TREATS & SWEETS BAKE SALE
for TURNER SYNDROME
Host a Bake Sale
Order a Startup Kit
Helpful Guide to Getting Started
Treats & Sweets for Turner Syndrome is a great way to raise awareness about Turner Syndrome (TS) and to provide much needed funds for Turner Syndrome Foundation (TSF), a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization, whose mission is to educate the medical profession about TS and to provide support to those affected by TS. As you probably know, most people have never heard of Turner Syndrome unless they have TS or know someone who does. What better way to spread the word about TS than with something as simple and fun as a bake sale!!! And all proceeds from the sale go directly to raising awareness and providing support.
So many people from across the country were interested in helping TSF out but just didn’t know how or couldn’t make it to one of our TEAM TSF athletic events like the NJ Marathon Festival at the Shore. We came up with the Treats & Sweets for Turner Syndrome bake sale as a simple and fun way for those affected by TS to help raise awareness in their local community and have fun while doing it. I had recently contributed to a friend’s bake sale and thought “Wow… this is what we need to do!” And here you have it… Treats & Sweets for Turner Syndrome!
Our very first kick-off Treats & Sweets for Turner Syndrome bake sale was held in Long Branch NJ at the 2011 NJ Marathon Festival at the Shore. It was a BIG success! We raised a ton of awareness and over $1,400 in donations! Everyone loved our treats (home-made is the way to go), our look, and our Short & Sweet buttons were a big hit, too. A group of teens in a local community held a Treats & Sweets bake sale at a high school basketball game and raised over $400. They were amazed and excited about how easy and fun it was to raise awareness and donations for Turner Syndrome. And really, anyone can do it!
How to Host a Treats & Sweets for TS Bake Sale
So, are you ready to get started? We have lots of items to help you out with your bake sale. All you have to do is click here to register and you will be on your way!
Once you have registered as a host of a Treats & Sweets for Turner Syndrome bake sale, set up your MY STORY page to help you recruit bakers, volunteers and even donations! You can tell your story of why you are having this bake sale and even post a picture. This resource is a great way to build your team! In addition to you’re MY STORY page, let your family, friends, neighbors, churches, and schools know what you are doing and ask them to help out by baking sweets, spreading the word, helping out the day of the bake sale or simply by making a donation. Also, be sure to ask your local bakeries and supermarkets to donate baked goods as well…you will be amazed at how many people will want to help! Click here for our Baker’s Donation Letter.
Once your team is assembled, you will need to pick your location! You should choose an area that is high traffic like a shopping center, a mall, a big sports event or even a local community event that is sure to pull a big crowd. Please be sure to get permission from the owner of the property or event. Click here for our permission letter template.
So you’ve got your team, you’ve got your location now it’s time to promote, promote, promote! In order to have a successful bake sale, you will really need to promote it. Contact your local newspapers, radio and TV stations and ask them to promote your bake sale. Hang flyers, advertise in church bulletins, newsletters, send out an email blast to your family and friends and ask them to forward it to their family and friends. Blog about it, post it on your social network. Click here to order banners.
Order a Bake Sale Kit
Our Bake Sale Kit includes: 100 treat bags, 100 stickers, 2 spools of ribbon (to tie your treat bags), 100 business cards, 10 Short & Sweet buttons and 50 Indications Cards for $35.00. You can also order t-shirts and banners and additional materials on our website. Click here to order.
Helpful Guide to Getting Started
1. Register to host an event.
- Complete a Volunteer Application & Agreement (3 pages)
- Complete an event form
- Sign Conduct of Code
Mail to: Turner Syndrome Foundation, Inc., P. O. Box 726, Holmdel, NJ 07733
Fax to: 1-800-594-3862
2. Set up MY STORY page
4. Template dowload
3. Shop TSF - Order items to help make your event a success!
• Donation letter
• Permission letter
• Sign template
• TS Awareness Poster
• TS press release for media
5. Take photos and submit to the TSF FlickR account and TSF Facebook page
• Get involved
• Media - Photos/Videos