Coming Up with Middle School Fundraiser Ideas

If it’s your turn to come up with your middle school’s fundraiser ideas this year, you may be feeling somewhat overwhelmed by all the different things that are involved with organizing a fundraiser. But really it’s not all as complex as you think, and you just learn the most effective methods for coming up with middle school fundraisers, it can be a pretty straightforward and even enjoyable venture.

The first thing you need to think about is your team of tough little salespeople. The kids are the most important thing to considerer when deciding what kind of middle school fundraising ideas will be best for your group. Often the students themselves want to sell candy, maybe chocolate bars or M&Ms, but some may want to do something different like pizza cards or scratch cards. Don’t expect that everyone will automatically agree on the best middle school fundraiser ideas, but you probably know the students well enough that you can take an educated guess as to what sorts of fundraiser ideas would be popular with them.

Second, of course, you want to think about your customer base, the people who are so important for a successful fundraiser. Will your middle school students be selling to the other students for the most part, or will families and the larger community be targeted as well? Knowing your customer base can make a huge difference when you are choosing middle school fundraiser ideas for your group. Chocolate, for instance, may go over well with the students, but if your customers are mostly adults in the community, you might want to try a more appropriate fundraiser for adults instead, like the green fundraiser for example.

If you have a small group, you may do really well with a fundraiser idea like scratch cards, which have a high-profit margin, but larger groups can also try fundraiser ideas with higher minimum orders. Have a look through our middle school fundraiser ideas to get some inspiration – you’re certain to find a fundraiser idea there that will be perfect for your middle school.

Smencil School Fundraisers Image

“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.

 

Profit and Cost

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Cases Bought Cost Per Case Profit %
1 min $300.00 40%
Hockey scratch cards

The expenses associated with being on a hockey team can make you feel like you are up against the boards. One one the fastest way to get out of that tight financial spot is with hockey scratch cards.  If you are looking for hockey fundraising ideas, scratch cards are a find!

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 handout 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 shown are based on successfully having all 50 dots scratched off on your scratch card:

 

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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%
$10 Simple Snacks Fundraiser

Our new 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  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 $20 so that is $10 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.

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Items Bought % Profit Free Shipping
150 plus 50% YES
1 to 149 50% No
Cheerleading scratch card

Cheerleading scratch cards are an obvious choice for a cheerleading fundraiser. With their natural outgoing personalities, cheerleaders are champs at encouraging others to go for the win! Meaning they can easily cheer people on to donate money to their team. Each cheerleading scratch card raises $100 and shipping is free.

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 handout 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 shown are based on successfully having all 50 dots scratched off on your scratch 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%
Welchs Fruit Rolls Image

Looking for a sweet fundraiser that isn’t chocolate bars and lollipops?  Welch’s Fruit Rolls are a healthy alternative when choosing a fundraising product.  These rolls are made with real fruit, provide 100% recommended Daily Value of Vitamin C, and have no preservatives.  You will receive 2 carriers of 60 rolls each per case, for a total of 120 rolls.  Available in 3 great flavors Berry, White Grape Strawberry, and Tropical Punch.

What You Should Know

You sell each Welch’s Fruit roll for $1. Profits are determined based on the number of cases that you purchase. The more cases you purchase the lower your cost per case. Please see the profit chart below for details.

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Cases Bought % Profit Cost Per Case
60+ 40% $65.00
40 – 59 37% $68.00
20 – 39 35% $70.00
1 – 19 33% $72.00
coffee and tea fundraiser

The popularity of coffee is undeniable. What was once just a morning ritual has become an all-day affair. Take advantage of this demand with a coffee fundraiser. Give your supporters their caffeine fix and perk up your profits.  You will sell 10 oz bags of freshly ground coffee for $15 each. There are seven great flavors along with a gift coffee tin. Even though there is no off-season for drinking coffee, coffee and tea seem to sell more easily in fall and winter.

What You Should Know

Tea and Coffee fundraisers are very similar to candle fundraisers. You will make a specific profit percentage on every item you sell. For tea and coffee fundraisers you make 50% profit, or $7.50 each.

If you sell less than 150 bags, though, there is a $65 shipping fee. Orders of 150 or more bags of coffee or tea 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
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