Fundraising Idea

This past weekend we had a successful YW fundraiser to earn money for girls camp. If you’re looking for a good fundraiser salsa and chocolate dipped strawberries are the way to go! Keep in mind we sold these only to people we knew… friends, family and co-workers.
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We sold 1/2 dozen chocolate dipped strawberries for $10 and 16 oz. salsa for $7. We sold almost 200 salsas and 150 packages of strawberries. The girls did great, and everyone  was happy with their orders.

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The YW made all the goodies and worked so hard! They had everyone pre-order what they wanted and then we delivered them Saturday afternoon.
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I was pleased with my order. :) I think my husband only got one… whoops!
*Ghirardelli dipping chocolate works great (Thanks Vicki!!). Make sure to get dipping chocolate instead of just melting chocolate chips..they look and taste much better.*
*We used this salsa recipe*
I {heart} Chocolate dipped Strawberries.
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  1. Jenifer posted on February 16, 2011 at 4:19 pm (#
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    What a great idea for a fundraiser. I am SOOO jealous of those strawberries. They look YUMMO!

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  2. Amy posted on February 16, 2011 at 4:34 pm (#
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    OMG! I'm so hungry right now and those strawberries look ah-mazing! Mmhhmmm…..

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  3. the angry bee bakery posted on February 16, 2011 at 4:46 pm (#
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    Those are great ideas and it looks like the girls did a beautiful job. I am a bit surprised though-at least in our neck of the woods those kind of fundraisers aren't allowed anymore-

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  4. Heidi posted on February 16, 2011 at 4:55 pm (#
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    That's such a great idea! I just got put into Beehives and was surprised that they're having the girls use their own money. My ward always did a fundraiser. this looks so fun!

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  5. CJ posted on February 16, 2011 at 5:52 pm (#
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    What a wonderful idea! Thanks for sharing!

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  6. Cherie posted on February 16, 2011 at 6:03 pm (#
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    Oohhhh that is a great idea. We have been told that fundraisers are no longer allowed in the church for the Young Women and Young Men but I think it can be a good thing.

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  7. Summers Camp posted on February 16, 2011 at 7:16 pm (#
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    I don't like melting/dipping chocolates… I don't think they taste good, at all! We never seem to have problems with 1/2 milk chocolate chips and 1/2 semi-sweet chocolate chips. Works every time! *B

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  8. Little Princess Design posted on February 16, 2011 at 7:49 pm (#
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    What a great idea! (: we just have a velentine's dance to fundraise for a young woman! we stil need more money , so we might do something similar to this! thanks!

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  9. Mars posted on February 17, 2011 at 1:28 am (#
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    That is a very good idea! All looks so yummy!

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  10. Candy Cake and Crafts posted on February 17, 2011 at 6:24 am (#
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    Oh everything looks wonderful! What a great idea for a fundraiser. I'm going to have to show this to my daughter's dance club.

    Quick question…where did you get the cute containers for the strawberries and the salsa?

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  11. fruitfulwords posted on February 17, 2011 at 9:39 am (#
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    I have been pondering fundraising ideas. So your post is great timing. Thanks. Yes, I'd also like to know where you got your containers.

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  12. I♥naptime w/ Chocolate Sundaes posted on February 17, 2011 at 9:45 am (#
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    Hey ladies! We got the containers from smart and final. It's a good place to buy in bulk for cheap. I know Sam's Club and Costco had some similar ones too. Good luck!

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  13. Nicolette @ Momnivore's Dilemma posted on February 17, 2011 at 7:42 pm (#
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    so much better than much of the standard fundraising fare I've seen out there…

    I'll keep this idea in the hopper!

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  14. Casey Family Adoption posted on February 23, 2011 at 6:34 am (#
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    Wow, that's an awesome idea! Thanks!
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  15. Tiff posted on February 25, 2011 at 9:48 am (#
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    WOW! Those look great. Thanks for the idea!

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  16. Natalie Catherine posted on March 6, 2011 at 8:14 am (#
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    this is a great idea!! my husband is a youth minister and is always looking for new fundraiser ideas! thanks girl!

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  17. Sandra posted on April 8, 2011 at 12:07 pm (#
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    What size plastic container did you purchase?? 7.5 or 9"?? Where did you purchase the Ghirardelli dipping chocolate?
    Thanks!

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  18. I♥naptime w/ Chocolate Sundaes posted on April 9, 2011 at 11:17 pm (#
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    Hey! We used the 16 oz containers from Smart and Final. We also got the chocolate from Sam's Club.

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  19. Tiffany posted on May 28, 2012 at 2:31 pm (#
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    Thanks for sharing! We’re considering fundraising for camp next year and this is a fabulous idea!!

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  20. debbie posted on March 22, 2014 at 4:19 pm (#
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    Do you remember how many salsa containers one batch made?

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    • Jamielyn replied on May 13th, 2014 at 11:50 pm

      Hi Debbie! If I remember right, one batch filled 2 1/2 to 3 containers! :)

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