Raising Awareness for a Public Library Fundraiser

If you are in a position where you need to raise money for a public library fundraiser, the most difficult part of the whole process can be getting people’s attention and stirring up interest for the event.

The best way to get people motivated about helping the library is to show off all the great things the library does and to demonstrate the things that could be better if only the library had better funding. It’s a great idea, therefore, to host an open day or other events where people are invited to come to see the library and everything it has to offer, and hopefully, while they’re there they’ll be generous enough to help your public library fundraising out in some small way.

The trick, of course, is getting people into the library in the first place. Food usually works – if you have a place where you can set up food and drink booths (maybe outside if you’re worried about having food in the building itself), your fundraiser can be a lot more enticing, and you can make a decent amount of money that way.

If your building is large or historical, you could even charge a small amount for guided tours, teaching the history of the building and showing everything it has to offer. Once people can see what the library is all about, they’ll be much more likely to give to your library fundraiser. You can also set up some supplementary activities that will help bring in even more money. Scratch cards are very easy to hand out at an event, and they bring in very high profits, so with just that little bit of extra effort, your fundraising effort can go from a moderate level of success to amounts of profit you didn’t think were possible.

Baseball Scratch Card

These scratch off cards are our most profitable baseball fundraiser.  The card graphics with batter and catcher clearly let people know you are holding a baseball team scratch card fundraiser. We will imprint your team name just below the word Team on the cards at no additional cost. Make up to 90% profit.

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 hand out 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 show are based on successfully having all 50 dots scratched off on your scratch card:

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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%
Welch’s Fruit Snacks

People struggle when choosing a product for a youth fundraiser because of childhood obesity. If you are looking for a healthier alternative to chocolate bars or lollipops, consider selling our Welch’s Fruit Snacks Variety Pack. The snacks are 100% Vitamin C, an excellent source of Vitamins A and E, FAT-FREE, Made with real fruit and have no preservatives.

What You Should Know

You sell each bag of fruit snacks for $1 each. Profits from selling Welchs Fruit Snacks are determined based on the number of cases that you purchase. The more cases you purchase the lower your cost per case. Below you can take a look at the profit chart:

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Cases Bought % Profit Cost Per Case
60+ 40% $65.00
40 – 59 37% $68.00
20 – 39 35% $70.00
1 – 19 33% $72.00
Wrestling scratch card

Wrestling fundraising is quite often reflective of its sport and more of an individual project. But scratch off fundraising is a terrific way for either teams or individual wrestlers to meet their financial needs.  Each scratch card raises $100 and can be imprinted with up to three lines of custom text to customize your 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 hand out 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 show 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%
Color xploder

Color Xploder is a fun candy.  These swirl lollipops look like a tie-dyed shirt. All of the different flavors are thrown together and you get a unique mixture of color and flavors. Since no two lollipops are exactly the same you get to offer new fresh products each time someone buys one of your fundraising lollipops. There is only a one case minimum.

What You Should Know

You will make 50% profit when you sell our Color Xploder Swirl Lollipops and any of our other lollipop fundraisers no matter how many cases that you purchase. You will sell the lollipops for two times the cost of the lollipops. Here is a quick profit chart for you to review:

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

Smencils Show Profit

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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.

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1 min $300.00 40%
Sour Mania Lollipops

Sour Mania Sour Pops are one of our top elementary school lollipop fundraisers. Both kids and adults love sour candy. These are the original sour lollipops. It is definitely one of the top choices for a school needing to raise easy money.

What You Should Know

Sour Mania 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:

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