How to WOW
We hope you’ll join us in ‘wearing something WOW’. It’s really easy, promises to be a lot of fun, and most importantly, it’s going to make a big difference to the lives of vulnerable children around the world.
Read about some of the incredible children your money could be helping.
Register for your free 'wear something WOW' fundraising pack. It’s jammed full of great tips, stickers, posters and a paying in slip. Registration only takes a minute and we won’t pass on your details to anyone else.
As Soon As Possible
Choose your 'wear something WOW' day
Pick a day during WOW (9-15 Feb 2009) for everyone to join in and to 'wear something WOW'. Make sure that the date is in everyone’s diary.
You may wish to simply ‘wear something WOW’ or you may wish to choose a theme for your day. This year Valentines Day takes place during WOW, you could split into pairs and dress up as ‘famous couples’ or dress ‘top to toe in red’ or have ‘love hearts’ as your theme
A Month Before
Display WOW posters
Put your posters up in plenty of time so everyone knows when they should be wearing something WOW. Each poster has a space for you to fill in which day during World Orphan Week you have chosen to WOW. You can download more posters from our website or if you would like us to send you any further materials please call us on 01223 365589
The local newspapers and radio stations really love to hear about local fundraising events, they may even want to come and take some photographs on the day. We have draft press releases available to download and to help you promote your event.
On The Day
Have a fabulous day wearing something completely out of the ordinary and be proud of yourselves for also raising valuable funds for many orphaned and abandoned children around the world.
Don’t forget to collect all your donations and to keep them safe. It’s easy to pay in your donations, simply:
Send us a cheque, made payable to ‘World Orphan Week’, to: WOW, SOS Children, 59 St Andrew’s Street, Cambridge, CB2 3BZ
By bank transfer: please contact us for more details
We also have a donation page, if you would like to donate online.
Call us on 01223 365589 with your credit or debit card details.
Complete the paying-in slip that comes with your free fundraising pack and take it to your bank (if you downloaded your pack, please contact us on email@example.com and we can post you a paying-in slip).
You could also increase the value of your donation by agreeing to Gift Aid it - this means that for every £1 you donate, we can claim another 28p from the government (at no extra cost to you). Please contact us for more information. on how you can claim Gift Aid.
Extra fundraising activities
Taking part in a 'wear something WOW' day is not the only way you can you have some fun! Try some of our fantastic fundraising ideas, or perhaps you have some ideas of your own.
WOW party ~ host a party where friends can wear their WOW outfits and strut their WOW stuff all night. Charge a small entry fee and donate profits from drinks and snacks sold.
WOW hair day ~ add colour! Add ornaments! Add wigs!
Let there be WOW cake ~ see who can bake the most WOW cakes and have a cake sale.
WOW what a teacher! ~ why not get your school (or work place?) involved? Students (colleagues) can judge which teacher (or manager) looks the best in their WOW outfits; everyone pays a small fee to vote.
The WOW factor ~ hold a talent competition to see who has the WOW factor. Start with auditions at the beginning of the week and a big finale at the end.
WOW what a promise ~ ask friends and colleagues to pledge WOW promises. ‘I promise to help with the washing up’, ‘I promise not to burp’ or ‘I promise to make the drinks for a week’ and sell each promise for a donation.