If you’ve made it this far, we know you’re serious about helping end Duchenne’s. We want to help get you started as best we can. Below, we’ve listed different fundraisers other schools have put together as ideas for you. If you decide to do one of these at YOUR school [or even something totally different], send us an email letting us know! We can help you out with materials or ideas we’ve gathered in the past. Email us at dariusgoeswest@gmail.com

Here’s how schools have raised funds for DGW/DMD research:

* Skyped with Darius, or brought in a crew member

* Participated in the Goslabi Challenge

* Raffled off gift baskets filled with donated sporting event tickets and gift cards.

* Hosted a school screening of DGW and sold Goslabi t-shirts, DGW bracelets and DGW bumper stickers

* Held an ugly Beard contest (students voted for ugliest beard among male teachers)

* Had a dress-down day where students, teachers and staff paid for the privilege of dressing casual

* Held a rap contest where students and teachers donated $5 to vote for their favorite rap(s)

* Collected donations during school lunch

* Hosted an evening screening of DGW for students, parents, and community members and collected donations afterward

* Ordered Goslabi t-shirts using the DGW Group/Student order form

* Held a dance marathon

* Organized a softball tournament

* Got a popular local restaurant to donate part of their proceeds to DGW for one nights’ business.

* Held a Battle of the Bands competition, where fans made donations to vote for their favorite group

* Organized a dodgeball tournament

* Had daily bake sales at school for two weeks

* Hosted a school-wide penny drive

* Held a “DGW Movie Week” for all English classes and sold popcorn, beverages, and treats.

* Got students/staff to pay to wear hats to school

* Collected spare change from students, teachers and staff every day for two weeks in the school cafeteria

* Got students pay to watch teachers/staff eat a spoonful of wasabi

* Held a wheelchair basketball game

* Organized “Dance for Darius” party with silent auction and raffles

* Got students to pay to wear pajamas to school

* Held an Ice cream day at school (with proceeds going to DGW)

* Put on a dinner theater that included a meal and talent show (students cooked the meal; proceeds went to DGW)

*Organized “Walk a Million Steps,” where students/staff paid $1 to walk the track in honor of Darius.

* Had a Halloween costume contest where students paid a small entry fee to win donated prizes