The weather may be warming, but a nice bowl of soup still makes a filling and nutritious meal. Recently, I and a fellow basketball mom (thanks Bethany) were charged with organizing a fundraiser for our daughters’ basketball team. I was introduced to Andrea Gallagher and Soul Warming Fundraising by a friend who was also organizing a fundraiser (thanks Jen!).
I quickly realized that team fundraisers are not only an important part of supporting our kids and youth sports, but a great opportunity to give back to our communities. In the past, I’ve purchased magazine subscriptions, pricey wrapping paper, coupon booklets that sat in a drawer and $10 candy bars. All for a good cause, of course, but no other fundraiser felt as worthwhile to me as this one with Soul Warming Fundraising.
Donate A Bag
The concept is simple. Rally your team, or group, to sell delicious 2 pound frozen bags of soup in a wide variety of gourmet flavors.
Soul Warming Fundraising also has a generous matching program for groups that reach their DonateABAG.org donation goals.
Looking for Something Even Easier?
You can also opt to only donate soup vs. selling direct to family and friends. This is the option the girls’ basketball program chose and we could not have been happier with the outcome. All donations were secured online. Participants were thrilled with the ease of it and satisfaction knowing that with every bag donated, we were helping a local family in need.
One mom told me that this was the best fundraiser any of her three children had ever been involved in.
Our fundraiser did so well, we were able to cover all of our team’s expenses for the year. In the end, members of the basketball and ski teams volunteered to help deliver the soup to Lazarus House Ministries. It was a great feeling for everyone involved.
Organizing a fundraiser can be a lot of work, but it doesn’t have to be when you Donate a Bag with Soul Warming Fundraising.
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Contact Andrea Gallagher at 401-212-0211 or firstname.lastname@example.org
“My heart is in it all year round. In spring and summer, food pantry or food bank shelves are traditionally low with food. Many parent groups, classes and sports teams are still in need of funds. It could be an easy, heartfelt way to raise dollars.” Andrea Gallagher Owner & Fundraising Consultant.
Yes, the North Andover Ski Team has done has done this fundraiser for the past two years earning an average for $2K for the team and donating an average of 200 pounds of soup per year to Lazarus House and the Boston Food Pantry!
What an AMAZING concept! I can’t wait to spread the word about this.
Nice Beth….lots to be proud of here!