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Fundraising ideas: Pink pumpkins

September 3, 2012

With Halloween and Breast Cancer Awareness month both falling in October, my friend Sharon found a way to combine both into a fundraiser.  She paints the pumpkins pink, writes  a message, and adorns them with a pink ribbon.

Send out a notice to your friends and family starting early in September. Ask for a donation, Sharon request $15.  Remind them to place the orders well enough in advance so you have time to procure and decorate the pumpkins.

Pumpkins can be purchased from a variety of places, including your local Mega-Marts, farmers markets, and directly from the farm.  My favorite place to get pumpkins is at a pick-your-own farm.  It’s a great way to spend an afternoon, especially if you have young-uns. This site ( lists pick your own pumpkin patches. The last entries were from 2010, so call before you visit to ensure there are pumpkins this year.

Post edit: Sharon commented that she uses white craft pumpkins. Fooled me. The pumpkin looked real. The craft pumpkins can be found at Michael’s and other craft stores.  An advantage to the plastic craft pumpkin, you can use it again.

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  1. sharon permalink
    September 3, 2012 11:37 am

    Karen…I use white craft pumpkins that can be saved and reused! They are available at lots of local craft stores and come in a variety of sizes!

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