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Paper clip fundraiser

What began as a birthday event has turned into an ongoing fundraising CRAZE! 

 

HOW does it work? 

 

Each participant trades a paper clip for a NON-FOOD ITEM more valuable than a paper clip, then trades that item for something more valuable. Then trades THAT item for something more valuable. And so on and so on.  

 *All items will be collected and sold via online auction.. and all proceeds go to feed kids in the area who don’t have food when away from their school campus. 

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Rules Of The Game

 

  1. Competition between multiple groups and families!

  2. Play anytime and on your own. Each group can choose to do the fundraiser over a weekend, over a 1-2 week period, or throughout a whole month.

  3. Everyone in attendance receives ONE medium-sized paper clip. 

  4. Each player takes their paper clip and trades up their paper clip for a NON-FOOD item more valuable than their paper clip. For example, Johnny takes his paper clip to his parent and says, “We’re in a contest to see who can raise the most money for Backpack Friends. What will you give me for this paper clip?” Let’s say Mom gives Johnny a coffee mug… then Johnny takes the mug to his dad for a trade. Dad takes the mug and donates a toaster. Johnny takes the toaster to his neighbor or small group leader and asks for something in trade and receives an iPad… or a TV… (We've literally had students trade up over a weekend and come back with cars and motorcycles and trailers!)

  5. Backpack Friends will store items in our warehouse and post them online for Virtual Auction!

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