Military Fundraising Ideas for Kids

Watching parents in the military come and go can be tough on kids. While they are certainly proud of mom or dad, and what they are doing for their country, they still miss them and wish they could be home. A great way to help kids through such a rough transition is to get them involved in their own military fundraising project.

Instead of just sending mom or dad a letter, give your kids the option of sending an entire care package filled with all kinds of great items from the home to help your soldier feel loved while overseas. Of course, sending care packages can get expensive, so help your little ones raise their own money. Since it is a kid-friendly project, try doing a fundraiser with a kid-friendly product like cookie dough.

Dry cookie dough is the perfect product for a military fundraiser. The product itself is wonderful because it does not have to be refrigerated, so there is no panic to try and find freezer space while you try to pass it out. It can also be added to the care packages without spoiling. The fundraising process is very simple which is a bonus when working with kids.

First, just contact a fundraising consultant and have them send a brochure for every child that is participating. When the materials arrive, go over the basics with your kids when everything needs to be turned in, how much it will cost, and general safety tips for selling. Next, go around to friends, family and trusted neighbors who might be willing to help. Explain what the fundraiser is for, and ask if they would like to purchase some cookie dough. You are pre-selling them items from the brochure, so you will collect the money as you sell it. Once the fundraiser is over you tally all the orders and send a portion of the collected money back to your fundraising consultant. After it is paid for, the order will be shipped out, and you pass it out to all of your customers.

So the next time the kids are missing mom or dad, ask them if they want to do a special military fundraiser and send some care packages. Getting them involved will help them feel important; like they are doing something for their country ? just like mom or dad.

Sour Mania Lollipops

Sour Mania Lollipops Fundraiser is very popular for elementary school fundraising. Both kids and adults love sour candy. These are the original sour lollipops so they pack in that pucker up punch!  It is definitely a top choice for bringing a different fundraising flavor.

What You Should Know

Sour Mania Lollipops offer the same profit regardless of the number of cases that you purchase. Sell the lollipops for two times the cost. Meaning, you 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%
Money scratch cards

Our Money Scratch Cards are the top-selling of our fundraising scratch cards because it clearly indicates you are raising money. The neutral, and direct message, makes them appropriate for any type of fundraising group. Scratch card fundraising is one of the highest profit fundraisers available. Each card raises $100.

What You Should Know

Here is an example of the coupon page you give to the people as a “Thank You” for participating. You can also create a custom coupon handout with your town’s unique businesses.

As you can see from the profit chart below the lowest profit percentage you will make from using scratch cards for fundraisers is 70%. There are, however, price breaks that can increase your profit percentage. The more cards you purchase the higher your profit potential for each card. The profits and profit percentages shown are based on successfully having all 50 dots scratched off on your scratch card:

Profit and Cost

 

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Cards Bought Cost Per Card Each Card Raises Your Profit $ Your Profit %
100 $10.00 $100.00 $9,000 90%
25 $12.00 $100.00 $2,200 88%
10 $15.00 $100.00 $850 85%
1 min. $30.00 $100.00 $70 70%
Softball scratch cards

If your softball team is looking for a fast way to pitch in for high profits,  softball scratch cards are the way to go. Each of the fundraising scratchcards will raise $100 each. That can go along way towards paying for tournament fees, uniforms, and other items softball fundraisers are held for.

What You Should Know

Here is an example of the coupon page you give to the people as a “Thank You” for participating. You can also create a custom coupon handout with your town’s unique businesses.

As you can see from the profit chart below the lowest profit percentage you will make from using scratch cards for fundraisers is 70%. There are, however, price breaks that can increase your profit percentage. The more cards you purchase the higher your profit potential for each card. The profits and profit percentages shown are based on successfully having all 50 dots scratched off on your scratch card:

 

  • In-hand products
  • Free shipping
  • Start in under a minute
Cards Bought Cost Per Card Each Card Raises Your Profit $ Your Profit %
100 $10.00 $100.00 $9,000 90%
25 $12.00 $100.00 $2,200 88%
10 $15.00 $100.00 $850 85%
1 min. $30.00 $100.00 $70 70%
Yummy Hearts Lollipops

Our Yummy Heart Lollipops virtually sell themselves leading up to Valentine’s Day. But they are also appropriate any time you want to show your supporters love. There’s a 1 case minimum, shipping is free and you will make 50% profit on each Yummy Heart Fundraising Lollipop sold. Each case comes with 640 Yummy Heart Lollipops.

What You Should Know

Yummy Heart Lollipops are the same as all of our other lollipop fundraisers. You will make the same profit no matter how many cases of lollipops you purchase or sell. Sell the lollipops for twice what you pay for them. In other words, you will always double your investment. Here is a quick profit chart for you to review:

Profit and Cost

  • In-hand products
  • Free shipping
  • Start in under a minute
Cases Bought Cost Per Case Profit %
1 min $160.00 50%
Elementary school scratch cards

Virtually every student will be part of an elementary school fundraiser before reaching the 6th grade.  If you need a simple, high-profit fundraiser, take a look at our Elementary School scratch card fundraisers. Each participant can raise $100 using just one card.

What You Should Know

Here is an example of the coupon page you give to the people as a “Thank You” for participating. You can also create a custom coupon handout with your town’s unique businesses.

As you can see from the profit chart below the lowest profit percentage you will make from using scratch cards for fundraisers is 70%. There are, however, price breaks that can increase your profit percentage. The more cards you purchase the higher your profit potential for each card. The profits and profit percentages shown are based on successfully having all 50 dots scratched off on your scratch card:

Profit and Cost

 

  • In-hand products
  • Free shipping
  • Start in under a minute
Cards Bought Cost Per Card Each Card Raises Your Profit $ Your Profit %
100 $10.00 $100.00 $9,000 90%
25 $12.00 $100.00 $2,200 88%
10 $15.00 $100.00 $850 85%
1 min. $30.00 $100.00 $70 70%
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