Smencils: A Great Daycare Fundraising Idea

People always think that it is only elementary school-aged and older children and those participating in sports leagues who do fundraisers. But there is another huge group of kids that need to raise money that tends to be overlooked and that is kids who attend daycares or preschools.

This demographic has been searching for new fundraising ideas and this article will list some of the best daycare fundraisers to come out in a very long time.

1.) One of the most popular daycare fundraising ideas is a Smencils fundraiser. These pencils are made by tightly wrapping recycled newspaper around a standard #2 pencil graphite and then hardening the paper to the consistency of a normal wood pencil. The pencils are then soaked in a number of fun smells that kids love. With a price point of only $1 and profits around 50% for your school, this is a terrific daycare fundraising program.

2.) Another really popular program is a flower bulb fundraiser. This is just what it sounds like, the kids go and sell flower bulbs and seeds to raise money for the school. It is a very easy program because most people like flowers which makes selling easy. Additionally, many fundraising companies offer terrific profit margins making this a no-brainer of a choice. These are just two of literally hundreds of fantastic options available to daycare and preschool students.

The key is to find a program that your students can get excited about and then make sure to keep everyone motivated and organized and you will have a successful daycare fundraiser.

Dinner and Movie Card

Our newest fundraising discount card – the Dinner and Movie Fundraising Card – offers discounts up to 50% at more than 100,000 different restaurants, theatres and movie rental stores for an entire year. Make 60% profit. Free shipping.

What You Should Know

You pay only $4 per card and sell them for $10 so you make 60% profit or $6 profit for each card you sell. There is a 75 card minimum. Shipping is FREE.

Profit and Cost

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Cards Bought Cost Per Card Profit %
75 min $4.00 60%
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
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%
Preformed Cookie Dough

Brand New! We are thrilled to offer two new flavors of Nestle* Toll House* Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough! Now you can sell it through our gourmet preformed cookie dough fundraiser. The dough is shaped into perfectly portioned cookies. When the cookie craving hits, just grab the number of cookies you want to bake. You don’t even have to thaw the dough. Convenient and delicious, people love this product. Cookie dough may be frozen for up to 1 year, refrigerated for 6 months, and is shelf-stable at room temperature (66°F – 77°F) for 21 days. Cookie dough may be thawed and refrozen.

What You Should Know

Your profit is determined by the number of boxes of preformed cookie dough you sell. There is a 120 box minimum for this fundraiser. The minimum order of 120 boxes earns 25% profit, the more boxes you sell the more profit you make. This cookie dough fundraiser has the potential to make up to 55% profit. See the profit chart below for an idea of your profit potential:

Profit and Cost

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Boxes Bought Cost Per Box Average Selling Price Your Profit $ Your Profit %
5000 $9.00 $20.00 $55,000 + 55%
1664 $10.00 $20.00 $16,640 + 50%
664 $11.00 $20.00 $5,976 + 45%
336 $12.00 $20.00 $2,688 + 40%
200 $14.00 $20.00 $1,200 + 30%
120 min $15.00 $20.00 $600 + 25%
Beef Sticks Fundraiser Image

Jack Link’s Beef Sticks are a great alternative to candy fundraising. The beef sticks meet or exceed most school nutritional standards. The sticks sell for only $2 each. You can purchase as little as one case and shipping is absolutely free.

What You Should Know

Jack Link’s profits are determined based on the number of cases that you sell. Below you can take a look at the profit chart:

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Product Cost Per Case Profit %
Beef Sticks $200.00 50%
Squatch Sticks $120.00 50%
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