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Pampered Chef: Theme Show Stock the Church Kitchen

  1. Beth1170

    Beth1170 Member

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    I have a host interested in having a show for the ladies group to restock the church kitchen. I am interested to know if anyone has done this and what success you have had with it. Also, does anyone have a full-page invite already made up? I did a quick search and didn't see anything right away. Thanks for the help.
     
    Sep 3, 2009
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  2. BlessedWifeMommy

    BlessedWifeMommy Veteran Member

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    I know that someone did one as a fundraiser, maybe look back in the fundraiser forum?
     
  3. chefann

    chefann Legend Member Gold Member

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    There are a couple of ways you can go about it - have someone representing the church act as host; or do a bridal shower-type show at which people can purchase items for the church and themselves, and give the host benefits to the church. You could also do it as a fundraiser, but if they're looking to get kitchen tools they'll get more by using the host benefits than by taking the money.
     
    Sep 3, 2009
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  4. pampered1224

    pampered1224 Legacy Member Silver Member

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    Ann is seriously correct here. By hosting aprty they get more bang for the buck. I did one last fall for a church here in WI. What we did was go through the kitchen with a fine tooth comb and assesed the needs. We made a full list with pictures, cost and descriptions of the items wanted. We invited everyone to order something for the kitchen. What I did was took all the items ordered for the kitchen and used three past hosts as the guests. Hey, 10% off is 10% off. Now, I know that sounds goofy to lower the guest sales but it worked out fine. So what they had was $423.90 in sales. The host ordered $340.50 in products and paid $163.05. They way it ended up was the church got $811.50 in products and only paid $586.95 so. They got everything they wanted and they were happy. Now if it had been done as a fundraiser, they would have gotten $42.39 to spend! They saved $224.55 on the products they ordered. So you can tell which worked out better. The host would have lost a few products.
     
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  5. Beth1170

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    Thanks so much for the great advise. I will look at invites and maybe revise one to fit.
     
    Sep 3, 2009
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  6. pampered.chris

    pampered.chris Veteran Member Gold Member

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    I did this a few years back for our local ambulance association. They wanted GOOD items in their kitchen for the dinners they put on. So we did this as an actual party/show complete with demo. It was WELL advertised (they are on a main highway and put it on their billboard and put ads on the community tv channel and in the major papers). Each member got 2 books and collected orders as well as I set up everything I owned and did a quick demo as well as made other foods for them (my dad is the chief). They sold over $1300 in products and used the hostess benefits to get EVERYTHING they wanted and it turned out great! I did go over and help sort the items (there were 14 boxes delivered) I only had one bad check and I took it to the bank and cashed it when it was good again. So it was a GREAT success!
    The following year I organized a big direct sales event there and they let me have the hall for free so we didn't even have to pay anything to set up! It was their thank you to me for helping them out so much (we all donated a table fee to them though).

    Good luck to you!!!
     
  7. gwyn26

    gwyn26 Novice Member

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    This is what I came up with.
     

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    Sep 4, 2009
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  8. pampered1224

    pampered1224 Legacy Member Silver Member

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    Excellent pice of paperwork there! It makes it very easy for them to make the choice. I actually hope they do the Show as it is a big benefit to you too!
     
    Sep 4, 2009
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  9. tracyt

    tracyt Novice Member

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    Can someone repost the Church Kitchen Fundraiser proposal flyer in a different format like PDF? I have a MAC and can't open it.

    Thanks much,
    Tracy
     
    Sep 4, 2009
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  10. BlessedWifeMommy

    BlessedWifeMommy Veteran Member

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    I will do it just a minute...
     
  11. BlessedWifeMommy

    BlessedWifeMommy Veteran Member

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    Here it is, I took off Carmen's consultant info so that anyone can use it.
     

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  12. ChefBeckyD

    ChefBeckyD Legend Member Gold Member

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    Tracy, I have a Mac too - go to OpenOffice.org - The Free and Open Productivity Suite - download Open Office - it's free, and you can open just about anything!

    It's a beautiful thing.
     
    Sep 4, 2009
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  13. tracyt

    tracyt Novice Member

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    Becky and Holly,

    Thanks so much for all the help!! :D

    Blessings,
    Tracy
     
    Sep 7, 2009
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