Monday, December 6, 2010

cookie walk fund raiser

Cookie Walk
Every other year I take my 7th and 8th grade students to Washington DC. It is an outstanding trip. We begin in Jamestown, Yorktown and Colonial Williamsburg and then head up to the capital stopping on the way at Mt. Vernon. While in Washington, we see the museums, the Capitol Building, the monuments and memorials, the National Achieves, the Library of Congress…… basically, we do it all…..

All this takes money, so I’m sometimes known as the ‘fund raising’ person. A Cookie Walk is a super easy way to make quick money.

Here’s what you need:
A day when lots of traffic will come to your location. I hold my Cookie Walk at our school’s annual Craft Fair.
Many different bakers willing to make many different types of cookies
Decorated and lined coffee cans (or other take away containers)
Tablecloths, trays, doilies, plastic gloves, cash box
Vacuum :) 

Here’s what you do: 

Invite people to choose a can and wear a disposable glove. 

Allow guests to fill their cans with whatever cookies they wish. 

This room smelled so great - spicy and sweet! 

Be sure to have a wide variety of cookies. I usually ask for  Christmas themed cookies. 

All the cookies were sold in about 2 1/2 hours.... just a very few leftovers. People were waiting at the door to be the first ones in for the best cookies. 

My Cookie Walk is in our school's preschool room, which is perfect because there are two doors and I can direct traffic in one door and out the other..... people pay at the end of the line. 

If you have specific questions regarding how to host your own Cookie Walk please feel free to contact me! 


  1. Tracy, what a wonderful event!! Wish I had thought of the can while I was still the Girl Scout leader, but I will pass this on to my replacement. You have so many of my favorite on all of those plates! My son was just asking for the peanut butter with the kisses on top. Nicely done!!

  2. What a fabulous idea Tracy! I've never seen one of these at our schools, I would have been at the head of the line too! You could raise money for all sorts of organizations with this idea. That will be a fun trip to D.C.

  3. What kind of prices do you charge? We used take out boxes last year and charged $10, but we had a lot that did not want to pay that much. Might be a great idea to have a couple different size choices like you do. Just wondered what kind of pricing you did.

    1. Dorothy , I hope you get this response. I charge 10 dollars for the large coffee cans and 5 dollars for the small can. No one blinks an eye, in fact they say the price is cheap! I decided to use pastry boxes this year and charge by weight.... Or maybe by the dozen. I haven't decided. I was getting tired of all those cans!


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