2017 FFA/4H Fundraising Campaign

What is the Pink Pumpkin Patch Foundation?

The Pink Pumpkin Patch Foundation was created in 2012 to aid in the fight against breast cancer. It is comprised of pumpkin growers across America committed to giving a percentage of proceeds from every pink pumpkin sold to the foundation, which in turn will award grants to breast cancer research organizations.

Why the FFA?

An enthusiastic member from the Southwest Kansas district, Maggie Roth, found out about the foundation in 2013 and wanted to be a part of it. In her own words, “the FFA motto is ‘learning to do, doing to learn, earning to live, living to serve,’ and I knew that if this foundation inspired me, many of my fellow FFA members would be as well. Breast cancer is the second most common cancer in women: one in every eight women is diagnosed with breast cancer at some point in her life. And as many of my relatives have had cancer, this is a very personal cause for me. I believe the money the FFA chapters as a whole can raise will bring us closer to finding a cure.”

How Will A Partnership with FFA Work?

FFA chapters will obtain seed from Seedway who will also provide a best growing practices tech sheet. The chapters will plant pink pumpkins for sale in their local communities. The FFA chapter will grow and sell pink pumpkins during the season and send 50% of pumpkin sale proceeds to the Pink Pumpkin Patch Foundation by December 1, 2017. The balance of the sales can be used by the chapter to cover growing expenses and/or chapter fundraising.

How Do I Sell Pink Pumpkins?

After your chapter has harvested the pink pumpkins, you can sell them through in your local community through stands, at existing community events or through fundraising events you put together, with proceeds going to the foundation. You can purchase stickers, bins and posters to promote your pumpkins.

Public Relations Support

PPPF will help your chapter get local media support when you are ready to sell your pumpkins. We will provide you with press release templates and help you distribute it to your local media (TV, newspaper and radio where applicable).

To get started, please print and download the appropriate document for your school or chapter below:

Grower Pledge – Schools

Grower Pledge – FFA

Grower Pledge – 4H

After you print and sign it, please send it via email to dsariano@seedway.com or by mail to:

Dotty Sariano
99 Industrial Road
Elizabethtown, PA 17022

Once you receive your seed, here are two documents that will help you with growing and harvesting your pumpkins:

PumpkinProduction1 revised
TechSheetfor2014 Final

If you have additional questions, please contact Seedway at (717) 367-0595 or via email at dsariano@seedway.com.

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Look for pink pumpkins, PLU 3631 at your local retailer this fall!

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