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Church 'kitchen shower' fundraiser

Discussion in 'Fundraisers' started by pctharper, Jan 2, 2011.

  1. pctharper

    pctharper Gold Member

    Our church ladies group might be interested in throwing a 'kitchen shower' for the church. The kitchen is in desperate need of upgrading their gagets and gizmos. Should I do it more of a bridal shower or as a fundraiser? I'm not sure what the best way is to maximize items the church can get and also the best way it could work out for me.
  2. Do it like a shower but advertize it as a fundraiser (put it in as a catalog/cooking show = whichever is right).
    Make an option that someone can purchase "double" and the second set be donated.
    Then whatever they need they purchase with their free products earned and discount.
  3. Gina M

    Gina M Gold Member

    I'm doing one in a few weeks - going to put the organizer in as host and then they will use the free, 1/2 price items and discounts to stock the church kitchen. Since the show is in January they can get a whole lot more for free as long as the show is over $500. We'll also let people buy things for the church within their orders as well.
  4. StacieB

    StacieB Gold Member

    I have been wanting to try this too. Do you have an invite that you are using?
  5. wadesgirl

    wadesgirl Gold Member

    I had someone interested in doing this - we talked about doing it like a bridal shower. Having the "host" come up with a wish list for the church, guests can purchase for themselves and the church. Then the church can use the free products for more stuff.
  6. I did this for a soup kitchen and I did it as a fundraiser but the kitchen made a wish list and people bought off of this list. I put one order in for the kitchen with multiple pmts and then all the individual orders. It worked pretty well.
  7. chefjeanine

    chefjeanine Gold Member

    This is how I've handled my church "showers". Works out just fine. The "host" did have help from a committee in setting up the church's wishlist.
  8. pamperedchef88

    pamperedchef88 Gold Member

    I have thought about doing this like a bridal shower only making it a fundraiser and so the church would get products for the kitchen guests would walk away with what they wanted and PC would give the church Cash for other things they may need in the kitchen that maybe PC dosent cover like crockpots new appliances or whatever. I figure its a win win!
  9. sandilou

    sandilou Silver Member

    What great timing! I will be planning one of these for the church kitchen for this month in the next day or so. I didn't even think about doing it as a shower! :eek:


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