Fundraising tip – Children’s role in fundraising

Involving children in fundraising efforts can teach some important realities about life. For example, children learn that things don’t ‘just appear’ in their classroom or sports club. Just like they need to save pocket money for the latest computer game, the cool new playground didn’t just materialise.

As part of the sales team, children can learn about community spirit. Their involvement can also be a great boost to self-confidence. But children should never sell products or seek sponsorship door-to-door without adult supervision. Escort your child around the neighbourhood and hover just behind them as they knock on each door.

Please be aware however that laws in Australian states differ on the legality of children selling raffle tickets. In some states, it’s not a problem. In others children must be over 12 years of age.