Put on your wackiest sweater on February 5 and pledge your company’s participation in National Sweater Day! Lower your office thermostat by at least two degrees and get employees engaged in learning about energy conservation.
Besides searching your closet for your best cozy sweater, here are some other great ways all organizations in Canada can get involved in National Sweater Day and raise funds for WWF.
Official Dress Down Day
Ask your company to allow an official Dress Down Day. For the privilege of dressing down, employees pledge $5 or $10 toward your fundraising efforts.
Food, food, food
Who doesn’t love treats? Provide the office with a hot breakfast to warm everyone up and kick off National Sweater Day. Or the office could join in on a lunch and learn including a trivia challenge, or get the office together for a bake sale. Ask colleagues to bring some tasty treats from home and sell them for WWF. Check out Bullfrog Power’s foodspiration! P.S Calories don’t count when it’s for a good cause!
Who needs the Oscars when you’ve got the Sweaties! Hold a contest for the loudest, best, or most stylish sweater. Make up your own categories, and charge $5 to participate. Prizes can include free lunches, or mini trophies. Special award for the one with the most animals on one sweater.
Swap some of your old items in for something “new.” Employees can bring old books, CDs, DVDs, jewelry and then take away the same number of items back. Entry to the swishing area is $5.
Check out Living Planet @ Work’s online resources here, for even more Sweater Day workplace activities. Plus, don’t forget to take great photos and follow us on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram, and post all your great Sweater Day activities using #SweaterDay.
National Sweater Day is made possible through partial proceeds from the sale of plastic shopping bags in Loblaw banner stores across Canada. Since 2009, Loblaw Companies Limited has donated one million dollars annually to WWF, for a total of six million dollars, to support activities that engage Canadians on climate change and other conservation issues.