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Flapjack Fundraiser

Flapjack Fundraiser

Program Overview for Organization

Conduct a Flapjack Fundraiser with Applebee’s during non-business hours (Saturday, 8:00 a.m. to 10:00 a.m.) Your organization sells tickets & provides volunteers to serve at the function; your group will keep 70-80% of their ticket sales revenue, minus food cost.

NOTES:

  • If ticket sales are over 350, contact your Apple manager as this information is critical for successful event planning.

What we will do.

  • Provide hard copy templates:
    – Flyers
    – Poster (if requested)
    – Tickets
    – PSA scripts
  • Provide kitchen staff
  • Provide plates, silverware and glasses

What you will do.

  • Advertise and promote event utilizing templates.
  • Print and sell tickets (Recommended selling price: $5 per ticket)
  • Provide volunteers to greet, seat and serve

What you might charge.

  • Recommended ticket sale price is $5; your organization will only be charged $2 per person attending the day of the event.

Action Items

Pre-Event

3-4 weeks before event:

  • Review agreement/checklist with Applebee’s manager
  • Review ticket, flyer, poster and script templates
  • Review and fill out W-9; return to manager.
  • Determine number of volunteers needed, depending on size of event (see attached volunteer matrix)
  • Assign volunteers to each position:
    • Greeter: Greet Guests as they arrive; fill balloons
    • Seater: Seat Guests; manage wait list, if applicable
    • Pancake Server: Serve pancakes from kitchen
    • Beverage Server: Serve beverages (coffee, soda, milk,juice)
    • Busser: Clear dishes and clean table

2-3 weeks before event:

  • If you have not already completed and return the W-9, fill out and return to manager. This is critical step in securing and confirming your organization’s event date
  • Copy and sell tickets to friends, family members… anyone supporting your organization!

Pre-Event (continued)

1 week before event:

  • Confirm number of tickets sold with manager.
  • Confirm number of volunteers with manager.
  • Confirm volunteer duties –
    • Greeter: Greet Guests as they arrive; fill balloons
    • Seater: Seat Guests; manage wait list, if applicable
    • Pancake Server: Serve pancakes from kitchen
    • Beverage Server: Serve beverages (coffee, soda, milk,juice)
    • Busser: Clear dishes and clean table

Morning of event

  • Volunteers arrive at 7:00 a.m. (park in rear of restaurant; enter through front door)
  • Proper dress:
    • Pants or shorts (no more than 2 inches above the knee)
    • Non-slip shoes
    • Moderate jewelry
    • Hair – washed and groomed (if longer than collar length, must be tied back)

General Rules:

  • Volunteers must be at least 16 years old.
  • For safety reasons, no one except volunteers will be allowed in kitchen.
  • If you are ill, do not plan to work.
  • Food from outside restaurant is not allowed.

7:00 a.m.

  • Meet manager at front door
  • Attend Flapjack Fundraiser training

Tips for a Successful Event

  • If your organization is short on volunteers, contact your Applebee’s manager sooner rather than later. You Applebee’s manager is full of ideas!
  • Recruit volunteers to pass out tickets in advance of event date.
  • Designate a contact person so people interested in supporting your organization may inquire about your event date.
  • If used, place posters in high traffic areas; be sure to include your organization’s contact information. They need to contact you to buy their Flapjack Fundraiser ticket benefiting your organization.

Post-Event

  • Utilize Radio & Newspaper PSA ads with local media partners; be sure to include your organization’s contact information. They need to contact you to buy their Flapjack Fundraiser ticket benefiting your organization.
  • Meet with manager to close out fundraisings event.
  • Plan your next fundraising event with Applebee’s.

Download the Flapjack Fundraiser Agreement.

Alex’s Lemonade Stand

Alex Lemonade Stand

Alex’s Lemonade Stand Foundation (ALSF) emerged from the front yard lemonade stand of cancer patient Alexandra “Alex” Scott (1996-2004). In 2000, 4-year-old Alex announced that she wanted to hold a lemonade stand to raise money to help find a cure for all children with cancer. Since Alex held that first stand, the Foundation bearing her name has evolved into a national fundraising movement, complete with thousands of supporters across the country carrying on her legacy of hope.

For more information about this great cause go to http://www.alexslemonade.org/