Fundraiser Question

Business By hula1974 Updated 16 Feb 2013 , 10:55pm by MimiFix

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hula1974 Posted 16 Feb 2013 , 1:12pm
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Can someone help me interpret the law on home baked good for fundraisers?

I believe it says it is ok if it for a church sale.

 

Does it have to be for a church?  I wanted to donate a cake to my son's school.  They are having a Tricky Tray (Chinese Auction).  The money raised benefits the school.

 

Would this be ok?

 

Thank you!

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cazza1 Posted 16 Feb 2013 , 1:45pm
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I think you probably need to tell us where you live as different countries, and even different states, have different rules.
 

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hula1974 Posted 16 Feb 2013 , 4:00pm
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Oops sorry!

New Jersey, USA

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goodvibrations Posted 16 Feb 2013 , 6:03pm
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Maybe you can donate a gift certificate instead of an actual cake?

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hula1974 Posted 16 Feb 2013 , 8:37pm
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Seems like that would be closer to "selling" than I'd like to be.

If I donate a cake people will bid on it (with tickets) and a winner will be drawn at random.

 

But since it is not for a church I am not sure if it is ok.

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Norasmom Posted 16 Feb 2013 , 8:55pm
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I donated a cake to my daughter's school raffle last year.  Wasn't a problem.  I wasn't legal yet...

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MimiFix Posted 16 Feb 2013 , 10:55pm
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Fundraisers for non-profit organizations are usually considered "occasional" events and no permit or license is necessary, If you're worried, call your local health department. 

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