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HELP! Fundraiser for College??

TinasKitchen

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Feb 25, 2006
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My friend/co-workers daughter just got accepted into a summer program at YALE! She needs $3800 in 2 wks. I told her lets do a Pampered Chef fundraiser and I'd give her my commission. She said its in 2 wks. I doubt we can do it in 2 wks, but how long does it take to get the check from PC? Also can I do something to fund a childs schooling?

Any help would be appreciated. She doesnt know how she's going to do this. To have her child (who's a junior in HS) miss this opportunity would kill her.

TIA!
 

gilliandanielle

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Dec 1, 2005
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Can she borrow the money and pay it back with the check from PC? I have never gotten a fundraiser check, but I doubt it would get to her in time. Plus fundraiser checks have to be made out to an organization, not a person. I am not sure if PC can make the check out to the Yale summer program or not since you are not raising money for Yale. If she could borrow the money from a bank or friends and family and give you enough time to get a fundraiser off the ground that might be a good solution.

OR... offer her the opportunity and she can make the money even faster!! If she has people host shows that would have purchased something from her fundraiser she will make the money to pay off a loan easily.
 

TinasKitchen

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Feb 25, 2006
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I didnt think that PC did this kind of thing.. thats why I wanted to ask you guys. Also I've offered the opportunity... she wont even host a show but she buys. Its just not her thing at all. So I offered the fundraiser to her.

:) I'm sure she'll find a way. She didnt want to borrow, that is another reason I thought fundraiser.
 

cmdtrgd

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Mar 12, 2006
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The way I understand fundraisers (and I am NOT an expert!) is the money can go to any cause. I have a sister consultant who did a fundraiser for her husband who was having a lot of medical problems and therefore medical bills. She somehow was able to do it behind his back and present the check to him after. As long as there is a name in the Organization box, you should be okay. I'll email my sister consultant and see how she accomplished that one.
 
Feb 22, 2005
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The recepient of the fundraiser does have to have a fund set up at a bank. So, in the organization box you would have to "Suzie Joe's Education Fund" or something like that. She can just go to her bank and set up an accout. Good Luck
 

pchefinski

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Oct 7, 2005
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Can you do a PC BINGO night or something? Raffle off some products, free shows or gift certificates, or half the collected money (50/50 raffle) ($1 per ticket, $3 for 5 tickets). Even if you couldn't make the full $3800, you might be able to get a portion of it. I'd have her set up the fund at the bank -- would probably take a half hour to do. And then canvas the neighborhoods with flyers for the PC BINGO NIGHT.. there are other threads on here about it, and from what I've read, it can be quite successful. Maybe she can find a place to have it for little cost or as a donation? Have some snacks available for really cheap -- 25 cents for a can of pop (just enough to cover the cost of it), 25 cents for a few cookies wrapped in cellophane. Just an idea to run by her. It could go very well.
 

beepampered

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Oct 22, 2005
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not enough

Unless she has A LOT of friends she's not going to raise that amount. I mean, she might have a $1,400 show and raise a couple hundred but that doesn't come close. I don't want to discourage you, I just don't want you to fill your friend's head up with unrealistic goals. She will be very disappointed...
 
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