Doing a lollipop fundraiser is a fun way for school clubs and other small groups to raise funds. The approach is very similar to other types of fundraising candy, but with a product with lower price point and widespread appeal.
Everyone loves a lollipop, so you can target sales to adults and teens as well as younger children. Most brands retail for $0.50 each and cost roughly half that amount when purchased by the case.
To raise a lot of money, you’ll need volume sales and that’s where today’s eye-catching designs and mouthwatering flavors come in.
Lollipop flavors and shapes
Fundraising lollipops are available in a wide range of flavors and shapes. Popular favorites include root beer, watermelon, strawberry kiwi, cherry cola, tangerine, chocolate, and green apple.
In addition to dozens of wild flavors, lollipops are also available in a wide array of shapes. New designs include a treble clef (musical note), heart, star, pumpkin, bunny, or bear shapes.
For Valentine’s Day, there are lip-shaped lollipops in both sweet and sour flavors. These are available in solid colors like pink and red or you can get swirl or rainbow designs that add a little extra pizzazz.
There are also sport designs such as football, baseball, soccer, and basketball. These are great for sports teams to sell or to be sold at related sporting events and games.
With candy sales, it’s all about location sales. Setup a sales table in high-traffic areas and have your selections out on display. Use signs and posters explaining your fundraiser and giving prices.
Having an attention grabbing slogan helps. For Valentines Day, try something like “Kiss our Lips” to promote your lip-shaped suckers. For a medical cause fundraiser, try “Help Us Lick Cancer” or something similar.
The whole idea is to be a little outrageous and put approaching people in the mood to stop and buy, instead of walk on by.
You can also get permission from retail locations to sell outside grocery stores, drug stores, and other mass merchants. That way your fundraising reaches well beyond the usual suspects of students, family, and friends.
Gourmet lollipops are a popular fundraising candy that come in a wide variety of shapes and flavors. With sports themed designs as well as special holiday shapes, you can really target your audience with these irresistible goodies.
Focus your efforts on high-traffic locations and spice up your sales table with fun signs and slogans. Clearly explain why you’re raising funds and create an attractive display to show off your merchandise.
One final note of caution: These offerings are so mouthwatering that you’ll have to avoid the temptation to eat up all the profits from your lollipop fundraiser!
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