7 – 9 JUNE 2013
So far, Kiwis have raised $65 million and each year we hope to raise the bar a little higher. With over 2.5 million young Kiwis having participated thus far, the 40 Hour Famine is getting bigger and better each year.
HOW TO DO THE 40 HOUR FAMINE
SET UP YOUR PROFILE, FIND SPONSORS AND COLLECT FUNDS
Setting up your profile online will only take a few minutes – once you’re done you’ll be able to request donations from your friends and family, order sponsorship books, collect medals and watch your Famine total grow!
Encourage your sponsors to donate to you online as it will be processed immediately and will help you collect medals, which will increase your chances of winning some great prizes
GO HARD OUT FOR THE HUNGRY!
The 7 – 9th June 2013 is Famine weekend which means it’s time to get together and Go hard out for the hungry. If you have chosen to go without food for the weekend we recommend keeping up fluids to stay hydrated. Simply drink plenty of water and natural fruit juices. We also suggest a glucose product such as barley sugars at regular intervals.
CHASE UP SPONSORS, COLLECT FUNDS AND LOOK OUT FOR PRIZES
You’ve done the hard work and now it’s time to chase up anyone who said they’d sponsor you and get all your hard earned money. The cut-off date for banking Famine funds is the 17th July which means you’ll need to have everything banked by then if you want the money to go towards your total.
There will be weekly prize draws throughout the Famine campaign.
The massive prize draw for the top earning school, group and individual will take place after 17 July.
PAPUA NEW GUINEA NEEDS YOUR HELP IN 2013
Hunger is leading to several issues in Bougainville, Papua New Guinea. Pregnant women are becoming anaemic because they aren’t getting enough to eat. This means babies are born malnourished. The number of children dying due to hunger and lack of immunisation is the second worst in the entire Asia-Pacific region. That’s why your support in the 40 Hour Famine this year is so essential.
Read more about how your funds will help in Papua New Guinea.
40 hour famine – accompanying resources
In the States the Fuller Youth Institute created an awesome accompaniment which is for any youth worker who wants to increase their students interaction with issues related to hunger and poverty and equip them to live out kingdom-of-God responses
40 Hour Famine organiser pack
Everything you need to know to run an awesome 40 Hour Famine group!
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Print out copies and put them up in popular locations to promote participation in the 40 Hour Famine.
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The Unofficial Student Handbook & Planner
Based on 39 years supporting the 40 Hour Famine, here are World Vision’s top tips, tricks and more to help you plan and organise this year’s Famine in your school or Church Group. Packed full of events and fundraising activities, information on press releases, sponsorship and advocacy advice, this is the perfect tool to help you hit the ground running.
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Just register your group here and follow the instructions.
Organiser pack: The 40 Hour Famine organiser pack is for you to help guide and motivate your group’s participants as they do their 40 Hour Famine. It contains an organiser record sheet and other useful information. Sponsor books: The sponsor books are for the participants in your group (school/church/other) to use to sign up and track sponsors and donations.
Go to Get more sponsor books page in Edit profile and complete the steps (only for logged in group organisers). This page also shows the number of books you’ve already been sent. If this figure is incorrect please contact the 40 Hour Famine team on 0800 FAMINE (326463) or through the Contact us page on this website.
Donations appear on your group’s online profile in 2 ways:
• Online donations – if people donate directly to your group or a member in your group via credit card and internet banking, donations will appear immediately on your group’s online profile
• Offline donations – Often members of your group will receive cash or cheque donations. You can bank these at any ANZ branch using the deposit slips supplied in your 40 Hour Famine pack – ensure the bank includes the sponsor book number so we can track payments. These offline banked donations will appear on your online profile the day after they are processed by World Vision (usually 3-4 days after banking).
The fundraising total for your group appears on both your online profile page and your group’s online profile page.
To view a list of donations made to your group, go to the My school/church/group’s fundraising progress page in Edit profile (only for logged in group organisers).
• Use your deposit book to bank your school/church/group’s cash and cheque donations at any ANZ branch – ensure the bank includes the sponsor book number so we can track payments.
• If you’ve lost your deposit book you can order one by calling 0800 FAMINE (326 463).
• All money needs to be banked by Wednesday, 17 July, so be sure to deposit all funds raised by then!
• Send all completed sponsor books to World Vision by Friday, 19 July to: Freepost Famine, World Vision New Zealand, Private Bag 92078, Victoria Street West, Auckland 1142.
Please return all your school/church/group’s completed sponsor books and copies of the organiser record sheet to World Vision by 19 July. We’ve included freepost stickers in the organiser pack that you can use when returning your materials to World Vision. If you can’t find your sticker simply post them to: Freepost Famine, World Vision New Zealand, Private Bag 92078, Victoria Street West, Auckland 1142
Donate to a participant or group by searching for the participant or group and following the steps to donate via credit card or internet banking. You will receive a receipt for tax purposes via email.