40 Hour Famine Resources

40 Hour Famine Resources

"We’ve done the hard work for you and written emails, tweets, Facebook posts and more, for you to share with your friends and family. Plus we have plenty of fun ideas of how to fundraise!" - Miranda, Julia and Pio, World Vision and Sanitarium Youth Ambassadors

Remember: 40 Hour Famine Organisers if you’re stuck for ideas, you can contact a World Vision Schools Partnership Manager at NZ.Schools@worldvision.org.nz or a Church Partnership Manager at church@worldvision.org.nz. 

Become a fundraising superstar with these tips and tricks!

Want to raise $150 in a week? Want to hold a group fundraising event? Find out how by downloading our fundraising cheat sheets!

“The resource I found most helpful was the group fundraising ideas sheet. Last year for the 40 Hour Famine I helped organise a movie night as part of my youth group at church, which then turned into a refugee awareness event, as we had two incredible speakers come and watched Salam Neighbour which is a documentary about life in a refugee camp. It was extremely eye opening and group fundraising idea sheet was where it all started." - Miranda, World Vision and Sanitarium Youth Ambassador

Promote your event with these printable posters and flyers

Whether you’re doing a bake sale at your local market, holding a mufti day at school or running a quiz night, let everyone know about your event by handing out these flyers and pinning the posters around town!

“The best resource that I used for 40 Hour Famine last year was a fundraising poster. The team at my school stuck these on almost every surface we could find! These posters are great for raising awareness of the issue and keeping 40 Hour Famine at the forefront of people’s minds.” -  Julia, World Vision and Sanitarium Youth Ambassador

The fastest way to spread the word is on social

Download these Facebook cover images and let everyone know that you’re part of this year’s 40 Hour Famine.

“My fundraising tip is to get an online profile! Not only will you reach more people through the power of social, but potential sponsors can find it more convenient to transfer money online rather than in cash.” - Pio, World Vision and Sanitarium Youth Ambassador

2017 Campaign videos

Our videos help explain the crisis and tell the stories of refugees. Share these on your profile, in your school or church or on social media to help spread the word about the crisis.

Getting started

Here you’ll find all the information you need to get your 40 Hour Famine campaign rolling.

Communicating about the crisis

The Syrian Refugee Crisis is complicated and can be difficult to explain. These tips sheets and education resources will help you to understand and clearly explain the crisis. For other teaching resources, including NCEA-accredited resources, please email nz.schools@worldvision.org.nz

Helpful administrator documents

A couple of tools to help you keep track of who’s participating in your 40 Hour Famine group.

Church resources 

Church specific resources and Bible Studies to help you communicate and share about the Refugee Crisis. Please email your Church Relationship Manager or church@worldvision.org.nz for any further resources.

40 Hour Famine 2017: June 9-11

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