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One whole year WOW-Day

2019 will be WOW-Year. This means that you can hold your fundraising activities throughout the year, even several times. Together, we would like to celebrate that the foundation of the first Waldorf School in 1919 has turned into a worldwide movement.

What’s different?

The regular campaign period from 29 September to 29 November does not exist in 2019. You can choose your campaign days as you like, for example in connection with your Waldorf 100 relay race or another school event for the centenary.

What remains the same?

Also in 2019, WOW-Day comes to life through your campaigns. Whether student, teacher or parent, together you can make plans for WOW-Day: For example, you can organize an open stage, inviting the audience to spontaneously show off their talents, be a waffle maker and enchant with your sweet delicacies, or dig up old treasures for a flea market. Whether big or small - any kind of campaign is possible!

Our Cenntenial Projects

To make a spirited start into the second century of Waldorf Schools, we would like to introduce our jubilee projects for WOW-Year. This is where the need is especially great. Together we want to collect donations for these fields!

Run around the world: worldwide charity run from 9.-19.9.2019

Togetherwith the team of Waldorf100 we would like to invite all Waldorf Schools to organize a sponsored run at their own school, a run to a neighbor school or any other sport activity you can think of! The worldwide marathon starts as a common countdown 10 days before the worldwide Waldorf festival at the Tempodrom in Berlin, Germany and ends at the same time as the relay race of the German Schools comes to an end at the 19th of September 2019.

The donations are collected for the initiative "Education needs nourishment" to provide a school meal for every child. The donations are collected for the initiative "Education needs nourishment". Because not every Waldorf school in the world has its own school kitchen. A daily school lunch is especially important for all those students whose parents live below subsistence level and send their children to school without a breakfast or snack. Since many Waldorf Schools do not receive state support, a plate of food for every child is only possible through donations – that is what we would like to run for together!  >> more about the special topic: school meals

How you can participate?

  1. Organize your own event at your school, no matter where in the world, in the period between 09.-19.09.2019 under the motto: Education needs nourishment - counting down to the international Waldorf 100-Anniversary celebration (in Berlin, Germany)
  2. Send us your idea so that we can include you in our countdown. Registrate here!
  3. Post pictures and information under the hashtags #waldorf100starrun #educationneedsfood
  4. Gather donations for the initiative Education needs nourishment to help children around the world enjoy a good school meal.

How to organize a charity run?
The money of the donation run may only be collected on the school account and transferred in one sum to the Friends of Waldorf Education. Here you can find more information how to organize a sponsored run. Please note: due to the German law we can only provide donation receipts to to donors with a registered residence in Germany.

I will be happy to assist you with your questions and material about school meals. The fastest way is to call +49 (0)30 617026 -32 or to set up a skype call via mail to wow-day@freunde-waldorf.de

Centennial projects for WOW-Year

For a lively start into the second century Waldorf School, we would like to present you our anniversary projects for the WOW-Year. Together we want to collect donations for these themes!

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WOW-World map

Here you can find the already registered schools for the WOW-Year. Is your school already registered?

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Ideas for Your Campaign

There are countless ways to shape your own WOW-Day. A collection of colourful ideas can be found here.

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