Classroom fundraisers

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Join them and join us

Across Canada, we hear incredible stories of schools that bring environmental education into the classroom and inspire students to take action to protect wildlife and wild places.

You can connect your classroom to nature while supporting WWF-Canada’s work to protect the future of wildlife and the places they call home. Across the country, schools have raised thousands of dollars to help WWF-Canada to restore nature, reverse wildlife loss and combat climate change.

Every dollar makes a difference.

From student bake sales and toonie book swaps to assembly presentations, students are using the support of their teachers to raise awareness and funds for conservation. Join them and join us.

Classroom fundraiser ideas

Book sales

Ask students and staff to sell used books and donate the proceeds to WWF-Canada. Distribute information about WWF and the critical conservation work you’re supporting.

Create a cookbook

Ask students and staff to share their favourite sustainable recipes. Put together a cookbook and sell it to raise funds for conservation. Think of fun wildlife-themed recipes or feature local foods.

Art exhibitions

Have students create their own masterpieces showcasing wildlife and wild places, then present them in an art show. Parents and friends can buy the artwork to support WWF-Canada.

Car washes

Get your class or school together for a local car wash with proceeds going toward WWF-Canada’s conservation work. This works well for both elementary and high school students.

Change drive

Host a change drive by asking students to collect spare coins to support wildlife and conservation. Reward students with a pajama day, extra recess time or front-of-the-line passes at the cafeteria.

Talent shows

Organize a wildlife-inspired talent show, concert, educational presentation or other form of expression. Ticket sales will support WWF-Canada.

Bake sales and lemonade stands

Host a bake sale or lemonade stand at your school and donate the proceeds to WWF-Canada’s efforts to conserve wildlife and their habitats. Attach the bake sale to another school event, like a concert or parent-teacher night to reach more people.

Fundraising resources

Whether you are fundraising online, or prefer to fundraise in person and on paper, we have the tools you need. Download our fundraising event resources kit here.
Or, contact us at 1-800-26-PANDA (72632) or 
to request a free resource kit be sent to you in the mail.
The kit includes:

Event Posters

Event Posters

Goal Posters

Goal Posters

Fundraising Tips

Fundraising Tips



Pledge Form

Pledge Form


Frequently asked questions

How can WWF help me with my event? 

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We hope your online participant center and fundraising page will be very helpful to you as you plan and carry out your event. WWF-Canada can also provide:

  • online tools to create your own fundraising page, and to invite others to donate and track your progress.
  • support materials such as stickers, postcards, posters, brochures and other informational pieces, based on availability.
  • acknowledgment of your direct contribution to WWF-Canada.
  • approval of the use of the WWF-Canada Fundraiser Badge/Logo.

WWF-Canada cannot provide:

  • staff or volunteer help for your event.
  • promotion of your event any place.
  • share access to donor or member contact information.
  • fund or reimburse any expenses incurred throughout the planning and execution of the event or apply for any licenses for your event. 

What kind of WWF materials do I have access to for my event? 

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Online, you will find pledge forms, posters, fundraising tips, event ideas and Facebook header images. WWF can provide you with printed posters and stickers, information on WWF-Canada Information Conservation programs upon request at

Where do the funds I raise go? 

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The funds raised by you through your fundraising event will be used to support ambitious conservation plans. Please visit our website at to read recent annual reports and a detailed breakdown of how donor dollars are used in the work of the WWF.

Will my donors and I receive a tax receipt for the amount raised?

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Yes, you and your sponsors will receive a tax receipt for donations of $10 or more. Please make sure that you provide us with complete information for tax receipt purposes.

Can I use the WWF logo at my event? 

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WWF is one of the world’s most respected conservation organizations and our logo is among the most recognizable. After registering online, you may be able to use the fundraising badge/logo to promote your fundraising event. Please confirm details like where and how you intend to use the badge by sending an email to Based on your intended use and format, we may release the logo file(s) and legal statement(s) complete with our terms of use. We respectfully request that you only use the templates provided, in the manner outlined, and do not manipulate our logo and the statements in any way. WWF-Canada must approve all materials before finalization.

How will the information collected because of my fundraiser be used by WWF-Canada? 

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The information collected will be used for purposes of fundraising event registration, issuing tax receipts (as applicable), periodic conservation updates and opportunities to support the mission. If you send us photos and testimonials — which we hope you will — they may be posted at and possibly used in WWF-Canada promotional pieces.