Candy Bar Fundraising Ideas

Everyone loves candy! Selling candy as a fundraiser at Christmas is ideal, as it makes ideal gifts for friends, family and loved ones.

Although this is an ideal way of raising extra money just before Christmas, it’s a great idea at any time of the year too.

In fact, some people have said that this is so easy as “the items sell themselves” – who doesn’t love chocolate of some kind?

What can make this easier than other fundraiser ideas, is that you’re selling favorite brands that people like and are familiar with.

Candy Bar Fundraising for Everyone

You can either sell door-to-door, through catalogues or set up a small shop that operates at set times.

If you are asking children or young people to be involved in selling, do make sure that they only sell to family and neighbours, they shouldn’t go knocking at doors without adult supervision.

Of course, it’s also easy to arrange prizes for those who raise the most money – they could even choose their prize.

Selling during midterms and finals can also be lucrative, as can adding dark chocolate to your ranges, for those who prefer a healthier option.

How much can we make? The amount of money that you make will depend on several different things:

  • how many people will be selling candy
  • how much each person sells
  • the level of profit offered by the company
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For example, one alumnae association did a candy fundraiser with See’s Candies and with only a few people participating (less than 10) sold $1800 worth of candy, taking home $900 in profit.

Candy Bar Fundraising More money making tips

Some great ideas for fund raisers are selling popular brands such as Hershey (kisses are particularly popular around Valentines Day), M&M’s and lollipops. If you’re selling something new, it’s wise to have a few tasters or samples, so people can see or taste what they are buying.

Chocolate fundraisers are a great way for you to raise money for your non-profit organization. Often deliveries are free and are shipped to you from a local service company.

Lollipops- choose from themed ideas such as football pops, holiday, baseball, basketball, Easter, hearts/love (perfect for Valentines Day), July 4th & musical lollipops. There’s something to suit just about every event.

Hershey’s chocolate fundraisersfrom offers profits up to 50% for school & band fundraisers, sports leagues, church youth groups and many other non-profit clubs. Their selections include best selling chocolates and candies that everyone will love.

Custom Chocolate Bars for Successful Fundraising

If you’re a large organization, you may wish to consider having personalized printed wrappers to customise your candy bars.

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