Spring Break Challenge – Raise money for your favourite cause

It’s time for the 4th Annual Wish & Give Spring Break Charity Challenge!  Formally the March Break Charity Challenge. 

 

We’ve come up with the  challenges for kids of all ages to accomplish over Spring Break.  Or come up with your own challenge.

 

Goal setting is so good for kids!  Goals are a great way to keep kids learning, motivated and feeling good.

 

And even better by reaching the goal? Kids are fundraising for their favourite cause!  Canadian charities need our support more than ever right now. And it feels good to give back!

 

So, what is your kid’s stretch goal?  Think of something so big that you would sponsor them too!  In the past few years, our kids have been motivated to reach huge goals in reading or learning a new skill. They’ve each chosen goals that impressed me enough to sponsor them!  And now they plan all year what their March Break goal will be!

 

5 Challenges to try:

 

Reading 

How many books can your child read in the next 3 weeks?  This works for any age, whether it’s learning to read or reading full novels.  Is it 10, 20 or 50 books?  Pick a big goal, they really can do it!

 

Exercise

It’s never been a better time to get outside!  The weather is mild and social distancing works well outdoors.  How far can they run or bike?  Set a big goal and train for it.  Maybe it’s learning to bike or biking 20km for the first time.  Grandma will be proud to sponsor this goal!

 

Learn something new

3 weeks is plenty of time to pick up a new skill.  Is it baking, cooking, doing the laundry or knitting a hat?  Encourage your children to learn something new.  Be sure to post pictures with the hashtag #MarchBreakCharityChallenge so we can celebrate these new skills!

 

Daily routines

No better time than now to start a healthy daily routine and do it every day for 3 weeks!  Is it making the bed every day, cleaning the house, putting away toys daily, or helping mommy and daddy?

 

Math

Time off from school is perfect for brushing up on new math skills. Is it telling time, multiplication tables, adding, division, fractions?  Set a big goal and get to work!

 

It’s easy to set up your Spring Break Charity Challenge at www.wishandgive.ca

 

  1. Simply log in
  2. Select ‘Invitation’
  3. Choose your charity
  4. Create your invitation – name your prize in the group gift section
  5. Send the URL to your friends and family and ask them to sponsor you (tip…don’t enter the email addresses online, just sent the URL)

 

For more information on how to set up your March Break Charity Challenge ‘invitation’ click here: Spring Break Charity Challenge Tool Kit. The tool kit provides a step-by-step process.

 

I’d love to hear what challenge your kid chose?  Please share your ideas in the comments. 

 

Have fun!! And thanks for giving back this Spring Break!  The world is better because of you!

 

Be sure to tag #SpringBreakCharityChallenge so we can celebrate your accomplishments!!

Wish & Give Summer Challenge

This summer Wish & Give invites you to challenge yourself and raise money  for your favourite Canadian charity.

 

Change yourself, change your community. 

 

Join our summer challenge.

 

Canadian charities need us now more than ever.  Let’s give back this summer.  Wish & Give challenges you to challenge yourself (or your kid) to set and reach a personal goal and raise money for your favourite cause.

 

Let’s turn the 1980’s summer into the 2020 summer and make it all about reaching goals and giving back.  The 1980’s summer was carefree.  We roamed the streets, gained our independence and had fun.  The 2020 summer can be that and more.  Harness kids energy and time into doing good.  Set a personal goal and raise money for their favourite cause…and earn a prize.

 

What’s your goal?  What do you want to accomplish?  What can your kid accomplish?

 

Run 100 km

Read 15 books

Learn to cook 5 meals

Sew 100 masks

 

Set up your invitation at Wish & Give and ask your friends and family to sponsor you today!

 

How to participate:

1. Set a personal goal

2. Choose a Canadian charity to raise money for

(we have 86,000+ charities to choose from)

3. Set up an ‘invitation’

4. Ask your friends and family to sponsor you

(send them your personalized URL)

5. Achieve your goal this summer

6. Earn a prize and

7. Feel great about accomplishing your goal and giving back!

 

Get started here:

https://mailchi.mp/e2778764814b/summer-challenge

 

My goal is to run 100km this summer.  – Zoe, age 10

#summerchallenge