Iron Giraffe Challenge 2017-18

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

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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.  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.

Please email the above form to

If you prefer to print the form and fill it out that way, you may do so by downloading this PDF file. See form for details on how to send. 

Iron Giraffe Challenge 2017-2018 Timeline

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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!

The Iron Giraffe Challenge live prize drawing will take place on Monday, April 9 at 12:00pm EST. The live stream can be watched on YouTube by clicking the button below, or on this page.

The prize drawing and announcement for the Iron Giraffe Challenge Super School. The actual drawing will begin at 12:00pm EDT, but we'll be on a little early to ensure everything works. The whole event should be about 15 minutes long. Thank you for joining us!

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

236 schools have pledged. 165 schools have completed the Challenge!

Lamar Elementary School, TX

Leo A. Rizzuto Elementary School, TX

Liberty Middle School, NJ

Lincoln Center Elementary School, MN

Lindbergh Elementary School, MN

Lindenhurst Middle School, NY

Lorna Jackson Public School, Ontario, Canada

Los Osos Middle School, CA*

Loveland Intermediate School, OH*

Lowell Middle School, MI*

Lusher Charter School, LA

Lyons Middle/High School, NY

Lynne Thigpen Elementary School, IL

Mahopac Middle School, NY

Mansion Avenue School, NJ

Maple Hill Middle School, NY*

Marcy Elementary School, WI

Marquardt Middle School, IL

Meadowlark Elementary School, WY

Medina Middle School, TN*

Memorial Middle School, MA

Miami Country Day School, FL

Middle School of Piedmont, OK*

Mill Plain School, WA

Mingus Springs Charter School, AZ

Monmouth-Roseville Junior High School, IL

Mont Vernon Village School, NH

Moore Elementary School, PA

Moulton Middle School, AL

Moyock Elementary School, NC

MS 67 Louis Pasteur School, NY

MS 137 America's School of Heroes, NY

Munich International School, Bavaria, Germany

Nesaquake Middle School, NY

Newcomerstown Middle School, OH

Nicholson Elementary School, IL

North Country Union Jr. High School, VT

North Meadows Public School, Ontario, Canada

Nottingham Public School, Ontario, Canada

Oak Grove Elementary School, MN

Osmond A. Church School PS 124, NY*

Our Lady of Mercy School for Young Women, NY

Our Lady School, MO

Parkside Junior High School, IL

Parkside Preparatory Academy, NY

Park Street Intermediate School, OH

Pennridge Central Middle School, PA

Persell Middle School, NY

Pine Lake Preparatory School, NC*

Prospect Elementary School, IL

Public School #2, NJ*

Renaissance Academy, UT

Ridgway Middle School, NJ*

Robert H. Brown Middle School, CT

Roberts Street Elementary School, NY

Ruckersville Elementary School, VA

Sacred Heart School, IA

Salisbury Middle School, PA

Sanders Corner Elementary School, VA

Sedgwick Middle School, CT*

Shady Side Academy, PA*

Shelton Intermediate School, CT

Sierra Expeditionary Learning School, CA*

Signal Knob Middle School, VA*

Silver Creek Elementary School, CO

Simon Baruch Middle School #104, NY*

Sioux Center Christian School, IA

Sioux Falls Christian School, SD*

Sir William Osler Elementary School, British Columbia, Canada

South Cumberland Elementary School, TN

South Hall Middle School, GA

STEAM Middle School, TX

St. Ann School, WI

St. Joseph's Catholic Primary, Staffordshire, UK*

St. Joseph Community School, IA

St. Mary's Catholic School, WY

St. Mary's School, OR

St. Paul Catholic School, FL

St. Paul's Lutheran School, IA

St. Thomas the Apostle Catholic School, FL

St. Thomas of Villanova Catholic School, IL

Stephen Decatur Middle School, MD*

The Steward School, VA

Stewart County Middle School, TN*

Strafford School, NH*

Sugar Hill Elementary School, GA

Swansea Public School, Ontario, Canada

Tecumseh East STEAM Center, MI

Thomas Edison Elementary School, CA

Thurston Middle School, OR

Timpanogos Middle School, UT*

Tracy Learning Center, CA

Troy Middle School, NY

United for Success Academy, CA

Unity Charter School, NJ

Urban Prairie Waldorf School, IL

Uwharrie Charter Academy, NC*

Van Allen Elementary School, IA

Veronica Connor Middle School, NY*

Victor Junior High School, NY*

Wake STEM Early College High School, NC

Walker Elementary School, OR*

Washington Middle School, IL

Washington Middle School, IN

Washington School, NJ

West Allegheny Middle School, PA

West Brookfield Elementary School, MA

Westpark Elementary School, TX

Westside School, WA

White Lake Middle School, MI

White Oak Elementary School, CA

