Staying Positive about Elementary School Fundraising

In years past, elementary school fundraising was something that was done as an extra activity, since fundraisers were just there to give the school some extra help with income. But these days, with things being the way they are with school funding, many schools are relying more heavily on elementary school fundraising for basic needs like equipment, books, and supplies. Elementary school fundraising can be beneficial no matter how much money your school needs or what they need it for, and with your help, your elementary school can look forward to a much brighter future.

This may seem like a lot to carry on your shoulders if you are organizing your elementary school fundraising effort this year. With so much pressure on you to get it right, you may find it difficult to face this challenge in a positive way. After all, the bottom line is that elementary school fundraising is there to bring in the cash, and that has to be the number one priority, to get the money rolling in. It’s enough to leave you anxious and stressed out, and maybe even feeling negative about just how much impact you can possibly make with your elementary school fundraising activity.

However, your elementary school fundraising can actually make a huge difference in the future of the school, and it’s time to start thinking about it in more positive ways because with your effort, everyone’s load will be lightened and you will have made a direct impact in the education of the children in your community. Remember, from the very moment that you take on the responsibility for this job, you are moving in a positive direction toward helping the school solve its financial problems. That’s something to feel good about, and with the right elementary school fundraising idea on your side and a team of enthusiastic people, you can turn this anxious situation into a triumph the school will remember for many years.

Band scratch card

Virtually every school band depends on band fundraising for its very existence. More and more bands are opting to use scratch cards for their band fundraiser. Part of the reason is the amount of money that bands need to raise. Scratch card fundraisers offer a simple, easy to handle fundraising option perfect for bands.

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

  • 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%

Coffee Backpacks Show Profit

Coffee Backpacks

This is our newest coffee product. Instead of pre selling coffee, you order backpacks filled with 52 $1 packets of assorted flavored coffee. Sellers keep the backpacks as prizes. Each backpack comes with 52 packets of coffee. Each packet makes a full pot of coffee. You can purchase as little as one case of 9 backpacks.

What You Should Know

Coffee fundraising profits are determined based on the number of cases of coffee that you sell. The more cases you purchase the lower your cost per case. Below you can take a look at the profit chart:

Profit and Cost

  • In-Hand Products
  • Free Shipping
  • Start in under a minute
Cases Bought % Profit Cost Per Case
10 or more 48% $245.00
5 – 9 41% $279.00
2 – 4 36% $300.00
1 31% $325.00
$25 Restaurant Fundraiser Cards

Sell $25 Restaurant.com gift certificates for only $10 and make $4 profit on each sale. The purchaser of these cards gets $25 off at their choice of more than 15,000 participating restaurants nationwide. Your group makes high profits saving your customers a lot of money the next time they dine out.

What You Should Know

There is no cost to start this online Fundraiser. All you need is a website or a blog.

You simply fill out a short form, tell people how much money you want to raise and why you are raising money. That’s all you need to create your online website fundraising widget.

You or your group will make $4 every time someone visits your website or blog and donates $10. In return for their $10 donation, the donor gets a $25 Restaurant.com gift certificate good at any of more than 18,000 restaurants throughout the United States.

Immediately upon receiving a donation, we will send your donor an email that includes their Restaurant.com gift certificate code. All they need to do is click on the link we provide and they will be taken to Restaurant.com where they can choose any of the participating restaurants.

Our online fundraising widget gives you everything you need. Your site visitors can purchase from the widget, check participating restaurants and everything else needed.

Profit and Cost

  • In-Hand Products
  • Free Shipping
  • Start in under a minute
Cards Bought Cost Per Card Profit %
25 min $5.00 50%
Flower Bulb Fundraising

We have Flower Bulb programs specifically for fall and another for spring so you can hold a flower fundraiser any time of year. Flower fundraisers are practical and ecologically sensitive. We offer a great selection of bulbs, a high-profit potential, free brochures and order forms and the ability to qualify for free shipping.

What You Should Know

Fundraising Flower Bulbs are like candle fundraisers. Your profit percentage is not affected by the number of orders you take. You get 50% profit or half the selling price for every item you sell. That means smaller groups make the same profits for selling flowers as larger groups.

If you sell less than 150 fundraising flower bulbs, though, there is a $65 shipping fee which will affect your total profit. Orders of 150 or more flower bulb orders will qualify you for free shipping.

