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Cold Weather Fundraising

Burrrrr, it is getting cold outside! Gone are the summer months of fundraising outdoors at little league games, school events and otherwise warm activities. With winter temperatures fast approaching (if not already in your area), some of your fundraising strategies may need adjusting.

With more activities moving indoors, and holiday events approaching, using these as a launch point for your fundraiser will ensure you have access to a steady stream of customers. Schools, churches and other community halls often host craft fairs in November and December. Contacting event coordinators to see if you can setup a table near the entrance is a great way to gain lots of potential customers.

These same organizations may also be hosting holiday movie nights or recitals. Tables in the front or lobby area with chocolate bars, lollipops or cases like our Candy Variety #1 offer great snack options with minimal packaging disturbance if patrons can eat during the shows. If the food is not allowed during the movie/play/recital/or such, see if you are still able to set up prior to the show. You could also set up during intermission as a break time treat. You can also use product fundraisers as a break from traditional candy fundraising. Items like our Donation Dots® are quick and simple, requiring people only to donate. While other fundraisers like our key chains and flashlights offer great small gifts or stocking stuffers.

If you have access to the facilities to host your own event, such as a trivia night, then the sky is the limit to what you can do. While planning is key in any event, starting early and getting the word out to attract patrons is crucial. Have your group or students make flyers and posters to hang up at local businesses and high foot traffic areas.

The more frigid temps are also a sign of winter break approaching. If you are still looking to meet an end of year goal, there is still plenty of time left. Most orders ship from our warehouse fast and get to you quickly so you can start selling and bring in that profit.