Question by Kroo: How would I start a scrapbooking fundraising event for Breast Cancer Awareness?
Love to scrapbook. Want to raise money for breast cancer awareness. What steps do I need to take to organize this event and donate the money raised? Thanks
Answer by Soonlee
I wonder if your local scrapbooking store would let you host an event there and donate the sales of all things “Pink” to Susan G. Komen. It would be a tax deduction for their business and also, chances are that people will buy more than just pink items. Even people who do not normally scrapbook would participate because they believe in the cause. We have a local store that has a room and will let you sit at a table and use their cutting machines as long as you have purchased more than ten dollars worth of stuff. You could probably find a local deli to donate a sandwich tray or two and make it a whole day.
Those of us who scrap have all kinds of extras. I bought a pack of 30 when all I needed was two. You could host an event where people bring their scrap booking extras and trade and share. You’ll have to make sure you have plenty of table space for people to work and several stations for crickets and other implements. Have participants pay an entry fee of ten dollars and some kind of prepackaged food item. (This way people aren’t so worried about cleanliness of others kitchens) like bags of chips and cookie trays and pizzas. This is something you could do once a month.
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