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Cookie Auction | Raising money with holiday spirit

It’s a new kind of cookie exchange! This holiday season consider doing a cookie auction with your workplace and donate the proceeds to good cause. One of my favourite charities is Holiday Helpers. Last year they raised enough funds to give 382 families a fully decorated tree, grocery cards for a turkey dinner, and customized holiday gifts for each member of the family!

By: Janet

How it works: Ask each team member to bake, assemble or make something for auction or sale. Doesn’t have to be grand, but style counts. The better it looks the more money it will raise. Consider selling smaller items for $10-$15 each, and putting larger items in a silent or live auction. This year, jars of pickles sold for $60 each. Competition was steep!

This auction is an excellent way to prepare for the the holiday season with all of your thank you teacher/coach/mailman/neighbour gifts! Here are some of my favourites from this year’s event at Fish Out of Water Design. Together they raised $900!

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These beautifully presented tins contained some delicious popcorn. I bought one for a holiday party I’m going to as a hostess gift. Tins and ornaments from Dollarama.

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These flavoured nuts sold for a pretty penny, but they looked fabulous! Ribbon from Fabricland and jars from Ikea.

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If you are not a baker don’t stress there are ways around that, Jen made some very cute sleighs out of chocolate bars and candy canes, then topped them with a holiday ornament. I bought two! Ornaments and ribbon from Dollarama.

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Holiday granola, perfect for christmas morning, just add yogurt! Ribbon and cellophane bags from Michaels

EnjoyDesign_Cookies5Tree cones and holiday wreaths were a big hit. Cones and clear cellophane sheets at Michaels. Toothpicks, aluminum foil and ribbon were on hand.

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