McMaster clubs are very active and need a way to raise funds for their own activities or to support their favourite charities or causes.
The Bake Sale Table program in MUSC is very popular and is one of the best fundraising opportunities available on campus. The daily bake sale is located in the south wing, near Starbucks.
Please remember that bake sale items must be homemade/ home-prepared. Prepackaged or commercial items, like chocolate bars, doughnuts and bakery cookies or cupcakes are not permitted. Please make sure to check all of the rules about the Bake Sale Table program (scroll down for details).
It is your responsibility to ensure you are selling items within the stated parameters. If you bring something that is not permitted, you will be required to remove that item from the table. If in doubt, ASK US!
Get creative with your offerings and packaging and you will have a successful fundraiser!
Due to extremely high demand for the tables, we have 3 available time slots for the Bake Sale Table each weekday:
Morning = 8:30 AM to 12:30 PM
Afternoon = 1:00 - 5:00 PM
Evening = after 5:30 PM
Bookings for the following month will start to be accepted at 12:00 NOON on the 15th day of the previous month (e.g. September 15th at noon for bookings between October 1st and 31st.)
The rules for the bake sale can be found below. Please make sure you are familiar with the policy before booking.
MUSC Policy on Bake Sale Tables
Bake Sale Tables may be booked out by MSU-recognized clubs, Faculty Societies, Teams, McMaster Departments and MSU departments for the purpose of fundraising for the group and its activities
Bake Sale Tables are booked no earlier than 12:00 NOON on the 15th day of the previous month (e.g. October 15th for November 1-30 bookings)
Groups are permitted a maximum of one (1) Bake Sale Table per month.
Only a registered booking contact for the group may submit a request for a MUSC Bake Sale Table. Due to extremely high demand for the tables, requests submitted by someone other than the registered booking contact will be disregarded.
Bake Sale Table reservations will only be processed through the MUSC website form (www.muscmcmaster.ca). Tables will be allocated on a first-come, first-served basis.
The booking contact requesting the table will be contacted by email with the details of booked dates. The booking contact is responsible for ensuring that the details of the booking are correct. Groups must report to the designated Bake Sale Table only.
Bake sale items must be homemade, baked goods.
o No commercially-available items (e.g. bakery pies, store-bought cookies, doughnuts)
o No hot foods
o No cream-filled foods, meringues, home-canned foods, whipped cream, cream cheese, pumpkin pie, cheesecake, custards, or other foods that require refrigeration to stay fresh
o No beverages
o No illegal or harmful substance may be added to any item that is prepared for a bake sale item
o No cooking, food preparation, heating, warming, or refrigeration at the table
Baked goods must be individually wrapped in food-grade plastic or foil, or food must be covered and have serving utensils available
Bake sale items are to be offered in exchange for a donation to a beneficiary (either the group itself or a charitable organization)
For any questions about this policy, please contact MUSC Administration at firstname.lastname@example.org; or 905-525-9140 ext. 22722
Clubs, Faculty Societies, and other student groups: please ensure your President (or equivalent) has completed the Student Group Booking Privileges Form before submitting a Bake Sale Table request form.