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.

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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Jamielyn Nye

Creative director and founder of I Heart Naptime. Jamielyn aspires to reach women, get their creative juices flowing, and to genuinely inspire. When she’s not creating, Jamielyn loves to chase her three little monkeys and snuggle up on the couch with her man.

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  1. Jenifer posted on February 16, 2011 at 4:19 pm (#

    What a great idea for a fundraiser. I am SOOO jealous of those strawberries. They look YUMMO!

  2. Amy posted on February 16, 2011 at 4:34 pm (#

    OMG! I'm so hungry right now and those strawberries look ah-mazing! Mmhhmmm…..

  3. the angry bee bakery posted on February 16, 2011 at 4:46 pm (#

    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-

  4. Heidi posted on February 16, 2011 at 4:55 pm (#

    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!

  5. CJ posted on February 16, 2011 at 5:52 pm (#

    What a wonderful idea! Thanks for sharing!

  6. Cherie posted on February 16, 2011 at 6:03 pm (#

    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.

  7. Summers Camp posted on February 16, 2011 at 7:16 pm (#

    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

  8. Little Princess Design posted on February 16, 2011 at 7:49 pm (#

    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!

  9. Mars posted on February 17, 2011 at 1:28 am (#

    That is a very good idea! All looks so yummy!

  10. Candy Cake and Crafts posted on February 17, 2011 at 6:24 am (#

    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?

  11. fruitfulwords posted on February 17, 2011 at 9:39 am (#

    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.

  12. I♥naptime w/ Chocolate Sundaes posted on February 17, 2011 at 9:45 am (#

    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!

  13. Nicolette @ Momnivore's Dilemma posted on February 17, 2011 at 7:42 pm (#

    so much better than much of the standard fundraising fare I've seen out there…

    I'll keep this idea in the hopper!

  14. Casey Family Adoption posted on February 23, 2011 at 6:34 am (#

    Wow, that's an awesome idea! Thanks!

  15. Tiff posted on February 25, 2011 at 9:48 am (#

    WOW! Those look great. Thanks for the idea!

  16. Natalie Catherine posted on March 6, 2011 at 8:14 am (#

    this is a great idea!! my husband is a youth minister and is always looking for new fundraiser ideas! thanks girl!

  17. Sandra posted on April 8, 2011 at 12:07 pm (#

    What size plastic container did you purchase?? 7.5 or 9"?? Where did you purchase the Ghirardelli dipping chocolate?

  18. I♥naptime w/ Chocolate Sundaes posted on April 9, 2011 at 11:17 pm (#

    Hey! We used the 16 oz containers from Smart and Final. We also got the chocolate from Sam's Club.

  19. Tiffany posted on May 28, 2012 at 2:31 pm (#

    Thanks for sharing! We’re considering fundraising for camp next year and this is a fabulous idea!!

  20. debbie posted on March 22, 2014 at 4:19 pm (#

    Do you remember how many salsa containers one batch made?

    • Jamielyn posted on May 13, 2014 at 11:50 pm (#

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

  21. Erika posted on January 21, 2015 at 9:54 am (#

    How well did the chocolate dipped strawberries hold up?

    • Jamielyn posted on February 2, 2015 at 2:35 pm (#

      They held up very well for the event! :)