Raising Funding for a Daycare

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When you are raising funding for daycare, there are many challenges involved, but there are also many rewards. If you are organizing the fundraiser, it is up to you to understand and take into account all the complexities of the undertaking, but luckily raising funding for daycare is not as complicated as it may seem on the surface.

The hardest part of raising funding for daycare is that some people may not understand what the point is. After all, the parents pay for daycare out of their pockets, right? Well, yes, and that’s exactly the point. With tuition fees already coming from the parents, it can be difficult for them to come up with the extra money that is needed to maintain and pay for the extra things that pop up at the daycare. Toys and equipment can break, things need replacing… there’s a lot more involved with raising funding for daycare than people realize.

There’s also the issue that for many parents and kids, raising funding for their daycare may be the first experience they’ve ever had with fundraising. This should actually be seen as a good thing because it means the opportunity is there for parents and kids to get involved with the daycare together, and raising funding for daycare is good preparation for all the other fundraising events that the child is certain to encounter throughout the school years and even into college.

Raising funding for a daycare can be a challenge, no doubt, but it can also be a very rewarding and enjoyable venture. It’s a chance for children to start to understand the value of money, and raising funding for their daycare can really show them how communities work together toward a common goal. These are all great reasons to get excited if you’re raising funding for daycare, so relax and enjoy the fact that your fundraising efforts are rewarding and worthwhile.

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%
Peanut FREE $1 Chocolate Bars

Original One Dollar Bars are PEANUT FREE and the largest fundraiser candy bars. Besides being the largest candy bar the One Dollar Bars are only sold through fundraising and are not sold in discount retail stores or vending machines at discounted prices. With only a one case minimum, this chocolate fundraising product is perfect for small groups.

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

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Cases Bought % Profit Cost Per Case
49 or more 60% $119.00
25 -49 55% $132.00
10 – 24 53% $136.80
1 – 9 50% $144.00
Yummy Lix Round Lollipops Fundraising

Yummy Lix Round Lollipops are our #1 selling lollipop. They come in an assortment of all your favorite flavors. Yummy Lix Round Lollipops are packaged in cases of 640 pops. Inside the case are 8 packages. Each package contains  80 lollipops. You will make 50% profit selling just one case. Shipping is free!

What You Should Know

Yummy Lix Round  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 $160.00 50%
Flower Bulb Fundraising

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 for free shipping.

Profit and Cost

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Items Bought % Profit Free Shipping
150 plus 50% YES
1 to 149 50% No
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%
Magic Melts Wickless Candle

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.

Each melt sells for only $5 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
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