Color Powder can be used in a variety of unique ways to support your fundraiser ideas and fundraising events. Here are the top 3 ideas incorporating colored powders to your fundraising effort.
Many high schools use colored dusts for pep rallies and football games. Although you do not typically think of a pep rally for a unique fundraiser idea, you may add a fundraising element with powder sticks. A high school may choose to perform a PINK OUT for an October football game to raise funds for breast cancer awareness.
Your college can sell individual Pink colour powder packets to pupils and every time your team scores they throw pink powder in the air. You may also need to ask local companies to sponsor a quarter of the game and each time the team scores they will donate X amount towards your fundraising goal. You are certainly able to raise funds for your organization or other non-profit and charitable organizations as well! Consider featuring the college colour or of the non-profit you’re supporting.
2: Color Wars
You may already have a fundraising event intended that doesn’t involve a Fun Run or Pep Rally, but it is still possible to use colored powders to get to the ultimate aim! For High Schools, Middle Schools and Church Youth Groups consider offering a Color War as an incentive to the class or group that raises the most funds!
This age group loves running around and throwing colorful dusts on each other and you can be certain that you will have strong competition to win a chance to have a Color War!
3: Host a Color Run
Many schools and non-profit organizations host a colour run. A Colorful Fun Run is a creative and interactive way to involve your community in the fundraising efforts. It is a creative outdoor activity that gets everyone moving, laughing, and wanting to attend year after year!
Many suppliers are out there with bulk powder, individual packets and even race kits for an easy fun runs. Registration fees, individual packets sales and race apparel sales together with sponsorships can help you reach your fundraising goals.
How Does a Color Run Work?
A color run is just like your normal fun run except your runners get showered with coloured powder at several points through-out the run. The regions where colour powder is thrown on them are known as color stations. Typically a program is laid out with 3 to 5 colour stations set up with color powder on either side of the course which will be thrown on the participants as they run through the colour station. You will need 2 to 4 volunteers per station to throw the color powder onto your racers as they pass through the shade channel.
There are two preferred ways of throwing the colored chalk powder. One is to use small dixie cups to dunk in the color powder and throw on the participants. Another is to use squeeze bottles, fill them with powder and squeeze as the runners go by. Never forget to aim from the shoulders down – you don’t ever need to throw directly at someone’s face, always avoid the face and eyes. Most of organizations choose to use one color per channel – but it’s entirely up to you!
What is Color Run Powder Made of?
Colored powder is generally made from Cornstarch. The color run powder ingredients are food grade Cornstarch and FDA and FD&C approved Food and Cosmetic dyes. That’s it! It’s secure and easy to clean up with a little soap and water.