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5 School Service Projects That Help Kids With Cancer

by St. Baldrick's Foundation
October 8, 2014

Looking for a fun and meaningful way for your school to give back to your community? Look no further.

school service projects that help kids with cancer
In the course of one school day, 120 kids will be diagnosed with cancer. And every single one of them is hoping for a cure.

You can help. By raising money for the St. Baldrick’s Foundation, you’re helping to fund the best childhood cancer research to give children with cancer long, healthy lives.

Check out these five fun ways you can help kids with cancer this school year:

1.  Organize a head-shaving event. A St. Baldrick’s head-shaving event is like a party for good. Students and faculty can pledge to shave, collect donations for children’s cancer research, and then go bald in head-shaving tandem.

Learn more about St. Baldrick’s head-shaving events >

2.  Start a coin drive. Each classroom can set up a coin jar to collect donations for kids’ cancer research, and the class who raises the most money wins.

Read how one shavee got her school into a friendly competition to raise funds for research >

3.  Coordinate a “Casual to Conquer” day. Pick a day for students to wear a crazy hat or themed clothes to school in exchange for a donation. You could even tie this in with a school spirit day or perhaps a lesson about childhood cancer.

4.  Organize a tailgate. Celebrate a big game at your school with a pre-game tailgate fundraiser. Attendees can get in on the grub in exchange for a donation.

See how one Missouri high school raised over $1,000 in two hours before the big game >

5.  Host a charity game. Ask students to challenge faculty to a friendly sports game. Encourage participants to fundraise by having friends and family members pledge a dollar amount per point, run or goal scored, or collect donations at the event.

What’s your idea? Tell us about it in the comments below.

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