Writing a Mission Trip Fundraising Letter

If you are attempting to get some extra money together for your missionaries, there are lots of different ways you could go about it. Having an event at the church is one idea, and this can work well if you can count on decent attendance.

There are also classic fundraisers like candy bars and cookie dough fundraisers, where you send your missionaries out into the community to raise money. But if you need more significant help and prefer to approach people on a personal level, writing a mission trip fundraising letter can be a more appropriate way to go.

When writing a mission trip fundraising letter, be aware that this is going to take a significant amount of time and effort. After all, you only get one shot, so you want to make sure you send out the best possible message you can, so that you appeal to the greatest amount of people possible, and get a positive response in as many cases as you can.

Remember that you are asking people to give their money to the mission trip, so you need to phrase that in a way that makes them see the benefits. The first thing you want to do is thank your supporters for their past help because most people who contribute to any cause do like to have that simple recognition. Don’t take too much time getting to the point – you don’t want your mission trip fundraiser letter to go on forever and bore people to death. State what you’re doing, why you’re doing it, and how much is needed in total.

Let your supporters know that any help they can give would be appreciated, but don’t come across as begging. Most of all, make your mission trip fundraising letter easy for your supporters to respond to – include an addressed, stamped envelope where they can simply enclose a check and send it in.

Wrestling scratch card

Wrestling fundraising is quite often reflective of its sport and more of an individual project. But scratch card fundraising is a terrific way for either teams or individual wrestlers to meet their financial needs.  Each scratch card raises $100 and can be imprinted with up to three lines of custom text to customize your card.

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%
Fraternity and sorority scratch card

If you are searching for simple fraternity or sorority fundraising ideas, scratch card fundraisers are it! They are a great way to raise a lot of money very quickly. We can even work with your group to design a custom coupon sheet with merchants surrounding your school to make the program directly targeted to your supporters.

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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  • Free shipping
  • Start in under a minute
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%
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%
$10 Popcorn Fundraiser

Blow the lid off your fundraising efforts with our $10  Popcorn Fundraiser. Offer your supporters gourmet bags of popcorn that come in eight scrumptious flavors.  This popcorn is gluten-free, MSG-free, and made with Non-GMO corn. Your group will make a 40% profit and can even qualify for free shipping.

What You Should Know

There is no money upfront required to start this popcorn fundraiser. We provide free brochures, order forms, and cash collection envelopes. You pay us after you sell the popcorn. This way you can use the money you collect to pay for your order.

When you place your order, Easy Fundraising Ideas will calculate the cost of your order based on the profit percentage you earned. You will pay us that amount of money and keep your profit.

Profit and Cost

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  • Free brochures for your participants
  • Free shipping (orders of 150 items or more)
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Items Bought % Profit Free Shipping
150 plus 40% YES
1 to 149 40% No

Trail Mix Show Profit

Trail Mix Fundraiser

Our Trail mix fundraiser mixes a great variety of healthy products that still fill that craving for something sweet or salty. Choose from the Natural Snacks to Roasted Cashews and Hokey Pokey. Everyone can find a snack they will enjoy munching on. We provide free brochures so this fundraiser is free to start. Guaranteed profit of 50%.

What You Should Know

Trail Mix Fundraisers are like fundraising flower bulbs. 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 trail mix as larger groups. Each bag of trail mix sells for only $9. If you sell less than 150 bags of trail mix, though, there is a $65 shipping fee which will affect your total profit. Orders of 150 or more trail mix orders 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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