December Fundraising Ideas
December Fundraising Ideas
December is a great time for fundraising. It’s a holiday month and everyone is feeling generous! We recommend that you choose one fundraising event to promote this month and/or have a raffle. Your choice will depend on what suits your particular group. You’ll need to choose products that can be purchased and sold before Christmas. That lets out any order-taker type fundraiser, but you may be able to directly order products and have them delivered if you order in early December. If you are already in mid-December, you could go with a bake sale or making your own gift baskets to raffle. This article will give you a few ideas that should work for any school, sports team, club, or church.
8 Fundraising Ideas
- Holiday Lollipops
- Holiday Smencils
- Katydids Candy
- Giant Stocking Raffle
- Gift Basket Raffle
- Christmas Store
- Bake Sale
1. Holiday Lollipops
Holiday Lollipops are a sweet idea for a December fundraiser. These are perfect for school clubs or small groups. Sell during school or at holiday events. Order these early to have plenty of time for sales. You can easily order online or phone in your order (1-866-826-0944). Lollipops sell for only 50 cents each and earn a 50% profit. Shipping is free.
2. Holiday Smencils (Scented Pencils)
Holiday Smencils (scented pencils) are a fun fundraiser for December. There are five different scents and toppers, including a snow yetti, snowman, Santa, cool penguin, and reindeer. Smencils sell for only $1 each and earn a 40% profit. Free shipping, too! You can order online or phone in your order (1-866-826-0944) to make fundraising easier.
3. Katydids Candy Tins
Katydids Candy is a favorite fundraising product and will make great gifts, so will do very well for a December fundraiser. But, you will need to get your order in early to have them on hand. Sell these at school or set up a table at a local store (with permission). You are sure to sell lots of this yummy candy. You can order online or phone in your order (1-866-826-0944). Each 8 ounce Katydid tin sells for $15.00 each and earns 40% profit. Shipping is free with an order of ten or more cases. There are twelve tins per case. You can also do this as an order-taker fundraiser if you start early enough.
A Candle fundraiser is always a good idea for December. Candles make great gifts and everyone is looking for gifts during this month. The candles we offer are by Heritage Candles and are long burning and highly fragrant.
The Canning Jar candles sell for $14.00 each and earn 50% profit. There is a gift box included!
The Hourglass Tumbler candles sell for $16.00 each and earn a 50% profit. These also include a gift box.
You order these candles online for your convenience or phone 1-866-826-0944 to order.
5. Giant Stocking Raffle
This Giant Christmas Stocking Raffle Kit is an easy idea for your December fundraiser. This is sold on Amazon and comes complete with entry blanks, entry box, and a promotional sign. Set this up in a local store or at your school or church.
Note: As an Amazon affiliate, I will make a commission from sales coming from this website.
6. Gift Basket Raffle
The Godiva Chocolate Holiday 2019 Gift Basket (shown above) is perfect for a December gift basket raffle fundraiser. Who could resist it? You can order gift baskets from Amazon.com or make your own. Amazon has a wide assortment of styles and prices. Also, Pinterest has lots of raffle gift basket ideas if you want to make your own. Making your own is helpful if you are doing a “last minute” fundraiser.
7. Christmas Store
December is the perfect time to have a Christmas Store fundraiser. Everyone is looking for gift ideas. Include crafts, small gifts to use as stocking stuffers, and baked goods. You could include some of the other ideas mentioned in this article, for example the lollipops, Smencils, and candles. You could even include a raffle. This is a great idea for a school club or Sunday School class.
8. Bake Sale
December is the PERFECT time for a BAKE SALE! It is probably the most used December fundraising idea. Everyone is looking for baked goods to share during the holidays. Be sure to include decorated sugar cookies and cupcakes.
December is a Great Month for Fundraising!
Get started with your December fundraising early. It’s your last chance to earn extra funds this year. Best wishes for a successful campaign. Happy Holidays!