WHAT is it? The Health Kids Project is where the StandUpKids community fosters a spirit of adventure, creativity, and philanthropy. Healthy Kids Projects are unique ways to fundraise for StandUpKids and range from marathons to back yard barbecues to meditation challenges.

WHO can start an Healthy Kids Project? Anyone can create a project of his or her own design! All you need is a little creativity and spirit of adventure.

HOW do I join the Healthy Kids Project? It’s easy! You can either join a project or start your own. See a list of FD hosted projects at the bottom of this page, OR start a project of your own design!

WHY start an Healthy Kids Project? All funds raised through the Healthy Kids Project support StandUpKids mission to get every public school child at a standing desk in 10 years, to combat the epidemic of sedentary lifestyles and inactivity, and to better reflect 21st century education goals.

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We’ve created some samples below to help get you started!

Hi [RECIPIENT NAME],

American kids are spending 85% of their waking hours sitting, 7.5 of which is in front of a screen, regardless of socioeconomic status. The World Health Organization now ranks physical inactivity as 4th largest killer globally, behind obesity.


StandUpKids is working hard to change this disturbing reality with a simple and elegant solution – standing desks in public schools. Standing desks help kids burn more calories and have a measurable positive impact on BMI, meaning they are critical in the fight against childhood obesity. Kids who stand at school are also 12% more engaged in school, which is 7 more minutes/hour, 45 more minutes/day or 130 hours of better learning than kids who are sitting down. Kids also report feeling happier and more awake when they are standing at school and standing helps kids avoid the orthopedic degradation that comes with too much sitting. Standing classrooms also make classroom management easier for teachers as they report far fewer behavior problems when kids can stand and move during class. Standing desks create a movement-rich environment for kids and a 21st century classroom for teachers.


I need your help. 

As part of my commitment to children’s health and learning, my goal is to raise [X amount] by doing [X event, party, race, game, etc.]. All of the funds I raise will directly benefit teachers who are hoping to transform their sitting classrooms to standing ones. Click [this link] and donate today.



Thank you,
[YOUR NAME]

• I’ve raised 90% of my fundraising goal to raise funds for kids standing desks! Please help me reach my final goal and donate here [link]

• Standing desks create a movement-rich environment for kids where they are healthier and happier. Help me raise the last 10% of my fundraising goal [link]

• Imagine a school classroom that simply and elegantly works to combat childhood obesity and helps kids learn more. Help me raise money to make standing classrooms a reality nationwide [link to your fundraiser]

• American children are sitting an average of 85% of their waking hours. This is not OK. Help me change this by supporting my project [link to your fundraiser]

• Kids are 12% more engaged at a standing desk at school, which is 7 minutes/hour, 42 minutes/week OR 130 hours/year of MORE LEARNING. Help make this a reality for all kids by supporting my fundraiser [link]

• BMI of school-aged children drops 5.6% over two years at standing desks versus sitting desks. Help me fight childhood obesity by supporting my project [link]

Welcome to my event fundraising page!

I am fundraising for StandUpKids, a non-profit whose mission is to provide standing desks to public school children.

American kids are spending 85% of their waking hours sitting, 7.5 of which is in front of a screen, regardless of socioeconomic status. The World Health Organization now ranks physical inactivity as 4th largest killer globally, behind obesity. StandUpKids is working hard to change this disturbing reality with a simple and elegant solution – standing desks in public schools.

Standing desks help kids burn more calories and have a measurable positive impact on BMI, meaning they are critical in the fight against childhood obesity. Kids who stand at school are also 12% more engaged in school, which is 7 more minutes/hour, 45 more minutes/day or 130 hours of better learning than kids who are sitting down. Kids also report feeling happier and more awake when they are standing at school and standing helps kids avoid the orthopedic degradation that comes with too much sitting. Standing classrooms also make classroom management easier for teachers as they report far fewer behavior problems when kids can stand and move during class. Standing desks create a movement-rich environment for kids and a 21st century classroom for teachers.

Please join me in this fundraising effort and thank you so much in advance for any support you can give. The process is simple and secure and your donation is fully tax-deductible.

All the best,
[YOUR NAME]

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  • American kids are spending 85% of their waking hours sitting, 7.5 hours of which is in front of a screen, regardless of socioeconomic status.
  • Standing desks help kids burn between 15-35% more calories/day at school
  • One study showed that, over 2 years, kids BMI was reduced by 5.6% standing versus sitting.
  • Kids who stand at school are also 12% more engaged in school, which is 7 more minutes/hour, 45 more minutes/day or 130 hours of better learning than kids who are sitting down.
  • Kids also report feeling happier and more awake when they are standing at school
  • Standing helps kids avoid the orthopedic degradation that comes with too much sitting.
  • Standing classrooms also make classroom management easier for teachers as they report far fewer behavior problems when kids can stand and move during class.
  • Standing desks create a movement-rich environment for kids and a 21st century classroom for teachers.

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