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12/26/2016 » 12/30/2016
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1/5/2017 » 1/8/2017
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Delta Epsilon Phi - Suggested Activities and Fundraising Strategies
Advocacy
  • Create videos showcasing recent activities
  • Attend German-American heritage events
  • Display pictures of the German traditions throughout school
  • Provide a booth at school functions to promote German
  • Perform skits to introduce German to 8th graders
  • Organize a Discover Languages Month school event
  • Create a "Why I learn German” campaign

Service Projects

  • Tutor
  • Make holiday ornaments for hospital patients
  • Create children’s stories in German to present to elementary students
  • Cook and serve lunch at a soup kitchen
  • Collect Christmas gifts for various charity organizations
  • Collect canned goods at Thanksgiving
  • Plan and lead after school German enrichment programs for children
  • Help at a school blood drive
  • Help senior citizens learn to email relatives
  • Collect coats
  • Clean up the school or local park
  • Send Valentine cards to veterans
  • Perform skits of German fairy tales at a nursing home
  • Collect cell phones and coupons for military families/soldiers overseas
  • Help with a soap box derby contest

Activities

  • Organize a Wanderung
  • Host a Kaffeeklatsch with authentic German/Austrian pastries
  • Celebrate Christmas holidays with caroling
  • Attend an opera or symphony concert by a German composer
  • Visit an art museum
  • Make a trip to a Christkindlmarkt
  • Have dinner in a German restaurant
  • Hold movie nights with German films
  • Plan an Oktoberfest for the school
  • Make t-shirts with German slogans
  • Play board games or card games in German
  • Organize German cooking lessons and taste testing
  • Compete in regional and state foreign language competitions (Sprachfest/Sprachbad)
  • Make a float and participate in a local parade
  • Bake Brezeln
  • Hold a student soccer night or world cup tournament
  • Celebrate National German Week
  • Plan a Foreign Language Olympics
  • Write to German pen pals
  • Organize a gingerbread house contest
  • Host a Faschingsfest
  • Plan a Spaghettieis social
  • Attend an immersion weekend
  • Travel to Germany

Fundraiser ideas:

  • Golf Challenge
  • Bingo Night
  • Bratwurst dinner
  • Bake sale - Sell Black Forest or German chocolate cakes
  • Ultimate Frisbee tournament
  • Flower Sale
  • Sell Advent calendars
  • Car wash
  • 5k walk/run
  • Penny war
  • Sell Gummi bears/chocolates/candy
  • Kiss-a-pig contest
  • Coupon books


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