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Why a Lollipop Fundraiser Makes Good Sense for Schools

By Clay Boggess on Apr 8, 2014
Why a Lollipop Fundraiser Makes Good Sense for Schools

Why lollipop sales are suitable for school groups.

School fundraising companies introduce new products to sell daily. Many of these items sound intriguing on paper, and since many groups are looking for new ideas, they're almost guaranteed to get put to the test.

Unfortunately, as quickly as these products come, they also go. For whatever reason, they don't sustain the test of time. But one product that's been proven over the years to be a reliable fundraiser is lollipops. It's no wonder many groups return to lollipop fundraisers even when so many other options are available. The reasons seem obvious:

Everyone Identifies with Lollipops

Lollipops are the perfect money maker. It would be hard to find anyone who couldn't identify with them. People, both young and old, love them. Anyone can afford them because they're cheap and come in various flavors.

Sweet but with Fewer Calories

Many feel they can get something sweet but with fewer calories than you'll find in a candy bar fundraiser. A medium-sized lollipop has about 80 calories and 0.04 grams of fat. Compared to a candy bar, which has 200 calories and 9 grams of fat, lollipops are the preferred option for many people.

Lollipops Generate a High Fundraiser Profit

Many products offer less than 50% profit. It's had to find lollipops that don't generate 50% profit or more. Even though groups need to sell more to generate the same income as with some other products, they are still a good investment because they sell quickly.

Limitless Buyer Selection

Students who sell lollipops aren't limited to what they can offer people. Lollipops come in vast shapes, sizes, themes, and flavors. Most buyers find what they're looking for.

Many groups still sell lollipops because they generate a fast and easy profit. And that's what makes them so appealing.

Try a lollipop fundraiser.

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Author Bio Clay Boggess, Author

Clay Boggess has been designing fundraising programs for schools and various nonprofit organizations throughout the US since 1999. He’s helped administrators, teachers, and outside support entities such as PTAs and PTOs raise millions of dollars. Clay is an owner and partner at Big Fundraising Ideas.

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