Daycare fundraisers are becoming more and more common. The cost to operate a daycare continues to increase and often is increasing faster than parents’ ability to pay more. That’s why more and more people are looking for good daycare fundraising ideas. We want to help you choose the best one.
Daycare fundraisers can raise a lot of money if the parents get behind the effort. The key is to realize that their little ones directly benefit from the proceeds. It doesn’t matter whether it helps keep tuition down or if the money is used to add supplies, playground equipment, or activities for the kids.
This page provides a starting point to locate the best daycare fundraising idea for you. We’ve included some of our most popular daycare fundraising ideas that do not require any upfront money, others that offer extremely high profits, and still others that have very low minimums.
If you don’t find the perfect daycare fundraiser on this page then we invite you to continue to browse our website to look at other fundraising ideas or call one of our experienced sales specialists toll-free and they can offer more insights for you.
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 for free shipping.
Our $10 cookie dough fundraiser is one of our best selling fundraising products. Everyone loves freshly baked cookies! This is our most popular cookie dough fundraising program because of the retail selling price. We offer 6 of the most popular cookie dough flavors in 2 pound tubs. You will sell each cookie dough tub for only $10 each. We offer low minimums and shipping is free. Best of all there is no cost to get started.
What You Should Know
There is no money needed upfront for this cookie dough fundraiser. We provide free brochures, order forms and cash collection envelops. You pay us after you sell your $10 tubs of Frozen Fundraising Cookie Dough when you place your order. The money you’ve collected can pay for your order.
When you place your order, Easy Fundraising Ideas will calculate the cost of your order based on the profit percentage you earned. Once the cost is covered, the rest is your profit to keep!
Our Better Baking fundraiser is a great option for all types of groups. We offer 9 of the most popular baking mixes that appeal to everyone. Our premium baking mixes are easy to use and taste great! Everything you need to bake cookies, pretzels, cinnamon rolls, funnel cakes, and bread. Easy fundraising starts with a Better Baking fundraiser. You will not be handling a frozen product. The $10 price makes it a fun and easy fundraising idea. Like our Candle Fundraisers, our Better Baking Fundraiser has a 50% profit for your group.
What You Should Know
Like our other popular $10 programs Easy Fundraising Ideas gives you a 50% profit on each and every item you sell. The only additional charge you might incur would be a $65 shipping fee if your group sells less than 150 items.
Our Trail mix fundraiser mixes a great variety of healthy products that still fill that craving for something sweet or salty. Choose from the Natural Snacks to Roasted Cashews and Hokey Pokey. Everyone can find a snack they will enjoy munching on. We provide free brochures so this fundraiser is free to start. Guaranteed profit of 50%.
What You Should Know
Trail Mix Fundraisers are like fundraising flower bulbs. 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 trail mix as larger groups. Each bag of trail mix sells for only $9. If you sell less than 150 bags of trail mix, though, there is a $65 shipping fee which will affect your total profit. Orders of 150 or more trail mix orders will qualify you for free shipping.
Our new $10 Simple Snacks Fundraiser offers 14 of today’s most popular munchies. This amazing yet simple selection of premium quality snacks includes nuts, trail mix, popcorn, gummy bears, and sour gummy worms. Combining the highest-selling snack items with a low price point creates a fundraiser that is sure to help you reach your fundraising goals. Our $10 Simple Snacks fundraiser has no upfront cost. 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
Our Simple Snacks fundraiser offers 50% profit on every item. You sell each snack bag for $10 so that is $5 profit on every item! This is an easy fundraising idea for all types of groups, whether you have 5 sellers or 500.
If you sell less than 150 bags of snacks, there is a $65 shipping fee. Orders of 150 or more bags of snacks will qualify you for FREE shipping.
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.
“What’s a Smencil School Fundraiser?” It’s a cute name and a great school fundraising product. Smencils are scented pencils made from recycled newspapers. They are the perfect fundraising product for schools. Shipped in cases containing 10 buckets, each bucket contains 50 Smencils. Each scented pencil sells for $1. Kids love them making Smecils easy to sell. Smencil school fundraiser pencils come in two varieties. Regular black lead as well as assorted fun colors. Best of all, shipping is free!
What You Should Know
Profits on Smencil school fundraiser pencils are extremely easy to calculate since you are buying them by the case. Smencils have a 40% profit margin. The retail price is $1 per Smencil. You will make a $200 profit for each case you sell.
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Daycare fundraisers are a child’s introduction to fundraising.
Typically, they have never done a fundraiser before and, chances are, neither have their parents.
Unlike older children’s fundraisers, daycare fundraisers require a little more supervision. The parents will most likely handle the selling for the child. Daycare fundraising is not only a good way to raise money for your daycare, but it is also a good way to get parents involved in their children’s lives.
A daycare fundraiser is not your typical fundraiser. Since this is their first look at fundraising, you will want to make sure you walk them through the wholesale. They are going to see fundraising a lot while growing up and you don’t want to turn them away on their first-day care fundraiser.
So let’s talk about ways to raise the most money possible the next time you hold a daycare fundraiser.
Remember Who Is Raising Money
Unlike older grades you can be certain the kids in your daycare will not be selling any fundraising products for you, right?
So who will be selling?
The parents of course. So when you choose a daycare fundraiser to be sure to consider products that parents would either get excited about or would be a great experience for parents to share with their children.
For example, think about a daycare student showing grandparents a gift catalog just before Christmas.
You’re Dealing With Fundraising Rookies
The odds are the families who are participating in your daycare fundraiser are fundraising rookies unless they have older kids and have already been introduced to elementary school fundraising.
That means you should not only be careful to make the first fundraising experience at least tolerable you need to plan on taking the time to really explain your fundraiser, its procedures, and what happens during and after the event.
Leave nothing to the imagination. Remember these fundraising rookies can really get into their first foray or they can be so turned off that they never help again.
Easy Daycare Fundraisers to Consider
Here are some daycare fundraising ideas you might consider:
1. Cookie Dough Fundraiser: Cookie dough is a great product for daycare families. Cookie dough is such a natural fundraising product so we suggest you consider any of the four no-cost options in our cookie dough section. It will introduce your families to a product they will see all through elementary school. And the kids love the product.
2. Readathon Fundraiser: I know what you’re thinking. What are the odds that kids in daycare can read? It doesn’t matter. Hopefully, your daycare focusing some portion of its day on reading whether the kids read or are being read to. People love to support kids’ involvement in reading programs. So we strongly suggest you consider this option.
3. Magic Melts Fundraiser: Magic Melts have become one of our top fundraisers overall. The melts are highly scented fragrance bars that you use in candle warmers instead of burning candles. There are a few national brands that are extremely popular. We feel like our Magic Melts are better than those products as far as quality is concerned but our price is wonderful. You’ll sell a package of melts for $4 and still make a 50% profit. There’s no minimum and you can qualify for free shipping if you sell 150 or more packages.