Tips for Elementary School Fundraisers

Your elementary school fundraiser is about to take off, and there are just a few more things to remember, more important than the paperwork and money. The most important thing to remember when doing a fundraiser with children is that the cause is worth it! In the meantime, remember the following tips:

Set a goal – both as a group, and for individuals; groups that set goals usually reach and exceed them. Groups without a focus tend to come up short on the amount they are trying to raise.

Look ahead – if your fundraising items need to be delivered before a certain event, or by a certain date, check with your fundraising consultant about shipping times. Keep in mind that most shipping issues are unavoidable, so plan ahead!

Keep everyone informed – send home notes and flyers before, THROUGHOUT, and toward the end of your fundraiser to remind parents and children about important dates.

Don’t leave anything to the imagination – explain how the fundraiser works to the children before you pass it out. Explain to them again once it is in their hands. Let them ask questions, and be prepared to repeat your answers. Then send a note home, explaining it to the parents don’t give anyone the chance to say, “I just didn’t know?”

Make a sales pitch – even the loudest child will become shy around an adult. Help them by giving them a sample of what to say when asking people to purchase fundraising items.

Be flexible – chances are there will be a snag somewhere in your well-thought-out plans. Every elementary school fundraiser has its own set of issues, handle them with as much grace as you can muster, it’s for a good cause, after all.

Safety is more important than a sale – remind children and parents not to sell items door-to-door in a neighborhood that is unfamiliar.

Even the smallest group needs encouragement, which is the last elementary school fundraising tip. Make sure each child knows that you are proud of the work and effort that they put into helping the group.

Hot Pops Show Profit

Hot Pops

Made with real chili, Hot Pops Lollipops are an enticing combination of sweet and spicy.  Hot Pops Lollipops come in an array of colors and a variety of flavors including Watermelon, Pineapple, Orange, Lemon, Mango, and Green Apple.

What You Should Know

You will make 50% profit when you sell our gourmet lollipops. That’s the same profit we offer on all of our other lollipop fundraisers no matter how many cases that you purchase. You will sell the lollipops for two times your cost. Here is a quick profit chart for you to review:

Profit and Cost

  • In-Hand Products
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Cases Bought Cost Per Case Profit %
1 min $160.00 50%
Auntie Anne’s Pretzel

If you have walked down most malls you have probably smelled Auntie Anne pretzels and thought to yourself I would love to have the Auntie Annes pretzel recipe. You probably can’t get the recipe but you could hold a pretzel fundraiser using their great products.

What You Should Know

Auntie Anne’s Pretzel Fundraisers are one of the few fundraising programs that assure that you will make 50% profit on every pretzel or cinnamon bun kit you sell. You are selling the kits for $16 and your cost is $8.

Remember that you need to purchase both the pretzels and cinnamon buns in full cases. Cases are packed with 6 kits each. So you will need to round both products up or down to full cases quantities.

Shipping is free as long as you sell 10 or more cases. Smaller orders will be assessed a $65 shipping fee.

Profit and Cost

  • No Upfront Cost
  • Free brochures for your participants
  • Free Shipping
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Journey of Faith Candle Fundraiser

Our Heritage $10 fundraising candles are the most affordable 55 hour burn time candle in the fundraising industry. Choose from 6 great scents.

What You Should Know

Our 8oz Heritage Candle offering is our newest no-upfront cost fundraising option. The attractive $10 price works for everyone. Perfect for individuals to use themselves or to give as gifts the highly fragrant, long-lasting Heritage Candles are a fantastic option your groups can return to sell year after year!

Our 8oz Heritage Candle program includes 6 highly fragrant and popular scents. The candles are Made in the USA with premium quality wax and fragrance. Featuring 55-60 burning hours these candles are an excellent and high-quality fundraising product to offer your donors. Most groups have returning customers year after year!

8oz Heritage Candle fundraisers are pre-sell or brochure sales. That means you sell the candles using free brochures and order forms we provide.

We suggest you schedule a two-week selling period. At the end of the sale, you tally together all the order forms and money and you can 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)
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Items Bought % Profit Free Shipping
150 plus 50% YES
1 to 149 50% No
All Sports Scratch Card

If you want an easy fundraising idea for all sports, scratch card fundraisers are just what you are looking for. If you can not find your specific sport in our collection of scratch off graphics,  All Sports Scratch Cards are your best option. You can 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.

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:

Profit and Cost

  • In-Hand Products
  • Free Shipping
  • Start in under a minute
Cases Bought Cost Per Case Profit %
1 min $160.00 50%

Heart Lollipops Show Profit

Heart Lollipops

Of course, Heart shaped lollipops virtually sell themselves leading up to Valentine’s Day. But they sell well any time of the year. There’s a 1 case minimum, shipping is free and you will make 50% profit on each fundraising lollipop sold. Each case comes with 640 heart lollipops.

What You Should Know

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. You sell the lollipops for twice what you pay for them. In other words, you will double your investment no matter how many cases you purchase. That’s the same as a 50% profit. 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%
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