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SBO details some of the hottest fundraising opportunities for 2017/2018, to help your music program raise the money it needs for uniforms, equipment, band travel, and more!

World’s Finest® Chocolate

Family-owned and based in Chicago since 1939, World’s Finest® Chocolate is one of nine American companies that manufactures chocolate directly from the bean. Their concept of Product Fundraising was invented in 1949 by founder Ed Opler Sr. to help support the financial needs of schools, churches, athletic groups, and charitable community service organizations. The company offers a variety of ways that you can tailor a campaign to fit your specific needs. World’s Finest® Chocolate offers $1, $2, and higher priced fundraising programs to allow you to find the best fit for your organization and community. Even if you are working with dietary restrictions like gluten-free or peanut- free, there’s a chocolate treat for everyone to enjoy. To appeal to the particular tastes of your supporters, you can even create your own $1 or $2 variety packs, where you can choose your own mix of flavors within the box. In addition, you can even personalize the fundraiser with your group’s name, photo, logo, and fundraising message, free of charge.

fundraising.worldsfinestchocolate.com

 

Signature Chocolates

Signature Chocolates is one of the largest fundraising companies in the United States. Signature Fundraising brand has developed a strong reputation. With over 30 Signature Chocolates, they were established in 1999. They use quality ingredients and their candy bar line is both Certified Peanut Free and gluten free. They have representatives and distribution centers nationwide for quick service to your group. Signature Chocolates offers customers high-quality products, manufactured in a safe production environment, SQF certified, at the best cost possible. They offer $1 and $2 Gourmet Chocolate Bars boxes, as well as, a Variety Pack mixed dollar box.

signaturechocolates.com

 

Rada Cutlery Fundraising

Your band or orchestra works directly with the manufacturer to make a 40% profit selling Rada’s 100% Made in the USA kitchen products. Your program’s supporters can choose from a wide assortment of kitchen knives, utensils, and gift sets (quick mixes, cookbooks, and stoneware too)! The big selection ensures that everyone will find something they are glad to buy to help your fundraiser.

radacutlery.com/fundraising

 

 

Fun Pasta Fundraising

Fun Pasta Fundraising allows groups to earn 40-50% profit with no hidden or upfront costs. Fun Pasta offers a selection of healthy pasta in all kinds of “fun shapes” like musical notes, sports, holidays, cats & dogs, and over 50 collegiate logos. It’s easy to sell because everyone loves pasta! Their new 2015 Fall brochure has over 100 items, including gourmet pasta, gift sets, and quick mix cookies, all made right here in the USA. Your group will sell Fun Pasta two ways: using a colorful brochure for local sales and also an online link with your group’s personalized web page. Your online web page is shared through Facebook, Email, Twitter, etc. Out of town friends and families can order online and receive their order directly from our plant — but your group gets the credit!

funpastafundraising.com

 

Flower Power Fundraising

Flower Power Fundraising offers a natural alternative to fundraising by offering a “green” option as opposed to traditional fundraising. They have both face-to-face catalog and online fundraising programs, whether you’re going door-to-door, looking for a quick online-only fundraiser, or something in between. Their programs feature 50% profit, shipments directly to your customers, and a 100% money- back guarantee. For best results, Flower Power recommends a combination of both the face-to-face catalog and online programs together. Results have shown a 60% increase in sales when running both programs concurrently. The Fall product line-up includes Fireworks Alliums, Pink Buttercups and many others that will surely excite your customers! The deadline to order Information Kits for Fall 2016 is September 15th. The deadline to order Sale Supplies for Fall 2016 is September 30th. Any one ordering Information Kits or Sale Supplies after this date will be sent the Spring 2017 information once it becomes available.

Flowerpowerfundraising.com

 

Dutch Mills Bulbs

For almost 60 years Dutch Mill Bulbs has helped thousands of groups “green-up” their treasuries offering earth-friendly, guaranteed-to-bloom flower bulbs and plants. They’re the company that introduced flower bulb fundraising way back in 1960. Often groups find themselves in a fundraising rut selling traditional products like candy, food items, magazines, year after year. People love flowers! Groups and their supporters have embraced Dutch Mill Bulbs’ fall and spring flower bulb fundraising programs. They offer both brochure and online selling programs. The brochure sale is great for soliciting family and friends within the community. The online sale enables out of town friends and relatives to make purchases that ship to them directly. Both offer earnings of 50% profit on every package of flower bulbs ordered! Simplicity is the key. Flower bulbs are easy to sell, and their programs are easy to administrate. There’s absolutely no risk to you or your customers. Any item failing to grow and bloom is replaced, free of charge. Brochures and online custom links are free. There are no upfront charges. Selling Dutch Mill Bulbs is fun! They will help you every step of the way. Simply stated, their mission is to help you exceed your fundraising goals the healthy, environmentally friendly way with unmatched quality, customer service, and support.

dutchmillbulbs.com

 

Simply Sheets

Fundraising with Simply Sheets is a bedsheet fundraising company with no upfront costs, no contracts, and no minimum orders. Their brand and bedsheets are made exclusively for them. They import and house all of their inventory at their warehouse in Mobile, Alabama. This allows them to provide customers with better customer service and a faster order turnaround. Give your supporters a product that they will use and enjoy for years to come. Sell for $40 per set and your organization’s cost is $23.50. You make $16.50 or 41.25% per set! To request your sales packets, simply go to “Get Started” at Simplysheets.net and fill out the contact information. Sales packets include a color chart, order form and a swatch of sheets. There is never a charge until you turn in your order. When you are ready to turn in your order, you can fax or email you order forms to them and they do the rest. They will invoice your organization and you have the option of paying online or mailing a check. Your order will be shipped to you within 5-10 days after your payment is received. For your convenience, your order will be student sorted with each seller’s name on their order. Simply Sheets also provides a full warranty against damages or defects. Just notify them via email and they will send you a replacement immediately.

simplysheets.net

 

MEDAlert™ Fundraising

MEDAlert™ Fundraising is a great new idea that helps organizations raise significant funds while providing protection for the children, adults, and seniors in your community. Their unique fundraiser allows groups to profit up to $20.00 upfront on each device sold, making it easy to reach your fundraising goals. No deadlines, minimums, or upfront costs! MEDAlert is a USB personal medical information and alert device that combines emergency medical information with today’s technology. Recommended by emergency professionals, police officers, and physicians, the MEDAlert device offers protection and peace of mind by providing emergency service professionals with a complete personal medical history. A complete medical history is critical to a timely, accurate, and possibly life-saving medical treatment. Daily news reports on accidents and emergencies have people very aware that emergencies happen every day, making an MEDAlert Fundraiser an excellent opportunity.

It’s easy to start your Medical Alert Fundraiser, as their unique system provides you with everything needed to ensure your success. Not only will your organization be able to earn high profits, you’ll also be providing a great community service by ensuring people of all ages have the protection of an MEDAlert information device. Join the organizations across the country who are earning great fundraising profits by starting your MEDAlert Fundraiser today! Visit the website for profit potential, step-by-step instructions, fundraising materials, and much more.

readyprotection.com/fundraising

 

The Goodies Factory

Buy direct and save! Up to 50% profit, Free Shipping, Free Student Pre-Packaged Orders and Free Prize Program. The Goodies Factory is the manufacturer as well as a direct seller. Call them today and they can get you started on your next fundraiser!

TheGoodiesFactory.com or Toll Free:

1-877-873-6297 ext. 109 (Lynn)

 



 


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