A 50/50 is when people voluntary purchase tickets on a chance to win money. Half of the ticket you keep, and the other half goes into a hat to be drawn. The money from the 50/50 helps the next hosts to purchase the paper, plastic products, the coffee, table cloths, decorations, cream, sugar, etc for the next party.
We do not charge for our events, because so far the funds from the 50/50 have cover everything. Half of the 50/50 ticket money goes back to those who purchased a chance and have their names drawn, the other half to cover party costs.
Tickets are drawn toward the end of the evening and three people win money. Depending on how many tickets are purchased dictates how much money can be won. People have won anywhere from $20 to $40 each. We encourage people to buy the tickets so we don't have to get into collecting money and charging those who attend. You can purchase as many chances as you wish.
Tickets are $1.00 apiece.
We try to keep the process simple. Money goes into a box and is passed onto the next host at the next Ladies Coffee. A report on the funds is given by the last host and then she passes on the leftover materials to the next host.