A candle fundraiser is a great idea! Everyone loves the smell of candles which makes them easy to sell and easy to raise funds.
This tends to be a one-off fundraiser event and is an ideal fund raising event to run just before Christmas, when people are already looking for thoughtful gifts for their friends and family.
It can also be successful on a small-scale run just before Valentines Day, you might like to consider running a simple event a few weeks before Valentine’s day – as people prepare for the romantic, candlelit meal for two!
Whether you opt for handing out catalogues to local homes, holding parties in homes, having a stall at the Christmas fair, this can be a profitable way of making money. You can choose to pre-sell items through catalogues or sell direct.
Setting some target dates for people to return catalogues can be helpful in making the job of collating orders easier – ensuring that they’re all in ready in plenty of time for Christmas.
You’ll find that the following companies will be experienced in helping you with setting up and running this kind of fundraiser.
While earning good profit per candle, these fundraising candles can enable you to raise large sums with just a few participants.
Love that smell candles
For an easy to run fundraiser, information on how to start, ideas of how much money you could raise, and personal testimonies on earning money with candles, visit their site.
They offer lovely scented candles with a long burn which will have people coming back for more, giving you the possibility of making further sales during the year.
You might also know of other companies in your local area – why not get in touch and see what sort of profit share they can offer you, as well as the range, prices and designs of candle that they sell.
Who Would Candle Fundraising Help?
Candle fund raising can work for groups such as schools, churches, non-profit groups, walk and relay teams, cheerleaders, sports teams, medical funds, adoption programs, military support groups, college groups, missionaries, pastors, teachers, dance teams, class trip groups, fire-fighters, volunteers, day care centers, pre-schools and child care centers, youth groups, children’s church, ladies ministries, fellowships, school clubs, gospel bands, athletic leagues, animal shelters and other non-profit groups—just to name a few!
That’s pretty much everyone who already has a built-in team that can help you get raising that much-needed money!
Go Natural with Soy Candle Fundraising or Flameless Solutions
For something different, soy candles offer clean burning and long lasting solutions,
It’s a Soy – with the tag line “making dollars from scents” this company is at the forefront of the innovative natural soy candels.
Or, if you prefer flameless candle fundraisers, try:-
Good Stinks – who offer flameless melts, electric pillar candles, candle jar warmers and wickless products
Whatever you choose, remember to set achievable targets for individuals. For example, asking everyone to report back within two to three weeks, with a target of 10-20 candles could be a baseline.
Depending on your profit level, this could give an income of $60-240 per person – giving an income of $600-$2400 for a group of 10, more for larger groups.
With $1000 or $2000 being sufficient for most projects, this could make a real dent into your fundraising target – or help achieve it all in less than a month.
If you feel that this is something that your organization could run on an annual basis, you’ll probably want to get involved with a company that offers regular support and training. For more information and ideas, check out Candle Box’s article on running your own home candle business for inspiration.