1. Talk to your principal
Speak to those in charge at your school to get approval to promote the Makeup Free Me campaign. Spread the goss to your school mates and teachers.
2. Get a team together
Ask the girls in your class, year or even all the girls in your school to join together to go without makeup for one day. For some this may be really hard. So make sure you remind them that you’re doing it together to collectively stand against negative self-image. And, after all it’s only 24 hours. There’s no limit to how many can register, so go big! Why not get your teachers to join in too?
3. Register your team and set up your fundraising profile page
Before you can create your team you’ll need to create your individual fundraising profile page
. Once you do this, choose a name for your group and then follow the prompts and create your team fundraising profile page. You can then invite others from your class or school to join the team. Don’t forget to personalise your page so people can see photos or messages of whom they are donating to.
If you have multiple teams within your school why not see who can raise the most. 100% of the funds raised are going to body image education programs and eating disorder support services run by the Butterfly Foundation.
4. Organise an event at your school on Friday 29th August 2014
You can hold a range of activities at your school on the day to raise further awareness and funds for positive self-image. These could include a shared lunch, or morning tea during recess. Or it could even be a sporting activity for students and teachers to take part in with donations and prizes.
5. Promote your event
Once you have confirmed details of your event and checked it with your teachers, spread the word. Ask if you can put up promotional material around the school or even hand out to students. If your school has a newsletter or social media pages try to get some coverage about your event. Check out our Fundraising Toolkit for fundraising tips and resources such as downloadable promotional posters.
6. Start Fundraising
Get local media such as your local paper or radio station on board to support you or your school. You can download a media release template directly from our Fundraising Toolkit. Why not get parents and teachers to donate too.