Candy fundraising is one of the easiest options you have as a community fundraiser. It's perfect as a fundraising introduction for your younger members. The profit margins are between 35% and 50%.
Young people are less backward about selling than those of us who are longer in the tooth! Combine this with candy as a fundrasier and you've got a winner on your hands.
It's a good idea to link the profits to something that will directly benefit the young people involved in the fundraiser.
As a sports club we set a certain target, that if reached, will enable them to buy new playing equipment. That's a great motivator.
Stick with the brand names when you're buying the candy as it makes the sales much easier. The good thing about candy is that its got a relatively long lifetime before it passes its best-before date.
Take a look at Fundraising Zone.com, as they have a nice selection of candy and offer many great deals for community organizations.
Fundraising with candy and chocolate has stood the test of time as far as merchandising fundraising goes. There's a good reason for that. It's one of most consistently successful fundraisers.
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