2018 FFA, 4-H and School 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.
Bringing Giving and Growing Together.
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 the Foundation Work?
An FFA chapter, 4-H club or School (Organization henceforth) wishing to participate will obtain seed from Seedway who will also provide a best growing practices tech sheet. The organization will plant pink pumpkins for sale in their local communities. The organization 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, 2018. The balance of the sales can be used by the organization to cover growing expenses and/or chapter fundraising.
How Do I Sell Pink Pumpkins?
After your FFA chapter, 4-H club or school 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 re-post on our website and/or social media any news, announcements or photos you would like to share with the foundation. We also have signage artwork downloads about the foundation that you can download and print out on our Retail Support page.
To get started, please download the growers pledge for your chapter, club or school below:
After you fill out the information, please send it via email to firstname.lastname@example.org or if printing the pledge, by mail to:
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:
If you have additional questions, please contact Seedway at (717) 367-0595 or via email at email@example.com.