local BAKE SALES - easy way to help in February

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Re : local BAKE SALES - easy way to help in February

Postby Dawn D » Tue Feb 05, 2008 11:35 am


BAKE SALE TO BE HELD in ALASKA with proceeds going to PF!

THANK YOU CHRISTINA, for organizing a simple and creative sale in your area for Valentine's Day! It's so nice that the community (store, bakery and friends) came on board to support it. And glad to hear your girls are involved in the baking and selling :-)

** if anyone is still thinking about this idea (for anytime in February), feel free to contact Christine to hear how she put hers together quickly and successfully.

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Re : local BAKE SALES - easy way to help in February

Postby alaskamommy » Fri Feb 01, 2008 04:28 pm

Laura, I like your style! =D

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Re : local BAKE SALES - easy way to help in February

Postby alaskamommy » Fri Feb 01, 2008 04:26 pm

Dawn, I just emailed you - I'm on for Valentine's Day! You'll never guess where ... our shiny new Sportsman's Warehouse! (we are a small town and this is a big deal, LOL) I figured I'd be shopping there for DH anyway, HA! And, they were so nice! They're going to supply the table and everything, and the manager said even though Thursdays are much slower for them than weekends, there are enough big, hungry guys just working there to probably buy most of my stuff, LOL!

I'm going to have to re-work the flyer I did, though, LOL. I'll have to change the Victorian hearts and roses ("Love Somebody? Then bring them a tasty treat from our bake sale!") to camoflage. Hmmmm ... how 'bout ... "Huntin' for love? We've got your bait! Come to our bake sale!" HA!

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Re : local BAKE SALES - easy way to help in February

Postby Dawn D » Fri Feb 01, 2008 12:48 am

Christina, just emailed you directly...you're great!!

Laura, great idea about getting state groups together. A blast was expected to go out, and GCs and new volunteers were getting a message too.

yes, I think the sale could be a bit much for some to do alone, but simply reaching out to others you know for the baking could be helpful. It's a nice opportunity for aunts, grandmothers, neighbors to maybe offer support without having to directly write a check. Also, (like Christina is thinking) maybe ask a bakery if they can donate some goodies.

A plateful of goodies/cake might be perfect for the man who needs a last-minute "I love u" valentine gesture for the wife a kids. Or maybe crispy treats wrapped in red celophane would be snatched up by a mom who needs after school snacks for her kids. Oh, and what about some goodies on sale in the office snack room?

You might be surprised how often a full dollar gets handed over for a cupcake marked 50 cents.


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Re : local BAKE SALES - easy way to help in February

Postby laura » Fri Feb 01, 2008 12:08 am

You know, this one might be an especially good idea for the states with groups. The prospect of one person baking (or gathering) enough for a sale might be daunting for some, but if there are a few of you in one area, this would be a good opportunity to divide the work, and then get together for the sale itself.

My sale would look like: here, wanna Costco cookie? $6 please!

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Re : local BAKE SALES - easy way to help in February

Postby alaskamommy » Fri Feb 01, 2008 02:30 am

*smacking forehead*

I am such a dork. I just saw your initial post and saw that you *intended* this to be a Valentine's themed bake sale. Wow am I a dork. (blushing).

Oh well, LOL. Maybe next time I won't post when I'm so tired.

But hey, I also just remembered that I have friends that run a bakery! Hmmm, I wonder if they'd donate some stuff!

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Re : local BAKE SALES - easy way to help in February

Postby alaskamommy » Fri Feb 01, 2008 02:23 am

You know, I have been thinking about it all day, and I have a couple hours on Thursday afternoons while the girls are in Greek lessons. I think maybe I will see if I can set up a table at the local hospital on the 14th and sell some Valentine's cookies and cupcakes and stuff - even if it's just for a short time. Maybe I can hand out a few of the remaining brochures I have too!

I know my girls would love to help bake stuff. And maybe on Valentines Day people would feel more inclined to give ... you think so?

I would love to hear those creative ideas you have for doing it as easily as possible. Easy is definitely good. =)

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Re : local BAKE SALES - easy way to help in February

Postby Dawn D » Thu Jan 31, 2008 04:56 pm

Hehee, Christine ....I can relate to that worry of maybe wanting to eat all the treats myself!
And I hear ya, Crystal, but remember that people are often happy to support a variety of good causes particularly if you yourself are devoted to the cause. Plus it helps when the product is inexpensive, like a cupcake ;-)

Oh, and don't forget the awareness factor and how such a sale could help in spreading PE info - not just raising funds.

Big thanks to both of you (and anyone else) for even thinking about the idea!

Email me if you have questions, or want some creative ideas for doing it as easily as possible.


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Re : local BAKE SALES - easy way to help in February

Postby alaskamommy » Thu Jan 31, 2008 12:00 am

I might as well just write the PF a check, LOL. I know I'd eat way too much of the sales, HA!

But I'll consider it also. =)

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Re : local BAKE SALES - easy way to help in February

Postby crystalw » Thu Jan 31, 2008 11:29 am

I think this is a great idea. I may consider .. Although we may get some competetion with the girl scouts.


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