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Color Powder can be utilised in a variety of unique ways to strengthen your design thoughts and fundraising events. Listed below are the top 3 ideas integrating colored powders to your fundraising campaign.

Unique High School Fundraisers
Many high schools utilize colored dusts for pep rallies and football games. Although you don’t typically think of a pep rally for a special fundraiser idea, you can add a design element with powder packets. A high school may choose to perform a PINK OUT for an October soccer game to raise funds for breast cancer awareness.

Your school can sell individual Pink color powder sticks to students and each time your team scores they throw pink powder in the air. You may also need to ask local organizations to sponsor a quarter of the game and each time the team scores they will donate X amount towards your fundraising target. You can certainly raise funds for your institution or other non-profit and charitable organizations also! Try featuring the school colour or of the non-profit you are supporting.

You may already have a fundraising event planned that does not involve a Fun Run or Pep Rally, but you can still use colored powders to reach the ultimate goal! For High Schools, Middle Schools and Church Youth Groups consider offering a Color War as an incentive to the course or group that raises the most funds!

This age group enjoys running around and throwing colorful dusts on each other and you can be certain that you will have strong competition to win a opportunity to have a Color War!

3: Host a Color Run

Many schools and non-profit organizations host a color run. It’s a creative outdoor activity that gets everyone moving, laughing, and needing to attend year after year!

Many suppliers are out there with bulk powder, individual packs as well as race kits for an easy fun runs. Registration fees, individual packets sales and race kit sales together with sponsorships will help you achieve your fundraising goals.

How Does a Color Run Work?

A color run is just like your typical fun run except your runners get showered with colored powder at several points through-out the run. The areas where colour powder is thrown on them are known as color stations. Typically a course is laid out with 3 to 5 color stations set up with color powder on each side of the course that will be thrown on the participants as they run through the color channel. You may need 2 to 4 volunteers per channel to throw the colour powder on your racers as they pass through the shade station.

Throwing the Color Powder

There are two preferred methods of throwing the colored chalk powder. One is to use small dixie cups to dip in the color powder and throw on the participants. Another is to use squeeze bottles, fill them with powder and squeeze as the runners go by. Never forget to aim from the shoulders down – you don’t ever want to throw directly at someone’s face, always avoid the eyes and face. Most of organizations decide to use one color per channel – but it’s entirely up to you!

What’s Color Run Powder Made of?
Colored powder is generally made from Cornstarch. The color run powder ingredients are food grade Cornstarch and FDA and FD&C accepted Food and Cosmetic dyes. That’s it! It’s secure and easy to clean up with a little soap and water.

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