It is almost back to school time, which means it is almost Wish Farms Florida Strawberry Fundraiser time! Get excited, because you get to share local strawberries with friends and neighbors. Finally, a new fundraiser idea that students, parents and teachers can all feel good about. Don’t guilt your friends and family into buying something they’ll use once and trash. Offer them fresh, healthy, delicious, ripe, juicy (well, you get the picture) Florida strawberries picked at season’s peak.
Did you know that Plant City is the winter strawberry capital of the world? That’s just around the corner! Everyone enjoys a healthy treat, and now you can enjoy it even more knowing that your local school is benefiting. Let’s support our children eating healthier, and local agriculture all in one event.
Now that you are getting as excited as we are about sweet strawberries making their way to your school, let’s talk numbers. Each specialty box contains four (4) pounds of strawberries. The sales price is $20, and the school keeps $8 per box sold…that’s a 40% profit! If just 150 students sell 4 boxes each, the school would make a profit of $4,800. It’s a win win!
How it works:
- Meet with your volunteer team to schedule your strawberry sale
- We will provide all the necessary materials for success, even prizes!
- Create and customize your organization’s fundraising website powered by FarmRaiser
- Sell those strawberries! Get excited and have fun with it. Idea: start gathering fun strawberry recipes to do with your own and to suggest to others!
- Your berry sales will be tracked in the online platform, FarmRaiser. The program is very user friendly and helps sellers, buyers, organizers, and Wish Farms to share, purchase, track progress and coordinate efforts. Your buyers can easily purchase with a credit or debit card!
- All orders are due will be due at the end of January. At the end of your sale, collect cash and checks, tally your orders with our FarmRaiser online platform, and we will reach out with a delivery date (based on availability). You will receive a confirmation along with an invoice.
- Farm fresh Florida Strawberries, will be delivered to your school sometime in February-March (based on availability)
- Delivery or pickup will be set about a week in advance so that you have time to coordinate efforts.
- Once the date is confirmed, arrange for your volunteers to help with delivery at the school or come pick them up from our facility for a $1 per box discount! (150 box minimum is required for delivery and pickup discount)
When you enjoy your berries, make sure to tag @wishfarmsberries in all your social media posts!