Fundraising for Elementary Schools: How to Choose?

As you may already know, fundraising for elementary schools is not all that difficult. People love contributing to anything that will help kids, and if you add the children’s own excitement into the equation, you can see how elementary school fundraising can easily snowball into a big success. The hardest part is selecting a fundraiser that will work for your group – how do you choose amongst the many fundraising options that are available for elementary schools?

Fundraising for elementary schools may have some advantages built-in, but you still want to make some intelligent choices about which products you choose. For one thing, you have to consider the size of the group you have, and what sort of investment you’re prepared to make. Are there funds available to purchase items for a direct sale fundraiser? Things like pizza cards can be fantastic earners, and if you are anticipating a high number of sales and can purchase the cards upfront, your profits can be as high as 90%. Smaller groups will want to choose a product with low minimums when fundraising for elementary schools, whereas larger groups may want to go with something like a catalog fundraiser.

Obviously, when fundraising for elementary schools, you also have to take into consideration where the product will be sold. If your main market is going to be parents and families, then you might want to choose something like coffee or the green fundraiser, which appeals more to adults. If the kids will be selling products to their fellow students, our Smencils or candy bars would be an inspired choice. If you want something that will cover all the bases, why not try scratch cards? They’re convenient and fun and suitable for most fundraising for elementary schools.

If you’ve considered all your options and still can’t make a choice, you can contact your fundraising consultant, who can clear up any confusion you have about the best way to proceed with fundraising for elementary schools.

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%
Yummy Hearts Lollipops

Our Yummy Heart Lollipops virtually sell themselves leading up to Valentine’s Day. But they are also appropriate any time you want to show your supporters love. There’s a 1 case minimum, shipping is free and you will make 45% profit on each Yummy Heart Fundraising Lollipop sold. Each case comes with 640 Yummy Heart Lollipops.

What You Should Know

Yummy Heart Lollipops are the same as all of our other lollipop fundraisers. You will make the same profit no matter how many cases of lollipops you purchase or sell. Sell the lollipops for twice what you pay for them. In other words, you will always double your investment. 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 $175.00 45%
Earth candle fundraiser

An Earth candle fundraiser is a great way to raise money and be kind to our planet. Your group will offer a terrific selection of candles in the most popular scents. There is upfront cost and you make 50% profit on every Earth candle you sell. You can even qualify for free shipping. We provide free brochures for each member of your group and all the materials you need to have a successful Earth candle fundraiser.

What You Should Know

Candle fundraising is different than other fundraising programs. Easy Fundraising Ideas gives you 50% profit on each and every candle you sell. The only additional charge you may incur is a $65 shipping fee if your group sells less than 150 candles.

Each candle sells for only $15 to $18 each.

Profit and Cost

  • No upfront cost
  • Free brochures for your participants
  • Free shipping (orders of 150 items or more)
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Items Bought % Profit Free Shipping
150 plus 50% YES
1 to 149 50% No
Welch’s Fruit Snacks

Welch’s are America’s favorite fruit snacks which make them a fabulous fundraising product.  Fruit is the first ingredient and they are an excellent source of  Vitamins A, C, and E. Welch’s Fruit Snacks are also fat-free, gluten-free, have no preservatives, and come in over 10 varieties. If you are looking for a healthier alternative to chocolate bars or lollipops, consider selling our Welch’s Fruit Snacks Variety Pack.

What You Should Know

You sell each bag of fruit snacks for $1 each. Profits from selling Welch.s Fruit Snacks are determined based on the number of cases you purchase.
The more cases you purchase the lower your cost per case. Take a look at the profit chart below for details.

Profit and Cost

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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
One Dollar Chocolate Candy Bars Fundraiser

The Original One Dollar Chocolate Candy Bars come 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.  For more details, take a look at profit charts for each of the available variety packs:

Profit and Cost

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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
Pizza Fundraising Cards

Wouldn’t you love to take a big slice out of your operating expenses?  Pizza Fundraising Cards can help you do just that. Cards entitle the holder to a free medium one-topping pizza when they purchase a large one topping. Depending on the pizza establishment, a one-topping medium pizza might sell for up to $12, giving the card a $240 Value! Good at thousands of locations, there are sure to be a ht with your supporters. Major chains including  Papa Johns, Pizza Hut, and more participate in this program.

What You Should Know

Pizza Fundraising Cards are one of the most profitable fundraising programs we offer. Your profit is determined by the number of cards you sell. Take a look at the profit chart below to calculate your profit:

Profit and Cost

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# of Cards Cost Per Card FREE Cards Profit
75 min $3 0 $525
100 $3 20 $900
200 $3 50 $1,900
300 $3 75 $2,850
400 $3 100 $3,800
1000 $3 300 $10,000
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