As a member of my college's Student Council, one of my responsibilities is to help organize events that students and faculty can participate in.
In October, the school celebrated Halloween with a big costume party/dance. Another event we'll be having soon is a Masquerade Ball/formal dance. Although I helped in the planning process, I didn't feel like I played a huge role in making them a success until our recent endeavor; a good old fashioned bake sale!
The main reason we sponsored this bake sale was to raise money for our student softball team. The proceeds will go to the purchase of custom-made uniforms. Every spring at the end of the semester, Pennsylvania College of Art & Design (or PCAD, as it's often referred to) has a picnic and as of recent years, a student vs. teacher softball game tradition has started. Last year the teachers won (AND they had fancy looking uniforms) but this year a turn of luck may occur... Who knows?
Although the idea of having a bake sale fund raiser was not originally mine, when it was brought up in a meeting, I quickly volunteered to help as much as I could with the event. Soon thereafter, the whole event became mine.
I organized the entire bake sale, from helping spread the word in various forms of communications (poster advertisement, Facebook posts and word of mouth) to organizing who would bake what, quantities, prices and so on and manned the sales table most of the day, with the help of others.
With so many other projects going on in my life, it's hard to juggle them all but I was truly passionate about this one. I made it my personal goal to exceed the profit margin we set, and I'm proud to say we did it! As Borat would say, it was a great success! Yah!
(Hazelnut Almond Sugar Cookies and Puppy Chow I made.)
What is Your Favorite Thing About Bake Sales?