You’ve just sent your little one off to kindergarten for the first time. It’s a very special time for both of you. But within a couple of weeks, you will get a letter sent home. It will tell you all about the kindergarten fundraising idea your school has chosen to do. This is the age when many students learn all about fundraising and we want to help you and your school choose the best kindergarten fundraisers.
How can we do this? We help thousands of groups raise money every year. A large percentage of those groups are schools – especially elementary schools and kindergartens. So we can help by sharing information on fundraisers that these other groups have used successfully. After all, if these kindergarten fundraisers are tried and proven don’t you think they will work well for you too?
On this page, we provide a starting point to locate the best Kindergarten fundraising idea for your group. You will see some of the ideas that others have raised money with. If none of those appeals to you we invite you to browse through our website and check out all of our Kindergarten fundraising options.
We have attempted to include Kindergarten fundraising ideas that do not require any upfront money, others than offer extremely high profits and still others that have very low minimums.
If you don’t find the perfect Kindergarten 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.
Looking for a healthier fundraising alternative to chocolate bars and lollipops? Welch’s Fruit Rolls are a healthy alternative when choosing a fundraising product. These rolls are made with real fruit and prove 100% recommended Daily Value of Vitamin C and no preservatives. You will receive 2 carriers of 60 rolls each per case a total of 120 rolls. Available in 3 great flavors Berry, White Grape Strawberry, and Tropical Punch.
What You Should Know
You sell each fruit roll for $1 each. Profits from selling Welch’s Fruit Snacks are determined based on the number of cases that you purchase. The more cases you purchase the lower your cost per case. Below is the profit chart:
We’d like to introduce the newest addition to our candle fundraisers. Magic Melts are highly scented wickless wax bars that you melt in candle warmers. They revolutionized the wickless candle industry and made scented wax bars as popular as candles themselves. Now you can capitalize on that popularity.
What You Should Know
Magic Melt wickless candle fundraising is different than other fundraising programs. Easy Fundraising Ideas gives you 50% profit on each and every scented wax bar you sell. The only additional charge you may incur is a $65 shipping fee if your group sells less than 150 Magic Melts.
Yummy Licks are our #1 lollipop. They come in an assortment of all your favorite flavors. Yummy Licks Round lollipops are packaged in cases of 640 lollipops. Inside the case are 8 packages with each package containing 80 lollipops. You will make 50% profit selling just one case. Shipping is FREE.
What You Should Know
Yummy Licks Lollipops and all of our lollipop fundraisers offer the same profit regardless of the number of cases that you purchase. You will sell the lollipops for two times the cost of the lollipops. In other words, you will double your investment no matter how many cases you purchase. Here is a quick profit chart for you to review:
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.
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.
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:
We know you and your customers will be thrilled with our Specialty Popcorn. You offer bags of eight scrumptious flavors that are all Gluten Free, MSG Free and made with GMO-Free corn. Your group will make a 40% profit and can even qualify for free shipping.
What You Should Know
There is no money needed upfront for this popcorn fundraiser. We provide free brochures, order forms, and cash collection envelopes. You will pay us after you sell your popcorn when you can use the money you collected to 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. You will pay us that amount of money and keep your profit.
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So your precious child is now a kindergarten student. So much will change. Your student will learn so much and be given the opportunity to do new things. Fortunately or unfortunately one of the new experiences will be getting to participate in a kindergarten fundraiser.
Because kindergarten is often the entry point for families into the world of fundraising we think it’s critical for you to choose the best fundraising ideas possible. If parents are happy with the choices made and the way the programs are run in this grade level then they will more likely support fundraisers at later grade levels.
How Do You Choose the Best Kindergarten Fundraiser?
You have two audiences that you need to satisfy when choosing a product or program. You should choose something that can excite the students. The other audience, of course, is the parents of the students. You need to pick something that parents would like to purchase, would be willing to offer to other people, or would be willing to participate in.
So what are some examples of products that kids and parents can get behind? We’ve identified 8 different product fundraisers at the top of this page. You can see that these products were chosen specifically because younger students would enjoy any of the products. They are the kind of products that kindergarteners would plead with their parents to get. If the student is excited to have their parents purchase the product you have overcome many obstacles that stand in the way of successful fundraising.
There are other considerations of course. Here are some of the things you should talk about:
1. Price Point: Fundraising is interesting. People want to support kids but they don’t want to spend crazy amounts of money. Choose a product that is priced low enough for supporters to feel comfortable with. We suggest price points of $.50, $1, $5 or $10.
2. Inventory or No Inventory: There are a couple of different ways to hold a product fundraiser. Items like candy or Smencils need to be purchased and then sold. That means you might have inventory left at the end of your sale.
On the other hand, there are brochure fundraisers where you take orders during a fundraising period, and then after everyone turns in their orders you place an order for the items that have already been sold.
3. Finally, if you do not want to sell a product at all you might consider a Read-a-thon. It’s a great way to get your young students focused on reading and you don’t need to sell any products at all. Click for more info.
Throughout our website, you will find dozens of different tried and proven Kindergarten fundraisers. Please do not feel like the fundraisers highlighted on this page are your only options. We invite you to call one of our fundraising specialists toll-free (866) 874-8383 any time to discuss any of the fundraising ideas we offer.