New to Mishloach Manot Fundraising?
A mishloach manot fundraiser is a great way to help you raise money, and utilizing
HappyPurim.com’s proven system, it can be fun too!
The mitzvah of giving mishloach manot, or Purim baskets (also called shalach manot
or shlach monos), dates to the story of Purim. The Book of Esther (9:22)
instructs us in the “sending of portions of food to one another” on Purim. Many
Jewish organizations have turned this practice into a wonderful fundraiser, where
they charge a small fee per recipient to send mishloach manot to their members.
Using HappyPurim.com, members pay their organization to collectively deliver shalach
manos on their behalf to other members. The synagogue or school charges
a fee, typically $3-$6 per recipient selected by each member. Only one basket of
food is sent to every member who was selected, along with a list of the names of
the people sending to that person. In other words, if 10 people decide to send to
you, you will receive one basket, along with a list of the 10 names.
For example, if you charge $5 per name, and 10 people send to each of your members,
you’ll gross $50 per basket. If you have 400 members, and each member receives from
10 people at $5 per name, that would mean a total of $20,000 raised, less our nominal
fee and the cost of baskets, if they are not donated to you!
These profitable fundraisers also provide a service for your members.
By distributing mishloach manot on behalf of your members, you’ll be helping them
out—doing something for them that they may not have time to do on their own and,
often, at a more affordable cost than what they could put together on their own.
Purim projects are also great community-builders--a great way to promote
interaction between your members, and make new members feel welcome. HappyPurim.com
can help make this happen.
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