Why are chocolate candy fundraisers so powerful?
Candy bar fundraisers are always popular and help raise a lot of money because candy is so well-liked.
As humans, we’re wired to like things that are sweet because sugar fuels our brains.
Despite our dentist’s warnings, everyone wants it. And everyone eats it. Some people can’t get enough. Sweet tooths (teeth?) abound. Diabetics and weight watchers can partake of the sugarless varieties.
Candy fundraisers for schools are often annual events, but even small groups do well with this kind of activity because you don’t need many volunteers to sell candy bars for fundraisers successfully.
Candy fundraisers for individuals?
Candy has high profit margins and is fairly cheap for you and your customers, which is one reason why these fundraisers work so well for fundraising groups of any size – even for individuals.
Most of us have purchased over-priced products from fundraisers, but we don’t mind paying a little extra for candy if we’re only spending a buck or two and especially if we know that we’re helping a worthy cause. And candy works well for all types of fundraising groups, in both affluent and less affluent communities.
Kids and candy bar fundraisers for schools
Kids are great salespeople for fundraising products in general, but perhaps more so with candy, which is probably why school candy fundraisers occur every year.
As long as an adult accompanies them, kids can sell door-to-door to the neighbors, or they can get on the phone to their relatives and friends. Parents can help by selling to their coworkers.
But don’t stop there. To make the best of your money raising efforts, talk to local businesses, call out-of-state relatives, ask a local grocery store to set up a booth, and search for buyers everywhere you can. Potential customers are plentiful.
Candy fundraisers for churches too
Try to get as many volunteers as possible too. Obviously, the more volunteers you have soliciting donations and sales, the more money your group will raise, which is why this fundraiser is ideal for both churches and schools, given the large pool of potential supporters.
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What others say…
Raising Money with Band Candy
Several years back my daughter took part in a candy fundraiser for her middle school band. They were already working hard to raise money for their annual band field trip, when the teacher issued a challenge to see who could raise the most. My daughter made the usual rounds to the local stores, factories, and warehouses. Then she took her fundraiser on the road to a major flea market/swap meet which happens every month.
She set up a booth and even managed to bribe her younger brother to help wave hand painted signs. The public response was wonderful! When the event was coming to a close (and she was down to only one more box)she took the rest of the candy around to the vendors who bought every one she had left! After all her time and effort, she raised $218.00 for her band… and a dinner at her favorite restaurant from her very proud parents!
Candy bars are an easy sell!
My 15 year old son attends a small Charter school. They needed an easy fund raiser and my husband suggested something simple like $1 candy bars after previous fundraiser items that were hard to sell. The kids were raising money for some expensive upcoming field trips.
The school contacted Fundraising.com for the candy. They profit is 40 – 50% per candy bar sold. We found it is much easier to sell some one 5 – $1 candy bars than a $5 box of candy. Everyone loves candy bars! Besides who can say no to spending only a dollar???
The kids knew these field trips were expensive and they all had a goal of how much candy they needed to sell to have part of the trips paid for.
The kids got permission to set up tables to sell the candy bars outside of local grocery stores and shopping centers.
The kids took the candy with them everywhere! They took it to schools sporting events , church and the youth recreation center. We also actually had great success setting up boxes for sale in local businesses and a few factory break rooms. People on a break love a treat!
The candy was a really easy fundraiser for the kids and the parents. The 30 kids raised $1800! Pretty great!!!!!
Building Sweet Futures
About twelve years ago when I was eight years old, I had a major goal set for myself: to sell enough candy bars to pay for my trip to Florida to compete in a Nationals tumbling competition. I distinctly remember standing outside of stores for hours on end trying to snag each exiting customer and talk them into buying my candy bars.
With the help of my mom and dedicating more than a couple months to selling our sweets, I finally raised enough money and reached my goal. I was going to Florida!! I do not know for sure how much I ended up raising, but due to the support of my family, friends, and complete strangers, I was able to fly to Florida and compete at the National competition.
Twelve years later, I once again find myself selling candy. The only difference is that this time I am not raising money for myself, but to fund the Childreach International USA project of building schools in Tanzania, Africa. As a Futurebuilder, my task is to raise money to send over to Africa. This money hires workers to build schools and efficient plumbing systems, which in turn will promote the idea of sustainability and working toward the goal of sustainable growth.
I will embark on a journey much farther away than Florida, and I will have the opportunity to help work on these new schools that were built from my and other team members’ fundraising efforts. We will build desks and chalkboards and also create a schoolroom setting.
While I personally am very excited for this journey to begin, I cannot even imagine how much more exciting it will be for the children who will have a place to attend school.
Through my previous fundraising experiences, I recall a few key ingredients to a successful sale. One should never expect anyone to buy the items being sold nor expect donations. Money is something that everyone values, and it is not an easy task to convince people to give some of theirs up for you. The best way to promote your fundraiser is to be enthusiastic about your cause and why it is important for you to raise money toward that cause.
Keeping my past in mind as well as the tips I have created for both myself and others, I hope to accomplish my highest goal I have ever set for myself. With a current goal of over $5,000, I know that no goal is ever too high, and that any dream can become a reality.