Using candles for your fundraiser is a great idea. What better way to raise money for your school, scouting program, sports team or any other organization than to have a soy candle fundraiser?
Candle fundraising can be a perennial and very effective fundraiser. Over 90% of women purchase at least one candle a year so purchasing a candle from your organization is no big deal. Candles are not expensive, they smell good, look good and they help add beauty and a pleasant aroma to your home. Many times you can even put a custom label on the candle with your organizations logo.
You can even take your fundraiser one step further by using candles that are good for the environment know as green candles or eco-friendly candles. Soy candles fit this description perfectly since they are made of natural soybean wax. You will also want a good range of fragrances and sizes, which will also have different price points.
Since there are mainly 2 types of candle people, those that like floral fragranced candles and those that like food fragrances, we recommend that you have about 5 to 10 fragrances some floral fragrances and some food fragrances. We also recommend that you offer 3 container sizes with three price points so that you can fall into everyones budget.
There are many places where you can purchase soy candles for your fundraisers from but be sure that they are 100% soy, many companies advertise as soy candles but only have a small amount of soy in their candles. 100% soy candles need to be burned in a container. This is because of the low melting temperature of soy wax, around 120 degrees. Many companies will sell a soy blend which has other ingredients so that they can sell for a cheaper price or make pillar candles.
Many companies will give you 50% off of their retail prices so that you can make 50% of the purchase price for your organization. You might find that you can even mark up the price by $1 or 2 and make even more for your organization.
So give soy candle fundraising a try for your organization, you will be helping the environment, you will be selling a product that people buy all the time anyway and your kids will be excited when they see how easy that they are to sell.
Many organizations are often surprised at just how much money that they raise with a soy candle fundraiser.