Many of you know I work at Tim Hortons on Keith Avenue. I joke around that’s my “grown-up” job. Well, Wednesday was Tim Hortons Camp Day and our store bought 300 bags of cotton candy in a dozen flavours as a fundraiser. We didn’t get rid of all the cotton candy,having maybe 100 bags left. Yesterday, about 5 minutes before our delivery truck was due to arrive, my boss came up to me and asked if I might know of anyone who might want some bags. I told her I might be able to get rid of a few….next thing I know ALL bags of cotton candy are being loaded in my SUV. I spent the afternoon wondering what the heck I was going to do with 100 bags of candy floss?????
By 5pm, I had an idea…..because many fundraisers I knew of were happening outside the shelf life of this cotton candy, I decided to sell it using FB and give buyers an option to support their choice of 3 charities; Leah’s Fight Against Cancer, Tim Hortons Children’s Foundation, and Flame of Hope for Fort McMurray. I never imagined the idea would be as popular as it was….I literally sold all bags by noon today and made $176.00 to be split up between the 3 charities. Never will I underestimate the power of social media and the popularity of cotton candy. Thanks to everyone who supported this quick, spontaneous fundraiser!!! I even had someone buy 33 bags for a birthday party! That’s why I love this community…everyone supports each other! I couldn’t ask for a better place to raise my family.
Thanks again if you spread the word, bought candy, or just sent me positive vibes…I really appreciate your support 🙂