Doughnut Fundraiser Brings Success for Pickett Students

By Bridget Blevins |, Ronelle Williams |

Published 05/16 2014 03:37PM

Updated 05/16 2014 04:28PM

(ST. JOSEPH, Mo.) From pizzas to trash bags, students are constantly tied to some kind of fundraiser.

At one St. Joseph school, they recently found a unique way to raise money. It all boils down to a popular breakfast treat.

They call it doughnut Friday at Pickett Elementary School. Parents can walk up or drive-thru as they unload the kids for school.

"Everybody is doing all the same things, so I came up with selling doughnuts every Friday," said Steve Warner, parent.

Warner said it didn't take long for the fundraiser to become a hit.

"Everybody loves a doughnut," he said.

Of course, it's fun for the kids, but we wouldn't want to glaze over the other benefits.

"The kids are learning to work for something," said Debby Steinman. "They had to earn this money to go on their fun day trip."

They started selling the doughnuts more than a month ago. The price is one doughnut for $1.

"The kids have loved it. They have sold an amazing amount of doughnuts. So, they have just done a really good job," added Steinman.

It's become so popular, they sold 300 doughnuts in a matter of minutes this week.

"We did 25 dozen and we were sold out by the time the bell rang at 9 o'clock. It was just crazy, hectic," said Warner.

The fundraiser helped pay for a field trip and some treats and graduation gifts.

"It's going to be a big surprise. All the kids are going to find out the day they graduate," Warner said.

Until then, they're celebrating a fundraiser that brought them some sweet success.

Even before this week's big success, students sold about 20 dozen doughnuts each Friday for the past month or so.

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