Our live drawing took place Friday, April 7 at 12:00pm EST. Watch it here!

The 2016-2017 Iron Giraffe Challenge is complete!
Over 300 schools have participated and helped to raise over $450,000!


156 Pledged IGC Schools for 2016-17 To Date

110 Entries Into the Iron Giraffe Prize Drawing!

Lowell Middle School, MI*

Lower Eastern Shore Children's Center, MD

Lusher Charter School, LA*

Manchester-Essex Middle School, MA

Maple Hill Middle School, NY

Mario Umana Academy, MA

Marlowe Middle School, IL*

Marshall Pomeroy Elementary, CA*

Mary Helen Guest School, MI

Medina Middle School, TN*

Memorial Middle School, TX*

Millbrook High School, NY*

Mission Trail Middle School, KS*

Monarch Learning Academy, FL*

Monroe Middle School, CA

Nisley Elementary School, CO

Northwood Elementary School, NY*

Oak Hill School, TN*

Obsidian Middle School, OR

Osmond A. Church School, NY*

Pelham Elementary School, MA*

Piedmont Middle School, OK

Pine Lake Preparatory School, NC*

Pine View Middle School, FL

Piqua Central Intermediate School,  OH*

Plainfield Elementary School, IL*

Plymouth South Middle School, MA*

Prairie Grove Junior High, IL

Provencal Junior High School, LA*

Public School #2, NJ*

Pumpkin Delight Elementary School, CT*

Red Bank Mill School, NJ

Ridgway Middle School, NJ*

Ridgewood I.S. 93, NY*

Rocky Mountain Middle School, UT

Rolling Hills Middle School, CA*

Roy Cloud Elementary School, CA*

Rupert A. Nock Middle School, MA*

Rutland Town School, VT

Sandwich STEM Academy, MA*

Schalmont Middle School, NY

Seth Low I.S. 96, NY

Shelton High School, CT

Sherwood Elementary School, OH

Sierra Expeditionary Learning, CA*

Signal Knob Middle School, VA*

Simon Baruch Middle School, NY*

Singapore American School, Singapore*

Sioux Falls Christian School, SD

Sippican Elementary School, MA

South Carroll High School, MD*

South Hall Middle School, GA*

South Toe Elementary School, NC*

Sparta Lincoln School, IL

Spring Glen School, CT*

Springside Chestnut Hill Academy, PA*

St. Joseph's Catholic School, ID*

St. Joseph's Catholic School, WA*

St. Mary Catholic School, WI*

Stephen Decatur Middle School, MD*

Stewart County Middle School, TN*

Sullivan West High School, NY

Sunrise Middle School, CA*

Swift School, GA*

Tanglewood Middle School, TX

Totten I.S. 34, NY

Trinity Regional School, NY*

Uwharrie Charter Academy, NC*

Valle Crucis School, NC*

Veronica E. Connor Middle School, NY*

Visitation Academy, NY*

Walden School, KY*

Walker Elementary School, OR

Walter H. Crowley IS 5, NY*

Wicomico Middle School, MD*

Williams Middle School, MA

Woodland Elementary School, IL*

Woodland Middle School, NY*

Academy for Discovery at Lakewood, VA*

Achieve Charter School, CA*

Adrien Block I.S. 25, NY*

A.D. Oliver Middle School, NY*

Advent School, MA*

Amana Academy, GA

American International School, Accra, Ghana*

Amity Middle School Orange, CT*

Arizona School for the Arts, AZ*

Avon Middle School, NY*

Avondale Middle School, MI*

Babler Elementary School, MO*

Baldwin Heights Elementary, MI*

Ballston Spa Middle School, NY*

Banded Peak School, Alberta, CA*

Barr-Reeve Community School, IN*

Beekmantown Middle School, NY*

Beverly-Center Elementary School, OH*

Birch Wathen Lenox School, NY*

Boston Latin Academy, MA

Brandon Middle School, VA

Brewster High School, NY*

Caddo Parish Middle Magnet School, LA*

Cedar Park Elementary School, MN*

Centennial Middle School, MN

Central Middle School, IA*

Choteau Junior High, MT

Clarke Middle School, NY*

Columbia Intermediate School, OH**

Cowherd Middle School, IL*

Crawford Middle School, KY*

Crestview Elementary School, VA*

Crofton Elemetary School, MD*

Dakota Elementary School, IL

Daniel Bagley Elementary, WA*

Dover Elementary School, FL*

Durant Middle School, IA*

East Alton School, IL

East Grand Rapids Middle School, MI

East Irondequoit Middle School, NY

Eastern Heights Middle School, OH*

Edgewood School, WI*

Electa Arcotte Lee Magnet Middle School, FL

Elisabeth C. Adams Middle School, CT*

Farmington Middle School, MO*

First Baptist Church Grand Jct., CO

Franconia Elementary School, VA*

Franklin Township School, NJ

Fulton Middle School, MO*

Gainesville Middle School, GA*

Good Hope Middle School, PA*

Grant Ranch School, CO*

Greece Athena Middle School, NY*

Greenfield Middle School, MA*

Griswold Middle School, CT*

Grover Cleveland Mastery Charter, PA

Harry E. Fry School, IL*

Havelock North Intermediate School, New Zealand*

Haw Creek Elementary, GA

Henry Puffer Elementary School, IL

High Tech Middle Chula Vista School, CA*

Hingham Middle School, MA*

Hornsby Middle School, VA*

Huntingburg Elementary School, IN*

Iona Prep Lower School,  NY*

J.H. Williams Middle School, LA

Jacob's Well Elementary School, TX*

John J. Pershing Intermediate School, NY*

Keene Middle School, NH*

Keith Valley Middle School, PA*

King Philip Middle School and Sedgwick Middle School, CT*

Kingswood Oxford, NY*

Le Jardin Academy, HI

Longleaf Middle School, SC*

Los Osos Middle School, CA*

Loveland Intermediate School, OH*


*School has completed pledged goal.

**Extra Entry for Referred School That Completed Challenge

2016-17 IGC Prizes

Salva Dut, WFSS Founder and Senior Advisor, has issued a new Iron Giraffe Challenge. Salva hopes that schools will help us get our new Iron Giraffe by each raising a minimum of $1,000 this year.  Each school that completes the challenge, raising at least $1,000 by March 31, 2017, 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)*


Automatically win a Skype call with Salva for being the school that raises the most funds between August 1, 2016 and March 31, 2017!

*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. 

Check out last year's IGC First Prize and Super Challenge Winners!

Learn more about previous Iron Giraffe Challenges and participating schools.