How to get involved
It’s time to act, so we’ve brought the 40 Hour Famine challenge back!
This year we’re getting up close and personal with hunger by challenging you to live without something you rely on for 40 hours, such as furniture, transport, technology or food. * Participating means you can help change the story of vulnerable children facing down the threat of COVID-19, conflict, and acute hunger.
Like you, we can’t sit back and do nothing, so, it’s time to stand up, speak out and show your support for those that need it more than ever. Get ready for a fun and rewarding weekend and check out our top ten tips to help you kick start your fundraising journey!
It’s time to get busy. If you haven’t already, sign up to the 40 Hour Famine Challenge here where you can register, join an existing team or create your own team.
Learn about the issues and engage others in the conversation. Famine is a global crisis, and it demands all our attention.
Set your goal!
Set your goal for how much you’d like to raise – aim high! You’ll be surprised by the support people are willing to give. Let your family and friends know your goal and how their support will help you reach it.
Share on socials!
Share your fundraising efforts on your social media and tell everyone why you’re doing the 40 Hour Famine. This is a great way to make people aware and excited about what you’re doing. Keep people updated as you go! #40hourfamine
Show your support!
Get the ball rolling by being the first to donate to your fundraising campaign. It shows your commitment to the cause and gets others involved.
Start at home!
Get off to a flying start by asking your parents or care giver to sponsor you $1 and hour. Awesome work! You’ve already raised $40!
Send text and emails!
Make a list of potential sponsors and email or text 5 people and ask them to donate $10 each. Don’t forget to include the link for donations. Your goal is in sight!
Speak to potential sponsors!
Ask 5 people you see regularly, including friends, family, fellow students or people from your church group to sponsor you $10 each. That’s only 25 cents per hour of your challenge! Who could say no? A great way to raise $50!
Step up it's time to do the 40 Hour Famine!
Your fundraising has been awesome, now it’s time to take the challenge. Will you join us 27-29 August or anytime, anywhere? We can’t wait to see what you achieve.
After you’ve completed the challenge it’s time to share how much you’ve raised and the impact it will have. Thank everyone for their help and support and pat yourself on the back for a job well done. World Vision Australia thanks YOU for helping to fight famine. Together we can make a difference!
*If applicable please adhere to any medical recommendations relevant to your personal circumstances.