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
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

  • 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
School Fundraiser

School Fundraising Made Easy

Top School Fundraising Ideas by Group  

Sports Fundraising Ideas That Win

Top Sports Fundraising Ideas by Group

Church Fundraising

Church Fundraising Moves the Spirit

Top Church Fundraising Ideas by Group

Non-profit fundraisers

Non-Profit Fundraising for Charity

Top Non-Profit Fundraising Ideas by Group

More Interesting Reading:

Searching For a School Fundraiser Company

Whether you are supporting a school sports team, arts-related club, or any other kind of extracurricular group, at some point it is likely you will be asked to organize a school fundraiser. Fundraisers are a fact of life for most clubs and groups these days, and with the costs of operating going up and funding Read More »

Read more »

School fundraising does not have to be hard. There are several simple fundraisers that a school group can do – both large and small groups that will benefit your budget. Here are some suggestions I thought might be helpful. Chances are, if you are doing school fundraising, then you are working with a group of Read More »

Read more »

We had never heard of that option but a group recently told us about their experience doing just that. One of the student’s mothers worked for an importer. She was the one that presented the idea to the school as a PTO fundraiser. She told the board that she could get them wholesale prices on Read More »

Read more »

Candy bar sales for school fundraising, no cost upfront, is the most beneficial way for schools to fundraise successfully because there is no risk of lost profits because of products that go unsold. Unfortunately, not many groups can purchase candy without paying in advance. In fact, many candy bar distributors offer this as part of Read More »

Read more »

The best school fundraisers not only give schools, parents, teachers, and students the funds needed for equipment, books, playgrounds, and events, but they bring together a community in the spirit of fun and sharing. In fact, the best school fundraisers can be used at any time of year and can even be matched with government Read More »

Read more »

If your school is a little tight on its budget this year and can’t afford things like new books for the school library, or new desks for the classrooms, or equipment for the school gymnasium, you may decide to hold school spirit fundraisers to bring everyone at your school together in the name of a Read More »

Read more »

Sometimes the school just doesn’t have enough money in its annual budget to pay for upgrades like school gym equipment and new library books. You would be surprised at how quickly the school’s budget gets eaten up by things like general maintenance, that there just isn’t enough to cater for every school department’s needs. You Read More »

Read more »

So you’ve decided that the best way to bring some extra funding to your school is by planning and overseeing a school fundraiser. That’s great. But how do you know which kind of fundraisers for schools will be the best choice to bring in all of your the money required to reach your financial goals? Read More »

Read more »

If this is the first time you are in charge of fundraising then you should learn the ABC’s of fundraising ideas. So consider this article ABC Fundraising Ideas 101: A. The first thing to do before even beginning the process is to determine if your group members are motivated to do a fundraiser in the Read More »

Read more »

Sometimes it can a very stressful job to arrange successful school fundraisers, especially when you may be unclear about how to plan such an effort. You’ll need to go through budgeting issues, print out flyers and signs to put up around your school, get other teachers and students on board to rally together and promote Read More »

Read more »

What Our Customers Say:

Flower Bulb Fundraising

I look forward to doing this fundraiser again next year. It was a big hit. You have been so great to work with. I won't be looking for anything different. Ashley

Author: SFHS Girls Soccer Team

Earth Candle Fundraiser

I appreciate all of your assistance, as this was my first fundraiser. You really helped make the experience smooth. I look forward to continuing business with you all! Thanks, Cheniqua Glass

Author: Brooke Bailey Dance Academy

Popcorn

The popcorn was great, delivered timely and the order was correct. Our fundraising consultant was very helpful. Will definitely be fundraising with you guys again. Margy

Author: One Foot Project

Yummy Licks Round Lollipops

Just wanted to say thank you for going above and beyond to make sure I had my order in time. I really appreciate it and I look forward to doing business with you again next year.

Author: Montrose Little League

Magic Melts Wickless Candle Fundraiser

Everything arrived a-ok...many thanks for another great fundraiser....we will do this again in the Spring.... Angela

Author: Dora High School

Earth Candle Fundraiser

I wanted to say thank you so much for all of your help with our fundraiser! The candles arrived crazy fast. Michelle

Author: Grantsburg Royalty

Flower Bulb Fundraising

We received everything as promised! Thank you so much for your excellent customer service!

Author: Troop 6619 BSA

$10 Frozen Cookie Dough Tub Fundraiser

Thank you so much, You have helped me a lot and I will for sure come back when we do another fundraising event. Jessica

Author: 11U I.E Rough Riders Baseball Team

$10 Frozen Cookie Dough Tub Fundraiser

I wanted to follow up and say how easy and efficient this fundraiser was. We definitely will be using this in the future. Thank you for everything especially in this difficult time with the Covid -19. You never missed a beat. Stay safe, Roni

Author: Carolina Crusaders

Earth Candle Fundraiser

We LOVE the candles!! And I think last year they were here like 2 days after we submitted the order. Crazy fast!

