Staying Positive about Elementary School Fundraising

In years past, elementary school fundraising was something that was done as an extra activity, since fundraisers were just there to give the school some extra help with income. But these days, with things being the way they are with school funding, many schools are relying more heavily on elementary school fundraising for basic needs like equipment, books, and supplies. Elementary school fundraising can be beneficial no matter how much money your school needs or what they need it for, and with your help, your elementary school can look forward to a much brighter future.

This may seem like a lot to carry on your shoulders if you are organizing your elementary school fundraising effort this year. With so much pressure on you to get it right, you may find it difficult to face this challenge in a positive way. After all, the bottom line is that elementary school fundraising is there to bring in the cash, and that has to be the number one priority, to get the money rolling in. It’s enough to leave you anxious and stressed out, and maybe even feeling negative about just how much impact you can possibly make with your elementary school fundraising activity.

However, your elementary school fundraising can actually make a huge difference in the future of the school, and it’s time to start thinking about it in more positive ways because with your effort, everyone’s load will be lightened and you will have made a direct impact in the education of the children in your community. Remember, from the very moment that you take on the responsibility for this job, you are moving in a positive direction toward helping the school solve its financial problems. That’s something to feel good about, and with the right elementary school fundraising idea on your side and a team of enthusiastic people, you can turn this anxious situation into a triumph the school will remember for many years.

Band scratch cards

Band scratch card fundraisers offer a simple, easy to handle fundraising option that is perfect for bands. Most school bands depend on band fundraising for their very existence. Band scratch cards let each member keep in step with your money raising goals.

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%
Coffee backpacks fundraiser

Be your own barista with a coffee backpack fundraiser. Instead of pre selling coffee, order backpacks filled with 52 packets of assorted flavored coffee. It’s a double shot of goodness because sellers keep the backpacks as prizes. Sell each coffee packet, which makes a full pot of coffee, for $1 each. You can purchase as little as one case, containing 9 backpacks.

What You Should Know

Coffee fundraising profits are determined based on the number of cases of coffee that you sell. The more cases you purchase the lower your cost per case. Take a look at the profit chart below for more details:

Profit and Cost

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Cases Bought % Profit Cost Per Case
10 or more 48% $245.00
5 – 9 41% $279.00
2 – 4 36% $300.00
1 31% $325.00

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
Heritage Fundraising Candles

Our $12 Heritage Fundraising Candles are the most affordable 55 hour burn time candle in the fundraising industry. Designed specifically to be sold as fundraising candles, these are some of the finest candles available today. They are hand-poured, highly fragrant, long burning, and affordably priced. Choose from 6 wonderful scents.

The 8oz Heritage Fundraising Candles offering is our newest no upfront cost fundraising option. With an attractive $12 price point, this product has broad appeal. Perfect for your friends and family to use themselves or to give as gifts,  the highly fragrant, long-lasting Heritage Candles are a fantastic candle fundraising option. Plus,  your groups can sell this product year after year!

What You Should Know

8oz Heritage Candle fundraiser is pre-sell or brochure sales. That means you sell the candles using free brochures and order forms we provide. We suggest a two-week selling period. At the end of your event,  tally together all the order forms and money, then place your order online or call us with your candle order. There is no minimum to order; however, there will be a $65 shipping fee for orders under 150 candles. Call us toll-free (866) 874-8383 if you have any questions.

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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