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Pampered Chef: Fundraiser Not sure where to start

  1. cookingwithdot

    cookingwithdot Advanced Member Gold Member

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    Hi all,
    I have never done a fundraiser, so I need some help. My daughters school had some district-wide budget cuts (Who's didn't, right?) that is affecting the 5th grade camp that she will be going to in May. Basically, all of the 5th graders in the district (4 elementary schools - about 5,000 kids!) go to a 3 day camp every year where they meet the other kids and get ready for their send off to middle school. This year, the district is not able to provide any money, but each school's PTSA is. So, there is a $40,000 deficit! There is money being raised around town by certain groups, but I thought it would be cool to do a PC fundraiser. I emailed the school's PTSA and this is the response I got:

    We can not do this type of fund raiser, backed by the school or the PTA. We have been approached by several consultants from several companies. BUT you can do one that you host and donate the money directly to the camp. I too sell a line and will be doing that way. Call me and I will give you some more this on how to make this a success.


    I guess I don't know where to go from here. I am going to call her, but how do I advertise or let the people that care about Camp Casey know that I am doing this fundraiser?

    Thanks!
     
  2. NooraK

    NooraK Legend Member Gold Member

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    It sounds like the contact that responded to you may be able to answer some of those questions. I would even consider reaching out to the parents directly, doing it as a cooking show fundraiser, and then having them book more fundraisers to do with their circle of friends/parents.
     
    Jan 7, 2010
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  3. pamperedpals

    pamperedpals Senior Member Gold Member

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    You may be able to work with your daughter's school and use (rent) the gym to hold the fundraiser.

    Can you make flyer's and have them sent home with all of the student's in 5th grade to advertise the fundraiser? I know my son who is K came home with a Fundraiser for PartyLite the last week of school before the break and it was in his backpack.
     
    Jan 7, 2010
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  4. cookingwithdot

    cookingwithdot Advanced Member Gold Member

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    I think I will give her a call - I just emailed her for her #. I'm hoping I can create flyers to send home with the kids OR get an email list of PTSA members. :) Thanks for the responses!
     
  5. jessneeley

    jessneeley Novice Member Gold Member

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    Dottie...I can't believe they are thinking of taking away Camp Casey!!! That's outrageous!! I attended Camp Casey in the fifth grade 18 years ago and remember the experience to this day, we had a blast!! I wish you the best of luck in helping to get the kids to Camp!!!
     
    Jan 31, 2010
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  6. cookingwithdot

    cookingwithdot Advanced Member Gold Member

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    It all worked out! :) The district found some extra money to donate to camp casey, so we are all good to go! Whew!
    @Jess - where do you live?
     
  7. jessneeley

    jessneeley Novice Member Gold Member

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    gosh dottie I just saw your reply...I'm not very good at keeping up. I grew up in Woodinville, WA and had the awesome priviledge of going to camp casey when I was in the 5th grade. I'm glad it worked out...I can't imagine the kids not getting to do that, I still remember going! It was a blast!
     
    Apr 23, 2010
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