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Ideas for informal fundraiser demo

Jul 30, 2009
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I am doing a fundraiser for a Montessori Early Learning Center (my first fundraiser). Rather than ask the parents to attend a kick-off show, the director suggested displaying PC items and serving finger foods as parents come to pick up their children at the end of the day.

I would also like to have a demo table or two set up for the children so the parents can see how child-friendly some of our products are. For instance, my son loves using the Apple/Peeler/Corer/Slicer. However, something like that would require close adult supervision.

Any ideas on recipes or demos for the kids? Keep in mind that the client group for this school is heavily into organic and healthy foods. Sugar is not something to be found too much in their diets, if at all. Also, most of the appetizers would need to be prepared the night before.

I look forward to hearing your suggestions! I check this site each day for ideas and inspiration but this is my first post.
 

janetupnorth

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Bread and dipping oils...

I think the food chopper is pretty kid friendly while in use...

Salad and berry spinner...
 
Jul 30, 2009
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Thanks for the ideas. I've personally never been a fan of bread dipped in oil so I didn't think of it; however, I think this group of parents would love something like that.

The food chopper is also a definite possibility--my son comes running to help any time he sees me pulling it out. :)
 

ChefForrester

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The cut and seal is good, so are the mini bamboo spoons. Look at recipes in the It's Good For You cookbook, also search under express shows for some pointers.
 

scottcooks

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tuxedo brownie bites with fat free creamcheese and fat free coolwhip - only sugar is from brownies...

do bread dipping seasonings

veggie tray with crinkle cutter!
 

PCMomto4

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I don't really have any ideas but I would say definately keep it simple, I know when I am picking up my kids from school I am just trying to get in and out of there as fast as I can. It is even more crazy at this time of the year when everyone is trying to get back into the routine.
 
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I understand what you're saying but, honestly, this school is different. I worked there for a while and the biggest problem is getting the parents to leave! They love to watch their kids in the school environment and invariably spend 15--20 minutes talking with the teachers and the other parents. That's one reason the director suggested doing demos at this time. She said if they're going to hang around for so long it might as well be beneficial to the school :)
 
Jul 30, 2009
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Just an update--the school fundraiser closed out at over $2,200. With a preschool of only 20 families in a small community, I am very pleased with the end result!

Thanks to everyone who provided advice. I am now in preparations for a fundraiser with my son's elementary school (500 kids, I think). Hoping for the best!
 
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Wow, congrats! I'm gearing up for my first fundraisers as well. 2 at school and one for my girl's dance team studio. I'm feeling overwhelmed, but hearing your success is inspiring!
 

Sheila

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That's GREAT! Congratulations on a successful fundraiser!!! :D
 

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