Homeschool Fundraising Ideas

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There are lots of homeschool fundraising ideas that anyone can use.   Just because you homeschool your child doesn’t mean that there are not financial needs. In fact, more and more homeschool fundraisers are being conducted by families joining together to provide services that individual parents can’t possibly do themselves. We help many of these groups choose the best homeschool fundraising ideas. We would like to help you too!

We know what works for homeschoolers because we help a lot of them. In fact, we help homeschoolers all over the country and so we are able to share with you the homeschool fundraisers that have produced results for groups very similar to yours.

Here we provide a starting point to locate the best homeschool fundraising idea for you. You will see some of the most successful fundraising ideas that others have used to raise money.   We have attempted to include homeschool fundraising ideas that do not require any upfront money, others than offer extremely high profits and still others that have very low minimums.

Looking for more information on planning, executing, and projects for your homeschool fundraiser?  We have some great articles for you to read.

If you don’t find the perfect homeschool 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 some other great insights for you.

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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
Bag Garden Fundraiser

Our NEW Bag Garden Fundraiser is a terrific way to raise money AND do it in the most earth-friendly fashion possible. It’s a great selection of herbs, vegetables, and flowers to attract pollinating insects.  Available year-round we offer high-profit potential, free brochures, and order forms, and you can qualify for free shipping.

What You Should Know

Our Bag Garden Fundraisers 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 bag gardens as larger groups. If you sell less than 150 bag garden items, though, there is a $65 shipping fee which will affect your total profit. Orders of 150 or more bag garden 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
Better Baking Fundraiser

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.

Profit and Cost

  • No upfront cost
  • Free brochures for your participants
  • Free shipping
  • Start in under a minute
Frozen Cookie Dough Fundraiser

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!

Profit and Cost

  • No upfront cost
  • Free brochures for your participants
  • Free shipping
  • Start in under a minute
Tubs Bought Cost Per Tub Selling Price Your Profit $ Your Profit %
5000 $4.50 $10.00 $27,500 + 55%
1664 $5.00 $10.00 $8,320 + 50%
664 $5.50 $10.00 $2,988 + 45%
336 $6.00 $10.00 $1344 + 40%
200 $7.00 $10.00 $600 + 30%
120 min. $7.50 $10.00 $300 + 25%

Smencils Show Profit

Smencil School Fundraisers Image

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.

Profit and Cost

  • In-Hand Products
  • Free Shipping
  • Start in under a minute
Cases Bought Cost Per Case Profit %
1 min $300.00 40%
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

  • In-Hand Products
  • Free Shipping
  • Start in under a minute
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

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Projects for Homeschool Fundraising

Homeschooling is on the rise and is becoming more and more popular every day. A lot of parents who want to homeschool do not want to let something like money stand in the way of providing their children with this type of education, and that is understandable, but the fact remains that homeschooling can get Read More »

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The idea of running homeschool fundraisers can be daunting if you’ve never had to do it before. Sure, you were involved in fundraisers when you were in school yourself, but that was years ago, and you weren’t the one who had to organize everything! So if you’re scared that homeschool fundraisers will get the best of you, Read More »

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Years ago no one ever considered homeschool fundraisers.

But that’s changed. More and more people are choosing to home school their children.

And more and more home school associations are providing opportunities previously only available in public or private schools to homeschoolers.

All of that means that now more than ever there is an ever-growing need for solid homeschool fundraisers.

3 Things to Consider

So we would like to share 3 things to consider when choosing your homeschool fundraiser:

#1: The size of your group

There are lots of fundraising ideas that simply work better for larger groups.

So before you choose a fundraiser you should consider how many people are in your group and whether there are any other groups out there that you might combine efforts with to increase the number of sellers you will have.

Remember that you can earn higher profit margins when you reach certain sales levels with some fundraising products. Others offer free shipping when you reach a minimum.

Obviously the more sellers you have the more likely you will be to qualify for higher profits.

#2 Do You Need a No Upfront Cost Option?

There are some fundraising products like candy or discount cards that require you to purchase your products in advance so you have them on hand to sell.

No Upfront Costs

If you decide you want to consider some no upfront cost options you might look at these 3 options:

1. A Cookie Dough Fundraiser: Cookie dough became a viable fundraiser when minimums were reduced making it possible for teams to use this program. 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.

2. A Snackin in the USA: This program works well for any group. Your students will sell 24 extremely popular bags of snack foods for $7. You’ll make a 50% profit and since there are no minimum smaller teams can use this option.

3. A Magic Melts Fundraiser: Magic Melts have become one of our top fundraisers overall so we want to make sure all groups consider it. 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.

#3 How Much Money Do You Really Need to Raise?

Before you get started or choose a specific fundraiser we strongly suggest you figure out exactly how much money you really need to raise.

Money

It helps in so many ways to have a clear understanding of exactly how much money you are trying to raise.

Once you have set your financial target your students will have an idea of what is required of them. You definitely want to divide the total you need to raise by the number of participants so that you can also set an individual financial goal.

Finally, once you know how much money you need to raise it will help you narrow down the list of homeschool fundraising ideas available to you.

More Information

Home School Fundraising is probably one of the easiest of any school fundraising campaigns if for no other reason than the parent involvement with homeschoolers.

Participation levels will exceed those typically seen with elementary school fundraisers. Homeschoolers know they will directly benefit from the fundraiser and are typically glad to help out.

So how do you go about meeting your fundraising goals with a home school group?

Choose a fundraiser they understand and believe in. If you can find a product or program the students really like they will be more likely to word hard at it.

Make sure you keep the students aware of the campaign well in advance of the actual home school fundraising. Then remind them about the fundraiser as often as possible while the fundraiser is going on. Do not depend on them to remember or even think about the fundraiser. You need to keep reminding them and encouraging them.

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