Breast cancer has touched many of us in one way or another. I know, I know...Breast Cancer Awareness month isn't until October, but I just found this item and think it's an AWESOME fundraising opportunity for just about anyone, and not just during October.
For a start-up cost of a mere $183, you get a bulk case of gumballs, chrome stand and a 60" Pink Ribbon Gumball machine. You can earn it back, plus some with only one emptying of your machine! With only 6 vends a day, your machine will empty twice a year, so higher traffic areas have the potential to earn much more, and with little to no maintenance. Places that cater to women in particular (salons, nail shops, massage parlors, etc) may have a higher success rate since breast cancer is more common in women.
If you're not interested in a gumball machine, or can't afford the start up cost, entertain the idea of selling individually wrapped 4 packs of the Pink Ribbon Gumballs for $1. Many schools sell candy at some point during the year, so this is a great alternative to the same old boring chocolate candy bars. An easy way to sell would be to set up a table at the sports games or have them available in the concession stand for fans to buy. Again, this selling format requires little to no effort on your part, but allows you to reap the rewards all while support Breast Cancer Awareness.