Wilbur McMahon School, RI

William J. Johnston Middle School, CT

Williamsburg Middle School, OH

Willink Middle School, NY

Wilton Manors Elementary School, FL

World Journalism Preparatory School, NY

Academie Catholique Mere-Teresa, Ontario, Canada

The Academy for Discovery at Lakewood, VA*

Academy of St. Joseph, NY

Alpha: Jose Hernandez School, CA

Altadena Middle School, AZ

Alton Village Public School, Ontario, Canada

Amana Academy Charter School, GA

Amberlea Elementary School, AZ

American International School, Accra, Ghana*

Amity Middle School, CT*

Anonymous School

Arizona School for the Arts, AZ*

Arlington Middle School, OH

Avon Middle School, NY*

Baldwin Heights Elementary School, MI*

Ballston Spa Middle School, NY*

Barr-Reeve Community School, IN*

Barrington Middle School, NH

Bartlett High School, TN

Beekmantown Middle School, NY*

Beverly City School, NJ

Bialik Hebrew Day School, Ontario, Canada

Bijou Community School, CA

Billings Middle School, WA*

Blairstown Elementary School, NJ

Bon Air Elementary School, VA

Bonny Eagle Middle School, ME

Boston Latin Academy, MA*

Bountiful Elementary School, UT

Brandon Middle School, VA*

Brewster High School, NY*

Broadway High School, VA

Brown Barge Middle School, FL

Brownell Talbot School, NE

Buffalo Community Middle School, MN

Canonsburg Middle School, PA

Canterbury School Microeconomics Club, NC

Canyon Lake Middle School, CA

Cashmere Middle School, WA*

Cedar Grove Elementary School, CA

Centennial Middle School, WY

Central Middle School, MA

Chandler’s Elementary School, KY

Chardon Middle School, OH

Charles W. Sandman Consolidated School, NJ

Cherrelyn Elementary School, CO

Chisholm Trail Middle School, KS

Christ Church Day School, CA

Christ Episcopal School, MD

Christ Lutheran School, KS

Clinton Middle School, NY

Cold Spring Elementary School, PA

Colonial Beach Elementary School, VA

Columbia Intermediate School, OH*

Courtice North Public School, Ontario, Canada

Cowherd Middle School, IL*

Daniel Bagley Elementary School, WA*

Deer Canyon Elementary School, CA

Dobbs Ferry Middle School, NY*

Dover Middle School, NY

DSBN Academy, Ontario, Canada

Eagle Rock Elementary School, CA

East Side Middle School, NY

Edgewood Elementary School, WI*

Elisabeth C. Adams Middle School, CT*

Elizabeth City Middle School, NC*

Epiphany Cathedral School, FL

The Fletcher Academy, NC

Floyd Middle School, GA

Forest Street School, NJ

Fort Loudoun Middle School, TN

Franklin Avenue Middle School, NJ*

Freedom Trail Elementary School, OH

Genesee Valley Central School, NY

Gerber School, IL

Glenwood Middle School, MD

Global Village Academies, CO

Good Hope Middle School, PA*

Gower Middle School, IL

Granger Middle School, WA

Great Neck Elementary School, CT

Greece Athena Middle School, NY*

Green Valley Elementary School, PA

Gregory Hogan School, Ontario, Canada

Griswold Middle School, CT*

Hamilton Avenue School, CT

Hamilton Heights Middle School, IN

Hanover Middle School, MA

Henry Longfellow Medical/STEM Middle School, IN

Herbert Hoover Middle School, NY

The Heritage School, GA

Holy Trinity School, OH

Homelands Senior Public School, Ontario, Canada

Horace Mann Middle School, WI

Horace Mann School, NY

Hubbardston Center School, MA

Hunters Point Community Middle School, NY

Huntington East Middle School, WV

Iona Preparatory Lower School, NY*

Ishpeming Middle School, MI

Jacob's Well Elementary School, TX*

Jefferson Middle School, WI

Jenkins Elementary School, MA

Jennie E. Smith Elementary School, DE

J.H. Williams Middle School, LA*

John Adams Middle School, CA

John J. Pershing School IS 220, NY*

John James Audubon School #33, NY

Jordan/Jackson School, MA

Joseph Melillo Middle School, CT

Joshua Creek Public School, Ontario, Canada

Joyce Kilmer Elementary School, IL

K.D. Waldo Middle School, IL

Keene Middle School, NH

Kyrene Middle School, AZ

LaFayette Elementary School, NC

La France Elementary School, SC



Bold Text Indicates Pledge is Complete         * Indicates that School is Repeat IGC Participant

Check out former IGC First Prize and Super Challenge Winners!

Still not sure if your school should participate?

The video on the right, made by students at Amana Academy, might help convince you that the IGC is right for you. Students who take the challenge with their school engage with the subject in many diverse ways. The Iron Giraffe Challenge can expand the impact of our work, but it doesn't only affect those we directly serve--it will change the lives of the students in your classroom, too.

Thank you to the students and faculty at Amana Academy in Georgia for creating and sharing this video with us.

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!