AMSA's Local Chapter Project Directory

Project title Candy Grams
Project type(s) Fundraiser,School Service,Social Event
Date completed 02/2006
Chapter Wayne State University SOM
Project Coordinator Marcy Tashjian
Summary of project This is a project we started last year and did it again this year. We sold candy grams to students the week before valentine's day for $1/candygram. Then on Valentine's Day we put the messages people wrote into mailboxes at the Medical School. The money we raised this year went into our cover everyone fund which will be donated at the end of the year to three primary care clinics in Detroit.

Content area Creative Expression
Number of participants 4
Participant hours involved 20 hour(s)
Coordinator roles
Coordinator hours hour(s)
Total project cost $70
Project funding Local chapter funds
Funding breakdown of sources and/or donations:
Project advertising We sold the candygrams each day during lunch in the cafeteria and also sent out emails about the event.
Success rating
(1 = unsuccesful, 5 = very successful)
Lessons/suggestions This year we ended up spending more than expected on candy for the candygrams. I would advise trying to keep the costs of the candy down so you can donate the maximum amount to whatever cause you choose.

Comments This event has been a quick and easy way for our chapter to make $100-$150 for whatever cause we choose. It does not take too much time, and usually goes over well with students.