Raising Money for School with California Pizza Kitchen

Posted by Bennett Slavsky

We all know that there is more to going to school than simply a classroom education–there are clubs, sports, organizations… a whole array of extracurricular activities. A fun and easy way to spread the word about these extracurriculars, increase participation, and help with the budget is through a restaurant fundraiser at California Pizza Kitchen. Listen to what Nicole from Glenwood Elementary had to say about their CPK fundraiser: “The process was easy, I didn’t have to cook, and we raised good money! Win win!” Check out these other groups who’ve had awesome success raising money for school simply by eating out at CPK!

A No Brainer

Here’s how it works: once you book your date, you get together with friends, family, teachers, peers, parents, etc. and share some mouthwatering pizza. After the meal, CPK donates 20% of your total bill back to your cause! Students and parents all over the country are using the restaurant fundraiser when raising money for school because it’s hassle free, fun, and delicious!

 

And did we mention that everyone loves CPK? Irene from San Marcos Girls Aquatics said, “The girls love CPK, so it’s a no brainer!”

 

Jennifer organized a CPK fundraiser for Corner Lake Archery Team and said,

It’s great that they generously donate 20% back!  We had a wonderful experience!”

Time to Mingle

This style of fundraiser is great not just because it raises money, but also because it is a social affair. Students get to hangout with their friends and parents meet other parents, teachers, and kids’ friends. It is the perfect setting to have fun and be social–you might even forget that you’re raising money for school!

 

Jennifer from Fremd High School Science Club said,

Our dining experience was great—it was a very nice, social atmosphere where the science club students and their parents, etc. could enjoy the good food while earning money back for the club’s needs.”

Fremd High School Science club had a blast raising money for school at California Pizza Kitchen.

Get the Word Out

An added benefit of the mingling is raising awareness to other parents, other students, and so on about the awesome things that the organization is doing. This isn’t only informative, but also might increase student participation in that activity, club, or sport, get other parents involved in the PTA, and build a bigger and more prominent school presence.

 

Katie of Saugus Literary Magazine said, “We use restaurant nights as a way to raise money, bond as a group, and get our name out there.” Saugus Literary Magazine is already looking into hosting another CPK fundraiser next semester to raise more money and spread the word even further.

Food for Everyone

CPK is the perfect venue for a K-12 fundraiser because it has a fun, family-friendly atmosphere, and everyone loves pizza. Not to mention the fact that their menu offers a wide variety of gluten-free, vegan/vegetarian options, and they are super attentive to any allergies of their customers.

 

Nicole from Glenwood Elementary loved her delicious meal at CPK. She said, “My experience was great. I actually have celiac disease and their certified gluten free pizza was tasty, and it was good to know that it was safe.” Nicole went on to say that these fundraisers are a “win-win”, every parent could use a night off cooking and cleaning, why not raise a little money while you’re at it?

Would You Fundraise at CPK Again?

Here are just a few of the responses we got when we asked users if they would fundraise again…

 

“Yes, definitely because the process was easy to organize, there was plenty of support for questions regarding the fundraiser, and it was an easy and social way to earn money without bothering people to buy anything.” -Jennifer of Fremd High School Science Club

 

“I would definitely fundraise there again. They were so helpful and easy and very accommodating. We also made a good amount of money.” -Katie of Saugus Literary Magazine

 

“We would definitely fundraise at CPK again because it is popular with the students, and it helps us raise money for our program.  It was easy to set up and had no surprises.” -Jennifer of Corner Lake Archery Team

 

Simply put by Annemarie of Palm Springs High ASB, “I would love to fundraise again at CPK.”

Are you raising money for school?

Setting up one of these fundraisers is super simple–it takes just one minute. If raising money for school for your kids using CPK sounds like a great option, here’s all it takes to book your very own:

 

  1. Search for CPK Locations in your area (by city or zip).
  2. Select date and time.
  3. Estimate the number of RSVPs.
  4. Press submit!

 

Just like that, you’ll be sharing pizza and raising money in no time!

 

 

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