Catholic School Fundraising Ideas That Work

Catholic School

If you are part of a catholic school and are interested in having a catholic school fundraising event here are few options that could help to raise the much-needed money.

Schools can rarely go wrong by having a cookie dough fundraiser. Here the students and teachers would sell cookie dough using a free order form we provide. They would collect the money as they pre-sell. Profit is determined based on how many tubs of cookie dough are sold. It is not uncommon for Catholic schools to raise $10,000 or more depending on the number of sellers and the level of motivation.

In order to get a good start on this fundraiser, we suggest holding a kick-off party where your rally the troops by emphasizing the benefits to be reaped with the proceeds of the sale. By purchasing a few tubs of cookie dough for samples and cooking them during dinner, school meetings or sports events, you will be surprised at how many more people would be willing to make a purchase because they are able to smell and taste the cookies.

Another idea for a catholic school fundraising event is for the school to hold a walk-a-thon. This can be done by either walking laps around the track or even around the school. Donations and sponsorships can be made by a lap or simply as a lump sum donation. There is a tool such as www.choose-a-thon.com that allows for donations to be made online via credit card. Emails can be sent all over the world asking for donations without the need to stuff, stamp and mail letters. This can be a big-time saver not to mention the cost savings from not having to buy stamps. This type of fundraiser not only raises money for the school but also teaches physical fitness.

One last idea might be to sell pretzels and cinnamon rolls from Auntie Anne’s. Why walking down the mall, who can?t resist the sweet smell of an Auntie Ann’s pretzel? This great fundraising idea comes as a dry mix that allows the buyer to make the pretzels and cinnamon rolls from scratch. The participants will receive order forms and sell the items for two weeks. Each item sells for $16 and the school makes 50% profit. One great benefit to this is that there is no need for refrigeration. Therefore it does not need to be stored in a climate-controlled area when it is received. If nothing else, this would be a great add on to a cookie dough fundraiser. It will give potential buyers an additional item to consider purchasing.

There are a number of different fundraisers that would be beneficial for a catholic school fundraising event. These ideas can help to be a starting point in finding out what would work out best for your school.

Original One Dollar Chocolate Candy Bar Fundraiser

The Original One Dollar Bars comes in two different variety packs. These are our best selling candy bar fundraisers. They offer the largest one dollar fundraising candy bar that is manufactured in a peanut-free facility.

What You Should Know

Candy fundraising profits are determined based on the number of cases of candy that you sell. The more cases you purchase the lower your cost per case. Below you can take a look at profit charts for each of the two available variety packs:

Profit and Cost

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Cases Bought % Profit Cost Per Case
49 or more 60% $96.00
25 -49 55% $108.00
10 – 24 50% $120.00
1 – 9 45% $132.00
Lips Lollipops Image

Want a new product to increase your lollipop fundraising sales? Consider our Lip Lollipops. They sell well any time of the year but do especially well around Valentine’s Day. There is only a 1 case minimum and you will make 50% profit on every lollipop you sell.

What You Should Know

Yummy Lips Lollipops and all of our lollipop fundraisers offer the same profit regardless of the number of cases that you purchase. You will sell the lollipops for two times the cost of the lollipops. In other words, you will double your investment no matter how many cases you purchase. Here is a quick profit chart for you to review:

Profit and Cost

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Cases Bought Cost Per Case Profit %
1 min $160.00 50%
Heritage Fundraising Candles

Our $10 Heritage Fundraising Candles are the most affordable 55 hour burn time candle in the fundraising industry. Designed specifically to be sold as fundraising candles, these are some of the finest candles available today. They are hand-poured, highly fragrant, long burning, and affordably priced. Choose from 6 wonderful scents.

The 8oz Heritage Fundraising Candles offering is our newest no upfront cost fundraising option. With an attractive $10 price point, this product has broad appeal. Perfect for your friends and family to use themselves or to give as gifts,  the highly fragrant, long-lasting Heritage Candles are a fantastic candle fundraising option. Plus,  your groups can sell this product year after year!

What You Should Know

8oz Heritage Candle fundraiser is pre-sell or brochure sales. That means you sell the candles using free brochures and order forms we provide. We suggest a two-week selling period. At the end of your event,  tally together all the order forms and money, then place your order online or call us with your candle order. There is no minimum to order; however, there will be a $65 shipping fee for orders under 150 candles. Call us toll-free (866) 874-8383 if you have any questions.

Profit and Cost

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Items Bought % Profit Free Shipping
150 plus 50% YES
1 to 149 50% No

Hot Pops Show Profit

Hot Pops

Made with real chili, Hot Pops Lollipops are an enticing combination of sweet and spicy.  Hot Pops Lollipops come in an array of colors and a variety of flavors including Watermelon, Pineapple, Orange, Lemon, Mango, and Green Apple.

What You Should Know

You will make 50% profit when you sell our gourmet lollipops. That’s the same profit we offer on all of our other lollipop fundraisers no matter how many cases that you purchase. You will sell the lollipops for two times your cost. Here is a quick profit chart for you to review:

Profit and Cost

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Cases Bought Cost Per Case Profit %
1 min $160.00 50%

Smencils Show Profit

Smencil School Fundraisers Image

Smencils scented pencils made from recycled newspapers are perfect for schools. Each scented pencil sells for $1 and is shipped in cases containing 10 buckets with 50 Smencils in each. Smencils are available in two varieties. Regular Black Lead as well as assorted fun colors. Best of all shipping is FREE!

What You Should Know

Profits on Smencils are extremely easy to calculate since you are buying them by the case. You will make a 40% profit on every sale which means you will make $200 profit for each case you sell. The retail price for Smencils is $1.00 so you make $0.40 profit on every Smencil sold.

Profit and Cost

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Cases Bought Cost Per Case Profit %
1 min $300.00 40%
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