A Hershey fundraiser offers one of the most successful fundraising products in the country, being very popular especially among sports groups, school clubs or other youth groups. Hershey, like the Katydids fundraiser can bring up to 50% profit for your organization if you consider a good plan to maximize your results, since candies in general are small dollar items and need to be

The Hershey fundraising program offers lots of popular chocolate bars and other yummy candy as shown above

The Hershey fundraising program offers lots of popular chocolate bars and other yummy candy as shown above

sold in big quantities.

Related: Lollipop fundraiser

Did you know that Hershey means…

    • Large selection of chocolate and candy available such as Hershey’s Milk Chocolate Bars, Chocolate with Almonds, Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups, Hershey’s S’Mores, Twizzlers and Kit Kat Bars etc.
    • Straight and varied packages of perfect sizes;
    • Perfect for schools, classes, sports team, leagues booster clubs, day care centers, scouts and other civic organizations;
    • 92% of households buy candy;
    • In 2004 more than $70 million fundraised money was collected by selling Hershey products.

Getting your fundraising started

A successful fundraising program is easy when you follow these helpful candy fundraising tips. If you’ve never planned a fundraiser or if you need to improve your next fundraiser, use the following information to plan a profitable and rewarding fundraising program that starts by first asking for Hershey:

    • Establish a fundraising goal and determine how much money you need to raise and what the group’s expenses will be for all programs. Since candies come at a low dollar price, you will need to work with a high number of volunteers;
    • Choose a person responsible with coordinating the whole activity. Consider someone with good organizational, motivational and communication skills;
    • Organize a fundraising committee and select one adult per ten children;
    • Decide what Hershey products are best suited for your organization and plan ahead a selling strategy and location;
    • Promote your fundraising event . Distribute printed flyers around the neighborhood, at grocery stores and malls. Solicit free radio or TV advertising. Print an ad in the community newspaper;
    • Starts selling the candies taking safety rules for children who sell door to door. Respect the following safety tips during your fundraising program:
    1. Use the buddy system – never sell alone.
    2. Never enter someone’s home.
    3. Never carry large amounts of cash.
    4. Collect the money ; determine a deadline to have all the money given to the collecting person;
    5. Evaluate your campaign, what went wrong, unpredictable costs, prizes.

Hershey suppliers

Fundraising.com – featuring Hershey’s, KitKat, Reese’s and Twizzlers. Comes in easy to carry boxes with all your favorites that you can sell at work, sports games, school events or just about anywhere. Get your free information kit. Call toll free 1-866-216-2080.


Chocolate Bar Sales Help Cub Scouts Pack

Our Cub Scouts Pack needed to get together some funds for trips and materials. We have 18 boys in the pack. We decided to sell chocolate bars for $1 a piece, a .50 profit for the pack.

We had 2 employees of the local market in our parent group and asked special permission to sell the bars in the front of the store for a few hours on a Saturday. The store agreed and even made overhead announcements to go over and see our boys, buy a bar and support the pack. This sold several cases of chocolate candy bars!

We also had a parent in charge of a local church’s Bingo night. They were allowed to sell the chocolate to Bingo players and staff, that sold 4 more cases! Our boys made posters for both selling events and sold bars to friends and family (each boy had a box of 40). With our event sales and the boys selling themselves we made about $700, a huge help for the pack!

Lori H.

Chocolate Dog Fundraiser

As all good Moms, I was helping my daughter raise money for her Campfire Girl Troop. Our plan was to sell chocolate bars to fund their summer camp program.

Have you ever been a fund-raising Mom? It’s a lot of work getting the candy and organizing the girls as well as their parents. Nothing worthwhile comes without some work, however, so off we went. After finally distributing the candy to the proper parties involved, we collapsed on the sofa. What a day! And tomorrow is going to be so much better since we will actually be out selling the product! A wonderful lesson in economics for our little darlings!

The following morning we used our sales strategy. We set up a booth outside the grocery store (with mgmt approval of course). It was a cold and rainy day, the girls whined and complained until we said ” OK enough is enough “. Day one completed!

Back home for some hot chocolate! We Moms bought more candy the first day than we actually sold anywhere else.

“Off to bed sweetie, tomorrow is another sales day”.

During the night, our big black dog discovered the cases of candy. We awoke to a big paper mess (he chewed right through the case and the wrappers). We had one big bad sad sick puppy! (in case you didn’t know, chocolate can be deadly to canines) We called the vet and were told to keep an eye on him throughout the day. Needless to say, Mom bought 3 cases of Worlds Finest that day.

The dog did well and survived with just a tummy ache.

“Off to bed sweetie, tomorrow is another sales day”.

During the night, the chocolate dog struck again! We awoke to another big paper mess. How did that dog climb all the way over the top of the counter? He found a way along with another big tummy ache! “Lock that dog in the bedroom and keep an eye on him!” Needless to say, Mom bought 3 cases of Worlds Finest again that day.

The dog did well and survived with just a tummy ache.

“Off to bed sweetie, tomorrow is another sales day”.

During the night, Mom checked on the Chocolate Dog. We locked him away from the chocolate.

Next morning we called together the fund raising committee to announce “I have an idea” Out of that meeting a new marketing plan was born. We created a Moms cookbook with recipes containing…chocolate!

“Off to bed sweetie, tomorrow we will print cookbooks!”

St. Petersburg, FL

A Rainy Day Selling Chocolate

I attended a Catholic school in Baton Rouge, LA as a child, and every year we sold chocolate bars to help raise money for our school’s needs, as a private school does not receive any funding other than what it can raise through tuition and fundraisers.

I remember one year, near the end of the week of selling, I hadn’t done too much in the way of selling chocolate. In fact, I had eaten more than I had sold and it was all coming out of my allowance which was dwindling fast!

So I opted to take my sister’s kick scooter around the neighborhood, with the box hanging from my handlebars, and go door to door and try and sell them all, lest I eat them myself. As lucky would have it though, it rained that afternoon, and it was the last afternoon I had to sell. Let this be a moral against procrastination!

Still, I was determined to go, and go I did.

As soon as the rain broke, I headed out, splashing through puddles, dodging last minute sprinkles under carports and front porches, going door to door, trying to get rid of all the candy. Oddly, I noticed that everyone seemed willing to buy that day!

I have never had so much success going door to door.

It was years later that I realized my neighbors must have taken pity on me, for surely I was a sorry sight, damp with the rain and heat humidity, pitifully asking if they wanted to buy some chocolate, and obviously shy.

I didn’t go home until I had emptied the box, and that was the year I raised the most selling chocolate for my school. (Sorry I don’t remember how much, but it was a lot)

The moral of the story? Try pitiful and cute. It works.

Baton Rouge, LA