Fundraise at school

No one should ever feel ashamed of who they are or feel afraid to be themselves. Hold a fundraiser for mental health and take part in activities to promote diversity, uphold mana, and encourage inclusiveness and kindness.

There are so many great ways you can raise money for mental health with your class or your entire school if you want to. We've outlined some of the more popular ideas below. If you want to decorate your event or hand out stickers to people who donate to your fundraiser, get in touch and we can post you out some supplies. Fundraising for the Mental Health Foundation is really popular with schools for Pink Shirt Day but you can fundraise at any time of the year that suits you and your school. You can even set up an online fundraising page to make collecting donations easier. Whatever you choose to do to fundraise for the Mental Health Foundation, we hope you have fun doing it!

Fundraising ideas for schools

Reconnect Challenge

Have a "disconnect to reconnect" challenge where kids are sponsored to not use technology for 24 hours.

Design Tea Towels

Make and sell tea towels with wellbeing messages written by students.

Make a Cookbook

Ask Students to bring a favourite recipe and create a cookboolk to sell.

Grow Seedlings

Grow some seedling in small containers to sell.

Have a Mufti-Day

Hold a mufti-day for a gold coin donation. Order MHF stickers to give to people who donate.

Charity Fun Run

Hold a sponsored fun run. Get in touch to discuss MHF running shirts for prizes.

Online Fundraising

 Does your school have a social group or sports team that wants to raise money for mental health? Perhaps you've got a class doing a special fundraising project. Having an online fundraising page can help you advertise your event and makes it really easy to collect donations. Your supporters donate directly to your page and get receipted automatically. So click on the button to find out more and see if this is right for your school group. Then set up your fundraising page, add some great pictures to help tell your story, and share it far and wide with friends and family and all your school's wonderful supporters.

Online Fundraising

Ideas for the classroom

Incorporate the 5 Ways to Wellbeing into your lessons with these fun wellbeing activites. What activites help our mental health when we are feeling stressed, sad, angry or hurt?


Write compliments for your classmates and teachers and hold a compliments lucky dip.

Take notice

Spend 10 minutes focussing on the moment and taking in the sights, smells and sounds.

Keep learning

Get curious – create a treasure hunt in nature, or start a tree identification book.


Visit a rest home and become reading buddies with the residents.

Be active

Play a game outside, try a yoga class, start the day with jumping jacks, or have a running race.

How to donate your fundraising money

Once you've held your event and collected your fundraising money, our preferred method of transfer is by bank deposit. If you've touched base with us we've probably given you a banking code and reference to use with your banked donation. This helps us to receipt you quicky and efficiently. If you don't have a donor code and reference, get in touch.

Bank: BNZ
Name of account: Mental Health Foundation
Account number: 02-0100-0752592-097
Reference: as provided
Code: as provided

If you have a question about fundraising at school, fill out this form or call 09 623 4810