Options for Mission Trip Fundraising

Mission trip fundraising is both fun and rewarding. The missionaries have their trip to look forward to, and this always turns them into an enthusiastic and determined fundraising team. Attitude is everything in fundraising, but it is also essential that you thoroughly research your options for mission trip fundraisers so that you choose an activity that suits your group well and maximizes income.

No one wants to think they are wasting time or profits with their fundraiser, so it pays to know what is available, and which mission trip fundraising ideas will work best to get your team of missionaries on its way in record time.

Basically there are two types of fundraisers you’ll want to consider, and it should become easily clear which one is for you. Pre-sale fundraisers work really well for medium to large mission trip fundraising groups with more selling power. You order your brochures and order forms, which we send to you for free, and you take orders from people in the congregation or the general community, and collect the money. There is no upfront cost to you. You place your orders with us at the end of the fundraiser, and we send you the products, which you then distribute to your supporters.

With direct sale fundraisers, on the other hand, you do pay for your products in advance, but the good news is that once you get out there selling them, you keep all the profit. These can work well for small groups of missionaries, or even individuals because the minimum orders tend to be very low, and the profit margins very high.

So if your mission trip fundraising is on a smaller scale, a direct sale fundraiser may work better for you.

Have a look at our pages of mission trip fundraising ideas to see what choices are available – we know you’ll find something there that will suit your group and its mission.

Quote Candle Fundraiser

Quote Candle Fundraiser is our “feel good” candle fundraising program.  Each candle label comes with an inspiring quote designed to lift spirits and profits.  The fundraising candles are highly fragrant, long burning, lead-free wicked candles that are competitively priced and attractively packaged. Plus, you make a 50% profit on every candle you sell and can qualify for free shipping.

What You Should Know

Candle fundraising is different than other fundraising programs. Easy Fundraising Ideas give you a 50% profit on each candle you sell. The only additional charge you may incur is a $65 shipping fee if your group sells less than 150 candles.

Each candle sells for only $14 each.

  • No upfront cost
  • Free brochures for your participants
  • Free shipping (orders of 150 items or more)
  • Start in under a minute
Items Bought % Profit Free Shipping
150 plus 50% YES
1 to 149 50% No

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

  • In-Hand Products
  • Free Shipping
  • Start in under a minute
Cases Bought Cost Per Case Profit %
1 min $300.00 40%
Pizza Fundraising Cards

Wouldn’t you love to take a big slice out of your operating expenses?  Pizza Fundraising Cards can help you do just that. Cards entitle the holder to a free medium one-topping pizza when they purchase a large one topping. Depending on the pizza establishment, a one-topping medium pizza might sell for up to $12, giving the card a $240 Value! Good at thousands of locations, there are sure to be a ht with your supporters. Major chains including  Papa Johns, Pizza Hut, and more participate in this program.

What You Should Know

Pizza Fundraising Cards are one of the most profitable fundraising programs we offer. Your profit is determined by the number of cards you sell. Take a look at the profit chart below to calculate your profit:

Profit and Cost

  • In-hand products
  • Free shipping
  • Start in under a minute
# of Cards Cost Per Card FREE Cards Profit
75 min $3 0 $525
100 $3 20 $900
200 $3 50 $1,900
300 $3 75 $2,850
400 $3 100 $3,800
1000 $3 300 $10,000
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%
Snackin' in the USA Fundraiser

The Snackin’ in the USA fundraiser gives you 20 mouth-watering treats to choose from. All products are made from premium quality nuts and candies. It costs absolutely nothing to get started. Simply let us know how many participants you have and we’ll send 1 order-taker for each of them, at no charge.

What You Should Know

Snackin’ in the USA is a fantastic fundraising program. Easy Fundraising Ideas give you a 50% profit on each and every snack you sell. The only additional charge is a $65 shipping fee if your group sells less than 150 snacks.

Profit and Cost

  • No upfront cost
  • Free brochures for your participants
  • Free shipping (orders of 150 items or more)
  • Start in under a minute
Items Bought % Profit Free Shipping
150 plus 50% YES
1 to 149 50% No
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