Color Powder can be utilised in a variety of unique ways to strengthen your fundraiser ideas and fundraising events. Listed below are the top 3 ideas integrating colored powders into your fundraising effort.
1: Pep Rallies
Many high schools utilize colored dusts for pep rallies and football games. Although you don’t 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 soccer game to raise funds for breast cancer awareness.
Your college can sell individual Pink color powder sticks to students and every time your team scores they throw pink powder in the air. You might also want to ask local organizations to sponsor a quarter of the game and every time the team scores they will donate X amount towards your fundraising target. You are certainly able to raise funds for your institution or other non-profit and charitable organizations as well! Try featuring the school colour or of the non-profit you’re supporting.
2: Color Wars
You might already have a fundraising event planned that does not involve a Fun Run or Pep Rally, but it is still possible to use colored powders to reach 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 you will have strong competition to win a opportunity to have a Color War!
3: Host a Color Run
Many colleges 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 every year!
Many providers are out there with bulk powder, individual packets and even race kits for a simple fun runs. Registration fees, individual packets sales and race kit sales along with sponsorships can help you reach your fundraising goals.
How Does a Color Run Work?
A color run is like your typical fun run except your runners get showered with colored powder at several points through-out the run. The regions where colour powder is thrown on them are known as color channels. Typically a program is set out with 3 to 5 colour stations set up with colour powder on either side of the course which will be thrown on the participants as they run through the color station. You may need 2 to 4 volunteers per station to throw the color powder onto your racers as they pass through the color channel.
Throwing the Color Powder
There are two preferred ways of throwing the colored chalk powder. One is to utilize small dixie cups to dunk from the color powder and toss on the participants. The other is to use squeeze bottles, fill them with powder and squeeze as the runners go by. Remember to always aim in the shoulders down – you never want to throw directly at a person’s face, always avoid the face and eyes. Most of organizations choose to use one color per station – but it is entirely your choice!
What’s Color Run Powder Made of?
Colored powder is usually made from Cornstarch. The colour run powder ingredients are food grade Cornstarch and FDA and FD&C accepted Food and Cosmetic dyes. It’s safe and easy to clean up with a little soap and water.