Fundraising Idea for NCYC

Unique Fundraising IdeaHate fundraising-Here is a unique fundraising idea that we have been using with youth groups for many years with great success. If the job of raising money to take your group to NCYC has fallen on your shoulders, I think I can help you. I don’t want this to sound like a scammy sales letter, I am just a mom of a large family who has been involved with youth groups fund raisers for more years than I want to admit to, okay, for 25+ years.

With that admission, you might guess I have more than a little experience. I have been helping churches raise money for that same length of time. I don’t want to drag this out to a long story about me, but if you are interested you can check out the About Me page

Fundraising for NCYC

Although I had been doing fundraising for various projects, NCYC became the focus when my daughter became the youth minister for our church. She realized that there were a lot of kids who simply could not afford to go to the National Catholic Youth Conference, and she wanted to make it possible for any kid who wanted to go to be able to.

She knew the amount of money that was easily made and we teamed up and got to work. You see, I am known as the “Cinnamon Roll” lady in these parts. There is a good reason for that, I make homemade cinnamon rolls for youth groups to sell after masses, and they make a lot of money with very little effort on their part. I want to invite you to watch the following video to hear about one sale we did last spring.

 

 

 

True story, and yes, Daniel is my son, but that is just one accounting of the many cinnamon roll sales I have done with the same results. I know what you may be thinking, if you don’t live here, what help is this to you? If you haven’t clicked around the site here, I invite you to do so. I guess it is important to tell you at least a bit about me if you have not read the about us page. I have been a stay at home mom for 35 years (I keep admiting how old I am, painful). I am passionate about moms being able to stay at home with their kids, but know better than anyone the financial difficulties that can create.

Because of that, I started this business to train stay at home moms to help groups like yours raise money. I teach other moms exactly how to do what I have been doing for so many years. The result is that they help you make money with the easiest fundraiser (for you) ever. In turn, the mom that helps you, splits the profits and makes money for her family. She puts in a lot of work on a weekend and gets to stay home with the kids the rest of the time.

Unique fundraising idea

I bet you have had your fill of car washes and selling cookie dough, pizzas, basketball tournaments, etc. I know my daughter sure felt that way. They were okay, but took a lot of time and the end result was marginal. You may be wondering just what would be involved for your group and how much time it would take.

I have to admit that there are responsibilities that fall on your shoulders. Are you ready, here is a list of what you need to do.

  1. Advertise it
  2. Set up tables by the church doors
  3. Get your cash box
  4. Sell the rolls
  5. Count your cash

It really is as simple as that. The time commitment is minimal and the reward is great.

Do you need fundraising help?

I know for a fact that you will make money selling homemade cinnamon rolls. There is a problem though, there just are not many people out there with the training to make those rolls in those quantities. That is where I come in. That is what I do, I train moms in your city that can supply the rolls for you. The problem is that I have had trouble getting the word out.

In addition to that, most people have to travel to get to my commercial kitchen to get training, and the travel and accomodations cost more than the training. I was talking to a mastermind group I work with a little while ago, and we came up with a solution that can help you, stay at home moms, and me.

. Here is the idea we came up with. The suggestion was that I travel to other places and have a training class in other cities so that the travel expenses for the trainees could be eliminated.

Here is how it might work. A church with a commercial kitchen host the class and advertise it in their city. To cover my expenses, I would have to teach a minimum of five students. The host church would arrange for a cinnamon roll sale the same weekend as the class and they would keep the net profits from the sale. If several churchs jointly host and promote the sale, the rolls would be divided between the hosting churches and they would share the net profits.

To give you an idea of how much money might be made, the cinnamon rolls sell for $10 per pan. For church of fifteen hundred families, we sell around 300 pans of rolls on a weekend. If several churches were to host the weekend and we have five students, we will probably make somewhere in the ballpark of 500 pans of rolls. I want each trainee to really know how to make the rolls, and practice makes perfect.

A Fundraising Idea Creates a Win Win Situation

I really do think that this can be beneficial for everyone involved;

  • The host church or school raises money
  • Hosting the class,assures they have ongoing access to a provider of the rolls
  • The trainee is set up with their own home based business that allows them to be a stay at home mom, or provides a nice part time income for someone who needs that
  • The trainee can pay for the class with just a couple of sales, and saves the travel expenses
  • I make money for my family and grow my dream to provide a solution for stay at home moms to be able to make money and stay at home with their kids.

So there you have it, I would love to have the chance to talk to you about this idea. There is still time to raise money for this years NCYC ,”Called to Glory”. One last thing, I can’t be leaving home too much,the kids would miss me, so I can only offer one weekend a month. If you have questions or want to chat about the possibilities, please let me know.



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  • Jenica,

    It is inspiring when generous people do so much to help a good cause. The example that donor gave those kids was awesome. I love your idea about the little thank you gift. I think the kids would also love it. I am going to recommend that for the next sale. I am excited that working with groups is a possibility now, I think it will open the doors for more people. I hope you have a wonderful day. Thanks for taking your time to comment. Grace

  • A donor gave $100? Wow. Your son must have been really working really hard for that fundraising. Well, it requires a lot of effort for such charity, anyways. It would also be a good idea to give something for the donors as a little gift like a badge, necklace, bracelet, pen, etc. when they buy some extra cinnamon. You should really continue teaching groups, Grace. And good luck to your son!