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 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.

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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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

77 schools have pledged, 20 schools have completed!

Joyce Kilmer Elementary School, IL

Kyrene Middle School, AZ*

Liberty Middle School, NJ

Longfellow Medical/STEM Middle School, IN

Lorna Jackson Public School, Ontario, Canada

Los Osos Middle School, CA

Loveland Intermediate School, OH*

Lowell Middle School, MI

Lyons Middle/High School, NY

Maple Hill Middle School, NY

Meadowlark Elementary School, WY

Middle School of Piedmont, OK

Monmouth-Roseville Junior High School, IL

Moore Elementary School, PA

Moyock Elementary School, NC

Nesaquake Middle School, NY

North Meadows Public School, Ontario, Canada

Parkside Junior High School, IL

Park Street Intermediate School, OH

Prospect Elementary School, IL

Renaissance Academy, UT*

Shelton Intermediate School, CT

Signal Knob Middle School, VA

South Cumberland Elementary School, TN

St. Ann School, WI*

St. Joseph's Catholic Primary, Staffordshire, UK

St. Joseph Community School, IA

St. Paul Catholic School, FL

St. Thomas the Apostle Catholic School, FL*

The Steward School, VA*

Timpanogos Middle School, UT

United for Success Academy, CA

Uwharrie Charter Academy, NC

Van Allen Elementary School, IA

Veronica Connor Middle School, NY*

Wake STEM Early College High School, NC

Westpark Elementary School, TX

Wilbur McMahon School, RI*

Williamsburg Middle School, OH

World Journalism Preparatory School, NY

Alpha: Jose Hernandez School, CA

Altadena Middle School, AZ*

Amana Academy Charter School, GA

Barr-Reeve Community School, IN

Beverly City School, NJ

Boston Latin Academy, MA

Broadway High School, VA

Brownell Talbot School, NE

Canterbury School Microeconomics Club, NC*

Chardon Middle School, OH*

Chisholm Trail Middle School, KS

Christ Church Day School, CA*

Courtice North Public School, Ontario, Canada

Daniel Bagley Elementary School, WA

Dover Middle School, NY

Eagle Rock Elementary School, CA

East Side Middle School, NY*

Elisabeth C. Adams Middle School, CT

Elizabeth City Middle School, NC*

Epiphany Cathedral School, FL

Forest Street School, NJ

Fort Loudoun Middle School, TN* 

Freedom Trail Elementary School, OH*

Genesee Valley Central School, NY

Glenwood Middle School, MD*

Gower Middle School, IL

Greece Athena Middle School, NY*

Gregory Hogan School, Ontario, Canada

Herbert Hoover Middle School, NY

Holy Trinity School, OH

Horace Mann Middle School, WI

Iona Preparatory Lower School, NY

Jennie E. Smith Elementary School, DE

J.H. Williams Middle School, LA

John J. Pershing School IS 220, NY*

John James Audubon School #33, NY*

Jordan/Jackson School, MA


*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!