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Socktober is an initiative of Catholic Mission and one way which your school can fundraise and engage in advocacy and formation activities for Catholic Mission during World Mission Month in October, or at other times throughout the year.

The way you use Socktober for fundraising, formation and advocacy is only limited to the ways your imagination can create activities relating to socks! Socktober activities promise to be fun, exciting and something your school can adapt, embrace and become involved with, according to your circumstances, resourcing and other commitments.

The ‘sock it to something’ concept is an Australian expression that means to strike out at. We want to invite you to help us strike out at social issues, such as poverty, child labour, child trafficking, homelessness and lack of education and to do so we also need your practical support.

Please visit the World Mission Month School Resource website at https://www.cm.org.au/WMM2017

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Top-5-Fundraising-Ideas

1 Hold a Crazy Sock Day and encourage your students to wear crazy socks all over their body. What is the most creative way they can wear socks? Get children to donate a gold coin to participate.
2 Host a Rock Your Socks Off dance party, either during a lunch break, or maybe an after-school disco fundraiser with a gold coin contribution. 
3 Pass the Sock Around as a fundraiser in your classroom, year or throughout the entire school and ask people to place their donations in the sock.
4 Have a Sock-tion of different items, and auction pairs of socks obtained from famous people, such as football players.
5 Hold a movie day, with a movie that focuses on feet, dancing and socks (e.g. Happy Feet, Footloose).
5 Have a competition to see which student can create the best sock puppet, then hold a puppet show and charge an entry fee for the event.

Top-5-Fomation-Fundraising-Ideas 

1r Put on a sock puppet show, with a focus on a story from the Bible or an issue of social justice.
2r Run a Socktober liturgy or Mass.
3r Socks need to be washed—create a Prayer Line at your school (a portable clothes line showing socks with prayer points and other spiritual enrichment).
4r SOCKS OFF in SOLIDARITY
Aimed at secondary students: Coordinate all the students and staff at your school to take off their shoes and socks at exactly the same time on a nominated day. Our vision is that for a suitable time span, students will bare their feet and their heart as a simple gesture to show solidarity for those hundreds of thousands of children who go barefoot to school every day.
5r SOCKTOBER SIMULATED STORYTIME
Aimed at primary students: This activity is suggested for the 31st October (or nearest school day) to mark World Mission Month in October. The idea is to introduce your students to a piece of literature that offers a powerful message about mission, social justice, or making a difference, which all students in all classes in the school read and study at the same time.

Downloadable-Resources

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Additional-Resources

Wmm-Schools-LinkWorld Mission Month Schools Campaign 2016

Just as you did it to one of the least of these... You did it to me 'Sock it to poverty' in Cambodia.
Click here to visit the resource page.

Wmm-Schools-LinkWorld Mission Month Schools Campaign 2015

I was thirsty and you gave me something to drink 'Sock it to poverty' in Madagascar.
Click here to visit the resource page.

Wmm-Schools-LinkWorld Mission Month Schools Campaign 2014

When I grow up I want to be... Alive 'Sock it to poverty' in Jamaica.
Click here to visit the resource page.

Socktober-GallerySockrates and Sally Photo Gallery

Click here to view and download photos from the Socktober Photo Gallery, featuring images of Sockrates and Sally and their adventures around the world!

 

Socktober-Video-Resources

 

Socktober Sockdance Video

 

Socktober Hip Hop Dance Video

Schools Fundraising Instructions

There are four main ways you might fundraise in the school setting:

1. As part of your class which is participating in a school-wide event.

2. Individually as part of a school-wide event.

3.Individually as part of a class or group specific activity.

4. Individually not as part of a school-wide or class/group specific event.

HOW TO SET UP AN EVENT YOUR ENTIRE SCHOOL WILL BE PARTICIPATING IN

A) Create a new ‘team’. This team will represent the event your entire school will participate in, so you would name the team something like - St Mary’s Primary School’s Wonderful Walkathon. Only one nominated person, the team’s captain, should set up this ‘team’ and it only needs to be set up once. It can be set up by a teacher or trusted student.

If students are fundraising for the school event as part of their class as a group, then they need to join the team’s event using the link which will have been sent to them by the team’s captain. While joining the team one nominated spokesperson of the class will sign up an individual fundraising page (see point b) and the class will then show as a team member on the team’s page.

