Brighten up your day and brighten up someone else's life.
Make Blue Monday Orange! In the most dismal depressing month of the year Practical Action is giving you something to look forward to ...
What: Don't be BLUE, be ORANGE - give up the uniforms for the day and wear something orange - teachers can join in too!
When: January 2013
Where: School, Nursery, College, Scouts, Guides, Brownies, Beavers or anywhere that likes a bit of fun!
Please visit our OrangeAid in the Office page, if you are going to take part at work.
Why should I do it?
Taking part in OrangeAid will bring a little light, life and fun into a dreary January Day! And, by joining in you'll not only be brightening up your day, but brightening up the lives of some of the world's poorest people - forever!
How much is it?
We suggest that everyone who takes part donates £1
How will you help me?
We have lots of materials to help you including:
- Posters - example and blank to fill in your event details
- Fundraising Pack with lots more orangey ideas
- Letter Template to let parents know what you are doing
- A Powerpoint about Practical Action to use in Assembly
- Fun classroom activities to help bring our work to life
- Donation Form
- Official OrangeAid 'Well Done' Certificates
Where does my money go?
At Practical Action we work with poor people in Africa, Asia and Latin America. We believe that the answer to poverty should be long term, so using simple sustainable technology we can help people help themselves out of poverty.
Your donations could support so many of our projects like helping people in Bangladesh continue to grow food even when their land has been washed away by floods; or bringing light and power into people's lives with our micro-hydro projects in Southern Africa.
How do I get involved?
Just download our pack which will give you all sorts of orangey ideas for your OrangeAid day. Decide which day you're doing it, get everone involved - and HAVE FUN! Then send your donations in to the address below or pay them in online at http://uk.virginmoneygiving.com/OrangeAid
OrangeAid Fundraising Pack
Schools fundraising pack for Orange Aid
Orange Aid - sample letter to parents from school
Letter that can be adapted by the school to send out to parents letting them know about OrangeAid
OrangeAid Poster - blank
OrangeAid Poster to advertise the event
OrangeAid Donation Form
Donation Form for OrangeAid
OrangeAid Well Done Certificates
Certificates for schools to print and give to pupils who take part in OrangeAid
OrangeAid - presentation for school assembly
With a bit of planning January needn't be so blue... Give the school something to look forward to in January by taking part in OrangeAid and give some of the poorest people in the world something to look forward to for the rest of their lives. If you do have any questions at all, please do get in touch and we'll do all that we can to help.
Phone: 01926 634537
The Schumacher Centre
Bourton on Dunsmore