Author: Meadowview Elementary

Yummy Licks Round Lollipops

Thank you so much for the quick shipping. We sold out in only two days! The students had a blast and I would do it again. Deborah

Author: Neosho Middle School

Heritage Fundraising Candles

I would like to thank you for answering all my questions. We love the candles, and I will be doing more fundraising through this company in the Spring. Thank you again, Mrs. Joan Stanolis

Author: Jones NHS

Earth Candle Fundraiser

This is my first fundraiser as a teacher and an adviser for National Honors Society. I am very pleased with the whole process and the candles as well. Lots of positive feedback. Looking forward to our next fundraiser! Cristina

Author: Grundy County High School

Coffee and Tea

The sale went over with a bang and people are asking for more. Thank you, Evelyn Mealy

Author: Port Allegany Music Boosters

Journey of Faith Candle Fundraiser

Thank you so much for your help. My cousin was very happy. I recommended your company to 2 other people. Very satisfied and will use your company again. Norma

Author: Team Lissy

Custom Discount Fundraising Cards

Perfect!! Thank you for everything...quick and painless as always. You have a great weekend too. Nancy L. Ro

Author: Woodbridge Band Boosters

$10 Frozen Cookie Dough Tub Fundraiser

Thank you so much. The fundraiser was wonderful! I received my delivery and everything was correct. Looking forward to doing business with your company again in the near future. Happy customer :) :) Evelyn

Author: Uniquedivas

$10 Frozen Cookie Dough Tub Fundraiser

Thanks for your help. This truly was easy fundraising!! Have a great day! Becky

Author: East Laurens Primary

Earth Candle Fundraiser

Good Gosh!!! This was the easiest fundraiser EVER!!! Thank you so much! Saved to Serve, Amy

Author: Cornerstone Baptist Church

$10 Frozen Cookie Dough Tub Fundraiser

Thank You! I was a little nervous, having never lead a fundraiser, it was so easy with your company! I hope to use you again next year. I will recommend you to my teacher friends in other districts. Jennifer Vestal

Author: Northeast R-IV High School

Magic Melts Wickless Candle Fundraiser

I loved this fundraiser. It was easy and convenient. They gave me no problems when I needed to change the end date of my fundraiser. The melts smell great. They send you order forms and money collect envelopes. I placed the order on Tuesday and received it on a Friday. I highly recommend this company.

Author: SHOC Club

Snackin’ in the USA

I just wanted to say thanks for getting the items shipped out so quickly. The kids enjoyed this fundraiser. Everything was easy and I especially liked how quick you were to respond when there was a question. I look forward to booking another fundraiser with you next year! Thanks again, Ashleigh Berggren Special Education Teacher

Author: Ashleigh Berggren

Earth Candle Fundraiser

Thank you for everything. That is great that I will receive the candles soon. It has been great working with you I will make sure to recommend easy fundraising to everyone I know. Thank You Vanessa

Author: No Mind Gets Left Behind

$10 Frozen Cookie Dough Tub Fundraiser

I just wanted to report that the cookie dough fundraiser has been a HUGE success! Everything was perfect and I am so pleased! Your company has impressed me. We may want to do this again late fall. People are already talking about “next time.” 😊 Thank you very much! Kelly Sipes

Author: Class of 2020 Hickman, KY

Preformed Cookie Dough

I got our shipment and I am very appreciative and thankful for how easy this was for our team to generate funds. Your service was top notch and sincerely appreciated. Bret

Author: Sac County Bandit Baseball

Earth Candle Fundraiser

You guys must be naturally kind. I enjoyed working with you and look forward to many other fundraisers with your organization. Frigga M. Simmons Director of Development

Author: Bermuda Institute

$10 Frozen Cookie Dough Tub Fundraiser

My order was correct and I want to thank you again for helping us get a kick-start raising money for uniforms. I am very pleased and referred some people. THANKS A LOT!!!! Indigo Rhodes

Author: Royal Heat

Earth Candle Fundraiser

The order arrived yesterday and it was perfect. Everything we ordered was there. The candles were beautiful and very fragrant. We will definitely use your company again. Terri

Author: VFW Auxiliary Post 6740

Journey of Faith Candle Fundraiser

Thank you for all your help with the fundraiser. I was very pleased from start to finish. We paid on Thursday and the candles were here on Friday. Talk about prompt delivery. We will definitely be using your company again. Jerriann Wortham

Author: Overflow Student Ministry

All Sport Scratch Cards

Everything looks great, we are a water polo club with some kids who cannot afford to pay for their dues so we think this is a great way to help them "earn" them. We look forward to ordering more as soon as we run out! Angela

Author: ASA Aquatics

$10 Frozen Cookie Dough Tub Fundraiser

The cookie dough was delivered today and everything was perfect. Thanks again for doing this fundraiser with my class. Sam Bush

Author: Hammond Central School

$10 Frozen Cookie Dough Tub Fundraiser

We would like to thank you and your company so much for making our fundraiser a success. Thank you, Lakeesha Garrett

Author: Lakewood Varsity Mighty Mites