Iron Giraffe Challenge 2017-18

Read below to learn more about the Iron Giraffe Challenge 2017-2018 and download the pledge form

Iron Giraffe Challenge 2017-2018 IGC Prizes

Salva Dut, WFSS Founder and Senior Adviser, has issued a new Iron Giraffe Challenge. This year, Salva is asking schools to help him drill more wells with his drilling rig or "Iron Giraffe."  Each school that completes the challenge, raising at least $1,000 by April 6, 2018, will get one entry in the Iron Giraffe Challenge drawing for the following prizes:

  • First Prize: A visit to your school with Salva Dut*

  • Second Prizes: A 20-minute Skype call with Salva Dut (3 prizes awarded)*

  • Third Prizes:  A 20-minute Skype call with Linda Sue Park (3 prizes awarded)*

  • Fourth Prizes: A 20-minute Skype call with Ater “Lion” Thiep and Ajang “AJ” Agok, Country Directors for WFSS (3 prizes awarded)*

  • SUPER SCHOOL AWARD: Skype call with Salva for school that raised the most funds between April 1, 2017 and April 6, 2018!**

*Visits and Skype calls subject to Salva Dut and Linda Sue Park's availability which will require flexibility given Salva's South Sudan location and Linda Sue's schedule. We will make every effort to provide a Skype call if an in-person visit is not possible. Each school will be eligible for only one visit or Skype call with Salva. 

**Schools that submitted funds for the Iron Giraffe Challenge 2016-17 after April 1, 2017 may not include those funds into their total raised for the Iron Giraffe Challenge 2017-18.

Iron Giraffe Challenge 2017-2018 Timeline

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August 1, 2017: The challenge begins! All schools are invited to submit a pledge form. Pledge forms will be available after that date.


February 15, 2018: All pledge forms must be submitted.


April 6, 2018: All funds must be donated either by mail or online.


April 9, 2018: Tune in for a live drawing of the Iron Giraffe Challenge awards!

Looking for educational resources?

Fundraising can be intimidating, whether it's your first time or your hundredth. WFSS wants to help you get started! Check out to resources below that WFSS has collected and curated from teachers and educators.

Pledged Schools in the Iron Giraffe Challenge 2017-18

The 2016-2017 Iron Giraffe Challenge is complete!

John James Audubon School #33, NY*

Henry W. Longfellow Medical/STEM Middle School, IN*

Barr-Reeve Community School, IN

Boston Latin Academy, MA

East Side Middle School, NY*



*Pledge is complete

Check out former IGC First Prize and Super Challenge Winners!

Learn more about previous Iron Giraffe Challenges and participating schools.

Over 300 schools have participated in the challenge and helped to raise over $450,000!