During Daisy Days, we invite your school to support Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP) by hosting a fundraising event. Your school’s students — along with everyone in your community — can make hope bloom for children at CHOP.
We hope you and your students will join the fun of Daisy Days!
Looking for some Daisy Days event inspiration? The following are fundraising ideas for students of different grade levels. Students can also come up with their own Daisy Days event idea.
Once you have an event idea and date, just follow the How to Get Involved instructions below.
All Grade Levels
Sell Paper Daisies
Use the daisy paper icons to create a fun Daisy Days display: Each daisy paper icon includes a coupon for a discount on Daisy Days merchandise. Order daisy paper icons for your event.
Organize a Dress-down or Spirit Day
Encourage students and faculty to make a donation to dress down for the day. It’s up to you whether you have a pajama day, jeans day, team spirit day, or simply wear white and yellow like a daisy! Order Dress Down Daisy Days Stickers for your event.
Create Your Own Daisy Days Event
Create an ice cream social, talent show or dance — and raise money for Daisy Days. The possibilities are endless!
Elementary School (Grades pre-K to 5)
Spare Change Collection
Bring in any spare change you find and see how much each class can collect! Need a little motivation? Set a goal the class needs to reach to have a pizza party — or to have their teacher do something embarrassing like singing a cartoon theme song.
Ice Cream Social
Host an ice cream social (water ice, popsicles, or another treat can be substituted) and collect donations for ice cream and toppings.
Encourage students and/or families to take a break from the stresses of life and relax with a morning stretch session, accepting donations from parents to participate.
Art Project Auction
Build an art project, potentially one that’s Daisy Days-inspired, into a lesson plan and then let parents bid on the item(s).
Middle School (Grades 6-8)
Sell balloons with a quote, prize ticket or “Golden Ticket” inside. Students can win prizes based on the content of their balloon.
Sell, Sell, Sell
Host a fun sale each Friday during the month of May. You can sell soft pretzels, popcorn, bracelets and pins to support your Daisy Days efforts.
Daisy Days Dance
Host a springtime dance in support of The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia. Students can surprise their friends with a daisy or present them with a special “daisy” ticket to the dance.
Host a talent show with an entry fee for each act, and sell tickets to attendees. Increase your fundraising efforts by setting up a baked goods and beverages sale during an intermission.
Collect gently used items, clothes or unwanted (but usable) items to be sold as part of a community yard sale. Tables for families or local businesses can also be sold to raise additional funds.
High school (grades 9-12)
You Look Great in Yellow
Yellow and white are the colors of the Daisy Days daisy, so consider wearing yellow and white for a day, or some other special attire (pajamas, jeans, etc.); Encourage donations to participate. Order Dress Down Daisy Days Stickers for your event.
Dinner and a Movie
Host a spaghetti dinner (or lunch) followed by a movie, collecting a donation for the dinner, movie or popcorn. Add to your efforts by hosting a drawing for movie tickets or other items.
Partner with the school store or a community business/restaurant where a portion of sales from a particular day will benefit your school’s fundraising efforts.
Indoor Mini-golf Course
Encourage classes, teams or departments to design a mini-golf course. Students can make a donation to play a round of golf, or host a tournament.
Host a dance-a-thon, skip-a-thon, sing-a-thon, swim-a-thon, read-a-thon or walk-a-thon. Choose the challenge and collect pledges or donations from the community!
How to Get Involved
- Select a type of fundraising activity, date, time and location.
- Register your event.
- Receive your Daisy Days Fundraising Kit in the mail.
- Tell everyone you know (friends, family, coworkers, etc.) that you are hosting an event, and encourage them to get involved. Don’t forget to use social media (Facebook, Twitter, etc.).
- Host your event!
- Submit funds raised (and pictures) to CHOP.
At the conclusion of your event, please convert all cash and coins to a check or money order and include “Daisy Days – School Campaign” on the subject line. Mail the funds to:
The Daisy Days Campaign
Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia Foundation
P.O. Box 40930
Philadelphia, PA 19107
A thank-you note and receipt will be issued to all donors who pay by check.