Classes can also ‘compete’ against one another to see which class raises the most money (e.g. 5C will be ‘competing’ against 3F or the netball team against the choir team).

If students in the school are fundraising for the school event on their own (and not as part of their class as a group), then they can join the team’s event by setting up their ‘individual’ fundraising page or simply sponsor the team through an online donation. If they join the team their names will be listed in the team page as team members. All students in the school will be given the link to the school’s team page (see point c).

B) If classes within the school are fundraising as groups, for example 5C is fundraising separately to 3F, then each class would join St Mary’s Primary School’s Wonderful Walkathon ‘team’ as an ‘individual’.

Nominate a class spokesperson to set up the class page and name it something like ‘5C’s fundraising for our Wonderful Walkathon’. Then the class spokesperson would send the link to 5C’s fundraising page to all students in the class. The students then do not have to do anything further except to make a donation on the class page and send that link to family and friends asking for support.

In this option:
the school-wide event (St Mary’s Primary School’s Wonderful Walkathon) = ‘team’, and
the participating class (5C’s fundraising for our Wonderful Walkathon) = ‘individual’.

C) If students are fundraising for the school wide event as individuals and not as part of their class or a school group, then the school event (St Mary’s Primary School’s Wonderful Walkathon) = ‘team’, and the student = ‘individual’. The individual student will set up their own fundraising page, for example, Natalie Spencer 5C, and they would then send the link to this page to their family and friends to donate to.

In this option:
the school-wide event (St Mary’s Primary School’s Wonderful Walkathon) = ‘team’, and
the student (Natalie Spencer 5C) = ‘individual’.

HOW TO SET UP A CLASS OR GROUP-SPECIFIC FUNDRAISING ACTIVITY/EVENT

A) Create a new ‘team’. This team will represent the event your class or group is organising, so you would name the team something like – 4G’s Cupcake Fundraiser. Only one nominated person, the team’s captain, should set up this ‘team’ and it only needs to be set up once. It can be set up by a teacher or trusted student who then becomes the ‘team captain’ of the 4G cupcake fundraiser.

B) The team captain would then send the link to 4G’s Cupcake Fundraiser page to all students in the class/group.

C) All students can then join the 4G team as an ‘individual’ while setting up their own individual fundraising page, which they then send to their family and friends to donate to. Each student can see who has raised the most money in the class.

In this option:
•  the class event (4G’s Cupcake Fundraiser) = ‘team’, and
•  the student (Natalie Spencer) = ‘individual’.

HOW TO FUNDRAISE AS AN INDIVIDUAL STUDENT

If students in the school come up with a fundraising activity/event that they are organising themselves and would like other students and teachers to simply sponsor them (and not to participate in any other way) then they would set up their fundraising activity as an ‘individual’ and name their activity something like ‘Natalie’s Fundraising for Catholic Mission’. They would then send the link to their fundraising page to everyone they know to ask for a donation.

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You can Reach Out and Give Life to people living in desperate conditions all around the world by raising money for Catholic Mission. Simply create your own fundraising event online, join an event that has been set up by others online, or sponsor individuals and teams via a donation on their fundraising page.

 Fundraising for Catholic Mission is a fantastic way to support our work and have fun whilst doing it! How you fundraise is limited only by your imagination - from a big sports event or BBQ with your schoolmates, to an afternoon tea with your colleagues or a cake competition with your friends. If you want to do something special for a momentous occasion, donations can also be made in lieu of gifts.

By participating in a special fundraising event you and your friends can become real agents of change and take an active part in the work of Catholic Mission in over 160 countries around the world!

In just a few minutes you or your team can create your own fundraising page, where your friends, colleagues and family can make secure donations online. Your donors can leave messages of support on your page, and everyone can see how you're progressing towards your fundraising goal.

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Welcome to Catholic Mission's online fundraising program - Reach Out.Give Life., the place where you can get started on your fundraising journey for Catholic Mission and help give life to people living in desperate conditions throughout the world!

We recommend that you first decide if you want to Reach Out with your family and friends, Reach Out with your classmates at school, or Reach Out in your workplace! Regardless of what group you choose, you can always ask for the support of your family, relatives, friends, schoolmates, and colleagues.

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