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School Fundraising Tips

School FundraisersSchool fundraising is typically done to raise money to pay for educational enrichment programs or to support school groups like the football team, drama club or the marching band. Money is collected from various events, including bake sales, auctions and school carnivals. Miracle Strip Popcorn is a company that’s able to rent/sell concession items like cotton candy machines to schools for their fundraisers.

When planning a fundraiser, the key phrase to think about is this: “What’s in it for me?” People will give money to good causes out of the goodness of their heart, but they’ll also consider what they get in return. Hence, sales that offer some sort of food do well. After all, people need to eat. They get hungry. So if they can get popcorn, cotton candy, or a sno cone for their “donation,” they’re happy as can be!

School fundraisers work well when there’s a lot of people around who have money in their pockets, so plan accordingly. Timing and location are two important factors. For instance, if you were to have a table full of snacks available for purchase, you’d want to put it in or near the cafeteria so people who are already in the mood to eat will walk over and buy from you. Also, consider when people are the most hungry for what you’re offering– there’s quite a demand around lunchtime and dinnertime, but at other times not so much.

Offering a “freebie” to get people to come over to your table or come to your event really helps. If you had a bowl of mints or you offer free drinks or a free slice of pizza with every purchase, those are all incentives to get people interested in what you’re selling. Also, keep in mind certain things like popcorn are hugely popular with people and they’ll buy it. Other items, like sushi or flowers, are nice but they’re not something everyone wants, needs or craves. Think broadly in order to appeal to as many potential “customers” as possible.

Finally, consider offering deals for the people who want to donate more money so they feel like they’re getting their money’s worth. Put together “packages” or offer 2-for-1 specials as ways to encourage sales.

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Creating Your Own Carnival Fundraiser Event

Fundraisers are some of the most creative events to organize, and there are so many themes to choose from when putting together your own fundraising event. Everyone loves carnivals and street fairs. They bring back the sweetest memories of hanging out with friends and family on warm spring and summer days, munching on popcorn and cotton candy, and waiting in line for your favorite rides.

There are many ways to put together a carnival event; you need the space, a few fun carnival rides, and of course, concession stands filled with the smells of all sorts of salty and sweet snacks. As a matter of fact, filling up on snacks is one of the sweetest memories most of us have about our carnival experiences. It would be a dream come true for most children, and many adults, to be able to choose their favorite concession stand snacks for their own uniquely designed carnival event. Miracle Strip Popcorn and Concession Supply will allow you to do just that; create the carnival you’ve always imagined.

First, choose a charity or organization that you are passionate about, send out some fun colorful invitations to friends, families, Capture1[1]and business owners in your area who may interested in supporting your charity, then allow Miracle Strip Popcorn to help you turn your carnival vision into a reality. From hotdog steamers to sno-cone machines, you can have all the snacks and equipment to create a deliciously authentic event. Cotton candy and popcorn stands are must-haves if you want to bring back that nostalgic carnival experience.

Most importantly, at Miracle Strip, we can provide everything you need to have a successful fundraiser carnival event from start to finish. We are your “One-stop fun foods shop”, and we can provide you with all the supplies and equipment you will need to make your event a huge success, from set-up to clean-up. You can re-create all the childhood memories of being lost in the scent of cotton candy and the smell of buttered popcorn swirling in the air; while helping to promote and raise money for a worthy cause.