Church, Sunday School, Youth Group Fundraising Ideas

5 Favorite Fundraising Ideas for Church, Sunday School, Youth Groups

5 Favorite Fundraising Ideas for Church, Sunday School, and Youth Groups

Churches usually choose to raise funds by having suppers and other community type projects. However, within the church are Sunday School classes, youth groups, prayer groups, and women’s clubs. These individual groups usually raise funds on their own for specific projects. For example, a youth group will have a car wash and the women’s Sunday School Class or Prayer Group might put together a cookbook or sell candles or candy. However, there are a few products that are favorites for church related fundraising, and we have suggested them below. Maybe one of these ideas will be perfect for your church.

We recommend these ideas for Church, Sunday School, and Youth Group fundraising.

1. Katydids Candy

Katydids candy has been one of the most popular fundraising products for churches, Sunday School classes, and church groups for years! This yummy candy is an easy sell. Members can make sales individually, and you can offer it at church functions and events. Katydids candy is often used as a church wide fundraiser. When people know you have it, they will come to you to buy more! You can keep boxes on hand, or use the order-taker brochure.

2. Cookbooks

Cookbooks are a popular fundraising idea for churches, women’s Sunday School class, or church group. This is not the easiest of fundraisers, as it requires a lot of work getting the recipes together and then put into a book format. However, it’s very rewarding and will make profits for years to come.

You can find publishers that will do the final cookbook for you, or you could publish it on Amazon. This is relatively easy for anyone to do. You can sign up at Kindle Direct Publishing and use their step-by-step directions. You can publish it as a print or ebook, or both. It will be print by demand, so no need to print a lot of copies that you have to pay for up front. Also, being in Amazon, it will make it easier for members to order, plus sales from being in Amazon, which is a huge marketplace.

3. Candles

Candles are another great option for a church wide fundraiser, or any class or group within the church. The Earth candles we offer are high quality, Made in USA, with a variety of scent choices. These will earn 50% profit! You can choose to order cases of Canning Jar or Hourglass Candles or use the order-taker brochures.

4. Discount Cards

Discount Cards are a great idea for smaller church groups, such as a youth group. There’s a wide selection of discount card choices. One of my favorites is the Restaurant Cards or Dinner & Movie Card. Many church members go out to eat lunch or dinner after the service, so this would be a great product to sell. Plus, they’re easy to do, some can even be done completely online.

5. Scratchcards

Scratchcards earn the most profit (up to 90%) and are very easy to do. There are cards designed for churches and they can also be personalized with the church or group name. Some churches may not like scratchcards because they see it as a lottery scratch, but it is not that at all. It’s only a fun way to give money to a great cause. These would be a great idea for the Youth Group or for the entire church.


Church Fundraising Ideas

Church, Sunday School, Youth Group Fundraising

We hope these suggestions give you new fundraising ideas for your Church, Sunday School, or Youth Group.

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