The mission of the AYJ Fund is to bring smiles to kids with cancer, keep them connected to friends and school through technology and to support the research of GliomatosisCerebri and other brain cancers to find a cure.
If you would like to join us in this fight, here are some suggestions on what you and your school could do to raise funds to build smiles…connections…cures!
Ice Cream Social
Ice cream anyone? Plan an event where you can socialize and enjoy ice cream for a great cause. Make it as creative as you like; include student musical groups, artists and drama students. Have them create a special piece of work for the social or share a favorite work of art. Make your own sundae, ice cream scooping contest, get together and enjoy some ice cream and socialize!
Pick a theme, funny hat day, backwards day, inside-out day, silly socks and shoes day, favorite sports day, or mix and match day. Students donate to participate.
Volleyball anyone? How about a game of basketball? Challenge your faculty and/or staff to a game. Trivia is always fun. Participants donate to participate. Don't forget a bake sale or sell an item to add to your donation amount!
Mini Golf Tournament
Who doesn't love mini-golf?! Create a mini golf course inside your school, or on school property, be creative! Or contact a local mini golf course and raise money for a cure. Pick a date and time, invite your friends and family to participate and have a fun filled afternoon knowing you are supporting a great cause. Contact AYJ Fund for more information on how to organize a mini golf tournament.
Send a Flower Day
Whetherit's Valentine's Day or St. Patrick's Day, students can purchase a flower and have it delivered to another student, or students can purchase a flower and have it sent to a local resident at a rehabilitation facility assisted living facility or nursing home.
Popcorn, strategy games, cotton candy, fortune tellers, snow cones, carnival rides, funnel cakes…carnival and fairs are part of our culture here in New England. Holding a backyard carnival is a unique way to support the mission of AYJ. Plan out activities and food, gather friends and family, assign tasks and plan your carnival. Promote your carnival through social media, press releases and other free avenues of advertising. Contact AYJ for help promoting your School Carnival.
Board or Card Game Tournament
UNO anyone? How about a game of scrabble? Here is a fun activity that you can do any time of the year. Reserve a comfy place with plenty of room to spread out and have players come and enjoy their favorite board or card game for a specified amount of time . Players can learn a new game or challenge themselves against seasoned veterans. Have players donate a specified amount, run a bake sale and even a 50/50 raffle.
Pledges for Goals, Runs or Touchdowns
Have students get pledges for each score for your sports team. Families and friends pledge money and for each score, win or lose, they are supporting the AYJ Fund.
Gather a group of students and staff, make some colorful signs, secure a location and start washing cars! AYJ will provide information on its mission to those who attend.
Cookies, pies, cupcakes, breads, whoopee pies! The list of items you can sell at a bake sale is endless. Gather friends and family for a night of baking, check out local attractions in the area such as local sports teams, public gatherings, grocery stores or college events. Get permission and put your bake sale together. AYJ will share information too!
Create an item and SELL
Have a hidden talent or creative outlet that you want to put to good use? Do you make key chains, jewelry, knit or sew, woodwork or clay work? Put your creative juices to work and design an item that will raise money for AYJ. Contact AYJ Fund with your idea.
No matter what you do, the AYJ Fund is here to support your efforts in raising funds for smiles…connections….cures! Contact us today to chat about your fund raising idea or for more information and support. www.ayjfund.org