3 simple steps to make a difference
Sign up with your school
Get the whole school community involved, choose your stripey wear, dare and share activities – the more the merrier – and start planning for memorable, multi-coloured mayhem!
Get stripey, have fun and raise cash
Cheer students and staff through their challenges, get everyone baking for a top-of-the-class cake sale, and celebrate in style with a stripey mufti day on finale Friday.
Earn Your Stripes for seriously ill children
Count up the dollars you’ve raised and feel proud that, together, you’ve made a real difference for seriously ill children and their families supported by Ronald McDonald House Charities GWS.
How your school can get involved
Get your whole school community to earn their stripes by holding a stripey mufti day on finale Friday and asking everyone who takes part to donate. Children, parents and staff all welcome!
How about choosing a particularly ‘special’ stripey item for the Principal to wear for the day and asking children and staff to sponsor them for being a good sport?
Get the socks!
You’ll also be able to buy our official stripey socks from this site for the ultimate class-y look. You can purchase them individually or in bulk, so that you can sell them on to others.
What will you or your school dare to do to Earn Your Stripes? How about sponsoring your Principal or other staff members to get into full stripey tiger facepaint on finale Friday?
Walk the walk
Or you could get the whole school community – including willing parents – involved in a stripey sponsored walk, fully kitted out in eye-catching outfits. Cameras at the ready to help nudge everyone’s friends and family to donate and support the cause!
You could Earn Your Stripes by working with other staff and parents to organise a stripe-themed fundraiser at your school.
You could hold a stripey school fete, with lots of games and activity stalls, and donate the proceeds to Ronald McDonald House Charities GWS.
Bring on the cakes!
Or you could host a bake sale at your school, share the making and baking out amongst staff and parents, and sell colourful cakes and other stripey goodies to raise money.
Get your whole school community to earn their stripes by holding a stripey mufti day on finale Friday and asking everyone who takes part to donate. You could even hold a competition for the most original stripey attire!
You’ll also be able to buy our official stripey socks from this site for the ultimate class-y look. You can purchase those individually, or order them in bulk and sell them on to others.
Get kitted out
Perhaps you could persuade your sports teams to play all their matches in stripey socks throughout May – raising vital funds for Ronald McDonald House Charities GWS at the same time as letting other schools know that you’re proud to be supporting our vital mission.
What will you dare to do at your school to Earn Your Stripes? Your students are bound to have some great ideas – why not get them involved in the planning?
You could get one or more teams of staff or students together to take on a challenge such as a run, walk or cycle – kitted out in full stripes, of course – and get everyone to sponsor them.
Put on a show
Or perhaps you could persuade the most daring to step out on stage in their stripes and take part in a talent show or a battle of the bands?
You could Earn Your Stripes by working with staff and students to organise a fun, stripe-themed fundraiser at your school.
You could host a bake sale, share out the baking and making duties and sell colourful cakes and other stripey goodies during breaks and at lunchtime to raise cash.
Dance for donations?
Or you could work together to organise a stripe-themed social event – a trivia night, a disco, or a games evening – and get everyone who attends to make a donation.
Why take part?
By getting involved in Earn Your Stripes, you’ll be raising funds to support Ronald McDonald House Charities Greater Western Sydney.
Ronald McDonald House is built on the simple idea that nothing else should matter when a family is focused on the health of their child.
Today, Westmead House provides a safe place to stay for over 2,000 families each year. Through our accommodation and support services, we strive to keep families together when life gets turned upside down due to a child’s serious illness or injury.
How we’ll support you
We can inspire you with tried-and-tested fundraising ideas and tips, tailored for schools
We can help you promote your Earn Your Stripes activity amongst your school community with a range of resources, including posters and take-home letters to parents
We’ll have exclusive stripey socks for sale for anyone who wants to make a serious fashion statement!
We can provide your school with all the online tools you’ll need to support your event – including fundraising pages and easy, secure donation collection
If you’re up for some friendly rivalry between classes or other participating schools, we can set you up on our online leaderboards and get the competition going!
We’ll motivate your participants by providing rewards and recognition – your ‘Stripes‘ – as your school’s fundraising mounts up
Your questions answered
Do we have to do our Earn Your Stripes event on finale Friday?
No, you don’t have to do your event on our finale Friday. You can choose any day during Earn Your Stripes month – there’ll be loads of other stripey activity happening then across NSW!
How will we be able to get hold of the official stripey socks?
You can get your stripey socks by: buying them from this website; earning them by fundraising $100 or more; or purchasing them from any participating Macca’s.
Karen and Archie’s story
“Our youngest son Archie was diagnosed with a tumour in his right femur on 8 March 2019. As he began his long cancer journey, our family stayed at Ronald McDonald House close to The Children’s Hospital, Westmead. We were able to walk to Archie’s treatment and back – the hospital doors were less than 300 steps away. It also meant we could have family time together, cook meals and have a room for us all to sleep in.”
– Archie’s mum, Karen from Wagga Wagga NSW