Every year units and districts raise funds for the Canadian World Friendship Fund (CWFF) and every year they come up with fun and creative ways of doing it! The 2014 Quebec Pizza Challenge invited units to submit their success stories (in two categories) for a chance to win a pizza party worth $100. Here are this year’s winners:
1. Most money raised per member: 1st Pincourt Pathfinders – An auction with a twist! (In the past this has been a favourite activity to raise money for the CWFF or Camp Wa-Thik-Ane.)
From Pathfinder Guider Elaine: We collected a wide range of crazy, bizarre and weird surprises and some nice items including jewellery, Avon products, a car flashlight and Bean Boozled jelly beans. Every girl was given a bidding paddle to use. At times, the girls would all bid at the same time. A few bidding wars took place throughout the evening! The items were auctioned off to the highest bidder. The twist here was that the girls did not know what they were bidding for. It could be something wacky or something everyone would like. They usually bid higher when they liked the wrapping! It was fun to be part of. In total, we raised $100 for the World Friendship Fund.
2. Most original idea to raise money: 85th Montreal Guides – Taking care of egg babies
From Guide Guider Lizzie Knowles: We decided to creatively complete the child care badge this year by having the girls take care of a hard-boiled egg for a week. We knew that this was going to be a tough challenge for the girls, so before giving out the eggs, we spent a meeting getting their input on what they thought should be required… If they wanted someone to babysit their egg, there was a cost. But, the money didn’t go to the babysitter, it went to the CWFF… Read more on Lizzie’s Guiding blog!
What’s the CWFF all about? It’s through the CWFF that Girl Guides are able to support projects in developing countries designed to improve the lives of girls and young women and their communities. Contributions to the CWFF also support Canadian girls and women attending international events.
The challenge will be on in 2015, so get those creative juices flowing!