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 Post subject: Peanut-free Fundraising
PostPosted: Wed Sep 13, 2006 9:51 am 
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http://www.fundtastic.com

Fund Tastic includes: Kernels, Chapmans, Nestle, and Cookies/Muffins

http://www.tickleyourtummy.ca/ cookies, including gift tins for special occasions

http://www.sunsweetfundraising.com/ not all is peanut/nut free, but a lot is

http://www.krispykreme.com/fund.html

http://homespunfundraising.com/

http://www.lamontagne.ca/english/index.html

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If anyone knows of other's please add them.


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PostPosted: Wed Sep 13, 2006 1:27 pm 
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Three more...

http://www.nonuttin.com/fundraising/

http://www.efundraising.ca/pages/php/home/home.php

http://www.directfundraising.ca/atlanti ... mills.html


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PostPosted: Mon Mar 12, 2007 10:36 am 
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Nutfree Gourmet -- cookie dough pails: http://www.nutfreegourmet.com/fundraising.html

World's Finest Chocolate: http://www.worldsfinest.ca/aspx/iFundraising.aspx


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PostPosted: Mon Mar 12, 2007 12:15 pm 
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Here's another food-free option:
http://www.stik-ees.com/stik-ees_fund_raiser.html

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1 son allergic to eggs, peanuts, green peas, chick peas, lentils and tomatoes
(avoiding tree nuts and most other legumes too)
1 son allergic to eggs, and has outgrown peanuts
Both with many environmental allergies, asthma and eczema


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PostPosted: Thu Mar 29, 2007 8:56 am 
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wasn't sure where to put this so i thought i would add it into this one. At my daughters school they are having chocolates to sell I put our name down. When I got home and looked at the box it stated peanut free(with the peanut free label) instead of peanuts it has cashews and almonds in it which was very distressing to me. So I figure now I have to make sure that even if it says peanut free that it also says nut free before i sell it. My fault for not checking into it before signing up for it.(I know better for next time)

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PostPosted: Thu Mar 29, 2007 11:17 pm 
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Location: Gatineau, Quebec
Thanks for sharing your "lesson learned".

On the positive side, at least they are correctly identifying the allergens... What gets me is when a company says "nut-free" and then has a picture of peanuts and tree nuts, so you don't really know what they mean. (Is it free of peanuts AND tree nuts?) In turn, I don't trust that they know what they are talking about...

K.

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- DS1 (12 yrs): allergic to cashews, pistachios, Brazil nuts, potatoes, some legumes, some fish, pumpkin seeds; OAS
- DS2 (1o yrs): ana. to dairy, eggs, peanuts; asthma


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PostPosted: Wed Sep 19, 2007 11:31 pm 
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I just wanted to bump this up to see if anyone else had any other (preferably non-food) ideas for fundraising. I've just joined the parent council at my daughter's school and would love to come up with some other ideas. Right now many of the ones they do/have are food based:(

Any ideas would be appreciated.
Thanks!
J

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2 yr old DS -no known allergies!


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PostPosted: Thu Sep 20, 2007 3:51 am 
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our school has done several fundraisers with the children designing teatowels or plates.
other places have had flower bulbs or seedlings


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PostPosted: Thu Sep 20, 2007 6:42 am 
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I think it's great to take the focus of food, Kathi. :)
I often wonder what with scrap booking being so popular if we couldn't find a way to fundraise using this...hmmm.

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Daughter: asthma, allergies to egg, milk, peanuts, tree nuts, most legumes (not soy) & penicillin. Developing hayfever type allergies.
Husband: no allergies
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PostPosted: Thu Sep 20, 2007 8:35 am 
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Location: Ontario
Here's another non-food related fundraiser that generates lots of money: https://www.ccrp.ca/home_program.html

It's the Canadian Community Reading Plan and you sell magazines to your school community (would be great if Allergic Living could get on their list!). The great thing about this fundraiser is that many people already subscribe to magazines, and all you have to do is ask them to renew their subscription through CCRP instead of through the magazine and your school keeps 40% of the subscription fee. Our school of about 400 students generates between $2000 and $3000 with this fundraiser and it's so easy.

Also, as the literacy Chair of our school council I love this program because it promotes reading - win/win. :)

We also sell flower bubs in the spring from a local nursery - this generates another $2K to $3000 for the school. Lots of non-food related ideas out there.


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 Post subject: food free fundraising
PostPosted: Sun Sep 23, 2007 8:32 pm 
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As the chair at my sons' school we have organized the following food free fundraisers:

1. Halloween Dance-A-Thon: Student collect pledges and then dance for approximately 1 hour on halloween day. We give prizes out to the top 3 pledges, prizes are given out at the dance for best costumes and everyone who submits a $5 pledge gets their name in a draw to be principal for a day!

2. Q.S.P. Magazine Fundraiser - an amazing fundraiser! Everytime kids sell a magazine approximately $10 goes to the school. The best thing is that Q.S.P. has its own prizes, for example, you sell 1 magazine you get a pen (cool according to the kids), 3 magazines you get another prize and so on. Prizes are all shipped to the school, with the child's name on it - very easy. Last year our school made approximately $12,000 (800 kids).

2. Poinsettia sales. Parents order poinettia plants (we offer a variety of sizes) or mixed tropical basket or a poinettia topiary. The nursery delivers to the school. Parents pick up on interview night (in December). We made about $1500 last year - although it was our first year and we had many parents say they wished they had ordered.

Let me know and i'll give you the contact names if you'd like.

boys' mom


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PostPosted: Mon Sep 24, 2007 11:00 am 
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Hi 'boys' mom' :)

We've always used the QSP magazine fundraiser as well, with great results, until this year. We wanted to try the CCRP instead because it's Canadian-based (QSP is American-based) and we're trying to concentrate on staying local, or at least in Canada, if we can. I'll post again after we finish to let everyone know if there were any noticeable differences between QSP and CCRP.


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PostPosted: Mon Sep 24, 2007 11:41 am 
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In my kids school last year, the parents council tried a different approach. They just simply asked for donations from the parents. They sent a form home, you filled it out and wrote a cheque. This way you don't have to buy things you don't need or want and you can get a tax receipt. They still do the smaller things like pizza day or popcorn on Friday's.


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PostPosted: Wed Sep 26, 2007 11:57 am 
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I have been researching and found a few neat ideas. I thought I'd share incase there are others in similar situations as well.

The first is to ask parent's to donate their Canadian Tire money to buy gym equipment.

The other one I found that I'm still looking into is http://www.canadianschoolfundraising.ca
Basically you sell gift cards and get a % of the gift cards sold. Depending on which card is sold will determine the amount that is given to the school. They have tons of places like Canadian Tire, Chapters/Indigo, Loblaws, Superstore, Ciniplex Odeon, etc.

I love the poinsettas idea too!

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4ye old DD allergic to sesame, peanut, raw egg , and mulitple environmental & seasonal allergies

2 yr old DS -no known allergies!


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PostPosted: Wed Sep 26, 2007 2:01 pm 
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That one looks fabulous, mygirlsyd.

I tend not to get to involved in the fundraising stuff at school (loooooong story) but, I occasionally do a bit, or let those running things know about any suggestions. This one looks really good.

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