All money raised for Bake for Babies supports the Newborn Intensive Care Foundation (NICF). The Foundation funds medical equipment, research and nurse education to help sick newborn babies of the Canberra region.
HOW IT WORKS
Sell your baked creations at a price you think appropriate with your profit to be donated to the NICF or, charge ‘per head’ for your guests to have unlimited indulgence to your delicious offerings!
When can I bake?
Officially, Bake for Babies will run from Saturday 1 June 2019 to Wednesday 31 July 2019, so there is lots of time to host a Bake Sale and raise some dough! However, you can bake and have a fundraiser for the NICF anytime you want.
What could I bake?
Anything you like; scones, cakes, pizzas, brownies, cheesecakes, cupcakes, cookies, muffins, biscuits, a slice or maybe a cinnamon roll brioche.
You could cook a baked dinner for family and friends and request a donation for each seat at the table.
It’s totally up to you.
Take the Bake Challenge!
Do you know someone who never cooks? Get them to take the Bake Challenge. Have colleagues sponsor them to have a go at baking and bring their efforts in to work for a taste test.
Where could I host a sale?
Host a Bake Sale at your home, workplace, school or anywhere that bakes your fancy. Host a Bake Sale at a unique location to raise even more money; for instance, the National Museum or the Arboretum. (You may need to seek approval to hold a Bake for Babies function at such locations.)
How to Hold a Bake for Babies Sale
You will need to decide the date you want to bake and then register your event with us so we can give you an authority to fundraise letter (a legal requirement).
Step 2: Get organised
You’ve got the when and the where sorted out, so now you need to get the ‘what’. Make a plan of what you intend to make for your bake sale plus a list of what equipment and supplies you will need. If you will have friends helping you out, try to assign different jobs to different people so that you spread the work.
Here is a rough guide as to supplies you might need:
- Table and tablecloth
- Cake displays and covers.
- Price tags/signs
- Money tin or bum bag
- Money float
- Gloves for handling food
- Plastic takeaway containers
- Any relevant documentation
- Bin and bin bags
Step 3: Spread the word
Bake sales tend to go down a treat. But no one can buy all your delicious goodies, if they don’t know about the bake sale.
Simple ways of letting people know include:
- Sending an email to friends, family and colleagues.
- If you have a Facebook page, create an event for your Bake for Babies sale and invite your whole friends list, let them know the cause you are supporting and all the food that will be available.
Find more tips and resources on promoting your fundraiser along with tips on baking on our Facebook page.
Step 4: Ready, steady bake!
If you already enjoy cooking you may be able to whip something up with supplies you already have at home. If not, try and keep the expenses down so they don’t eat into your profit.
The baking itself can be a great activity to do with friends and family and even the non-bakers can help you to batch items up ready to sell on the day.
Try to keep prices moderate at first; you can always lower prices throughout the day if you need to.
Step 5: Deposit your funding
- When you register your event with us, you will be provided with the correct depositing details and you will just need to deposit your funds when the bake sale is complete.
- Congratulations! Your fantastic baking skills have now helped the Newborn Intensive Care Foundation funds medical equipment, research and nurse education to help sick newborn babies of the Canberra region.
- Also, don’t forget to send us some photos of your event, we love to see them and may even include them on our Facebook page.
NICF Bank Account for Donations:
Account Name: Newborn Intensive Care Foundation
Account number 03676860
For more information contact:
Coordinator, Bake for Babies
Mobile: 0408649095 email: t.martinovic [at] bigpond.com
You are not obliged to register under the Food Act, but please take care to ensure safe food handling. Please note that you are not engaged by NICF to conduct your Bake for Babies programme, but do so as your own charitable contribution. NICF is not responsible for, and will not indemnify you in respect of, any loss damage or injury in relation to your Bake for Babies programme.
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