Fun Relay for Life Fundraising Ideas

During college, my sorority was involved in the annual city-wide Relay for a Life fundraising event. Each year groups from around town met together to raise money in the effort to support cancer research. The event was a big hit each year, and a portion of the success could probably be attributed to the entertainment that participants got when they were at the event. Of course, the event is not about being entertained, but those that ran the event saw to it that everyone had a fun experience with lots of great Relay for Life fundraising ideas, in hopes that they would return to help the following year.

The first year I participated, the Relay for Life fundraiser was held at a track. Groups set up tents and camped out along the edge of the track. In the middle of the track, there were various activities happening. There were games for kids, a place for face painting, tables set up with information about the Relay for Life foundation, t-shirts, and door prizes to sign up for while participating. As the sun starts to set the tables were moved in lieu of a large projection screen. As volunteers circled the track during the late hours they also enjoyed watching movies.

In the second year, due to unpredictable weather, the event was moved inside a college gymnasium. Local groups still camped out along the edge of the basketball court, and rubber mats were put down to create a track that protected the gym floor, and walker?s joints against the hardwood floors. Off to the side, in the bleacher’s area there was a make-shift stage set up. Throughout the contest, a local DJ announced several rounds of “Relay Idol”? a mock singing contest. A representative from each group was chosen to sing in several rounds of competition. The winner was chosen at the end of the night by the amount of money they had collected. Each contestant had a bucket with their name on it, and instead of voting through texts or cheers money was put in the buckets. All of the money went toward Relay for Life.

The last year that I participated with my sorority we were inside again and also had “Relay Idol.” In between rounds of singing, there were games and contests for non-singers to participate in. The games were usually silly and included lots of eating and lots of trash cans nearby. It was fun to see the president of the bank, and the city hall members spin around in circles with blindfolds.

Each of the events served two purposes. Each year we raised money for cancer research. And each year we got to have fun and fellowship together while doing Relay for Life fundraising. We obviously would have participated without the fun games and silly contests, but those who were planning the events wanted to make sure that everyone had a good time, and that is precisely why we went back every year!

Preformed Cookie Dough

Featuring our BEST SELLERS!  We are thrilled to offer our premium cookie dough fundraiser. The dough is shaped into perfectly portioned cookies. When the cookie craving hits, just grab the number of cookies you want to bake. You don’t even have to thaw the dough. Convenient and delicious, people love this product. Cookie dough may be frozen for up to 1 year, refrigerated for 6 months, and is shelf-stable at room temperature (66°F – 77°F) for 21 days. Cookie dough may be thawed and refrozen.  This is a popular cookie dough fundraiser across all types of groups!

What You Should Know

Your profit is determined by the number of boxes of preformed cookie dough you sell. There is a 120 box minimum for this fundraiser. The minimum order of 120 boxes earns 25% profit, the more boxes you sell the more profit you make. This premium cookie dough fundraiser has the potential to make up to 55% profit. See the profit chart below for an idea of your profit potential:

Profit and Cost

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Boxes Bought Cost Per Box Average Selling Price Your Profit $ Your Profit %
5000 $9.00 $20.00 $55,000 + 55%
1664 $10.00 $20.00 $16,640 + 50%
664 $11.00 $20.00 $5,976 + 45%
336 $12.00 $20.00 $2,688 + 40%
200 $14.00 $20.00 $1,200 + 30%
120 min $15.00 $20.00 $600 + 25%
Soccer Scratch Card Fundraiser

Soccer scratch cards make it easy to see your fundraising progress, one little dot at a time! And those little dots mean big profits.  Each card raises $100. You can earn up to a 90% profit margin. We imprint your team or league name free of charge on each card. Have a ball with a soccer scratch card  fundraiser!

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.

The lowest profit percentage you will make from using scratch cards for fundraisers is 70%. However,  the more cards you purchase the higher your profit potential for each card, due to volume price breaks. 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%
Dance scratch card

Dance scratch cards are a great gymnastics fundraising idea for dance groups and perfect for gymnastics teams too. Scratch card fundraisers work well for individuals as well as for larger groups.

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%
Patriotic scratch card

Patriotic Scratch Card fundraisers are perfect for scouts, veterans, or any other group with the USA as a focused theme. Scratch card fundraisers are high profit and low risk. It’s an easy and fast way to raise money while promoting American pride.

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%
Sour Mania Lollipops

Sour Mania Lollipops Fundraiser is very popular for elementary school fundraising. Both kids and adults love sour candy. These are the original sour lollipops so they pack in that pucker up punch!  It is definitely a top choice for bringing a different fundraising flavor.

What You Should Know

Sour Mania Lollipops offer the same profit regardless of the number of cases that you purchase. Sell the lollipops for two times the cost. Meaning, you double your investment no matter how many cases you purchase. Here is a quick profit chart for you to review:

Profit and Cost

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Cases Bought Cost Per Case Profit %
1 min $320.00 50%
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