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Pampered Chef: Fundraiser My first fundraiser... Relay for Life

  1. myinnerchef

    myinnerchef Member Gold Member

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    A dear friend of mine who just recently had brain surgery to remove a tumor is walking in her local Relay for Life in May. She is hosting a fundraising party next weekend and already has both outside orders and additional bookings from her party (which hasn't even happened yet)!

    My question is how to indicate who receives the fundraising check. If I have it made payable to the ACS, am I right in assuming it gets mailed to the host to turn in to them?

    Also, one of her guests wants to host a fundraiser in May for the extra 10% donation. If I indicate that show as a HWC fundraiser, do the regular fundraiser rules apply (check mailed to host) or does it go straight to the ACS? I want to make sure the donations go towards her team goal.
     
    Mar 13, 2009
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  2. myinnerchef

    myinnerchef Member Gold Member

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    Bumping for an answer... Does no one know how PC makes out the checks?
     
    Mar 14, 2009
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  3. Ginger428

    Ginger428 Legacy Member Gold Member

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    I would love to know the answer as well...
     
    Mar 14, 2009
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  4. mrssyvo

    mrssyvo Veteran Member

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    When I did my Relay for Life fundraisers last year- the check had to be made out to American Cancer Society, but to distiquish this from HWP, we made association American Cancer Society/ Relay for Life, and the check was mailed to the chairperson, not directly to ACS
     
    Mar 14, 2009
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  5. mscharf

    mscharf Advanced Member

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    Someone correct me if i am wrong, but isn't the check made out to the organization chairperson?
     
    Mar 14, 2009
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  6. myinnerchef

    myinnerchef Member Gold Member

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    No, the check needs to be made out to an organization - it just gets mailed to the chairperson so they can deliver it.


    I'm entering the orders from the fundraiser, which is awesome so far - over $1K and more orders still coming in - but when I entered the chairperson's order I was a bit surprised to find that they don't even get the free shipping benefit that other hosts get. I know they don't get the free products or the booking benefits but they have to pay for shipping too?! That's kind of a downer.
     
    Mar 23, 2009
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  7. pcjenn

    pcjenn Member Gold Member

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    The Chairperson doesn't get hostess benefits, but they can take advantage of the hostess special for the month.
     
    Mar 23, 2009
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  8. BlessedWifeMommy

    BlessedWifeMommy Veteran Member

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    That is right, I have paid the shipping for them so they get that benefit. It is kind of my way of saying thanks! You can enter a Consultant Gift payment for the 4.25.
     
  9. BlessedWifeMommy

    BlessedWifeMommy Veteran Member

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    The HWC donation will go to the ACS directly. She won't be able to turn in a check & count it in her Relay for Life goal. Hope that helps.
     
  10. JMT

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    Ok, I am new at this as well and just finished researching local relay for life teams in my area. How do you approach a team to offer the may fundraiser? I am getting ready to put together some packets...When you say you had the check made out to American Cancer Society/Relay for Life, does this qualify for the ACS 25% May fundraiser? or is it the standard fundraiser of 15%. I want to make sure I give people the correct info!
    Thanks!
     
    Mar 31, 2009
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  11. elijahstrust

    elijahstrust Member

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    I am wondering the same as you JMT! I just checked some local Relay for Life Events in my area too. So looking for the same things as you...how do you approach them, do you do a "live" show or a catalog/PWS show?

    Thanks :)
     
    Mar 31, 2009
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  12. cookingwithlove

    cookingwithlove Advanced Member Gold Member

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    I have several RFL fundraisers this year. I do donate 50% of my commission to the organization. I looked at the Relay for Life website and searched for Relays in my area. I then either called if a number was provided or I emailed the chair of the Relay. I usually get a response back. I then ask to attend a captain's meeting. At the meeting, I present who I am and what the Pampered Chef can do for them. I have found that a lot of their fundraising consists of just simply asking people to donate money. Some feel uncomfortable asking for money and an actually fundraiser event is more appealing. Others want to have a Pampered Chef show, but feel selfish getting free stuff from their friends and family. I am doing 4 this year and although I do not make money on it, I use the Relay to get leads for traditional shows. I have found that offering to donate commission makes them more likely to schedule a fundraiser. These people work their tails off for this cause and if they think you are actually make good money off them, I think it turns them off.

    Good Luck!
     
  13. JMT

    JMT Member

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    So does a "Relay" fundraiser have the standard donation amounts...not the increase acs amount for May? I had planned to donate most of my commission back as well, just wanted to make sure I had my facts straight before approaching anyone. Thanks for the info Wendy!
     
    Mar 31, 2009
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  14. KellyCooks

    KellyCooks Novice Member Gold Member

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    Yes, they receive the standard donation amounts. A couple of weeks ago I e-mailed HO to double check.

    Kelly
     
    Apr 1, 2009
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