Fabulous Fundraising!

SBO Staff • ChoralOctober 2015 • October 23, 2015

By Mike Lawson

fund-chicGertrude Hawk Chocolates

Gertrude Hawk Chocolates have been proudly made in the USA for over 75 years!

They offer two options for fundraising:

1. Classic Bar Program

2. Deluxe Bars Program

The cost of the classic bars is $0.60 a bar, $28.80 per carrier. There are 48 bars in a classic carrier. The cost of the deluxe bars is $1.00 a bar, $40.00 per carrier. There are 40 bars in a deluxe carrier. Selling 16 carriers of their Deluxe Bars will earn your choral a $640 profit!

fund-radaRada Cutlery Fundraising

Your chorus will work 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.

Since 1948, Rada Cutlery Fundraising has sold 143,000,000 cutlery items to help programs like yours to annually raise funds. For increased profits, collect orders from friends and family across the country via your free Internet fundraising account. 

fund-mkt-sqCherrydale Fundraising

Cherrydale Fundraising’s new Market Square “On-Line Only” fundraiser website is already dramatically increasing per student average sales with their first catalog sales of the fall 2015 season. So what’s so unique & different?

Personalized, As Seen On TV, frozen foods, brand names, and all made in America and real-time. Your customer gets to design and build their own “made to order” items in as little as one minute.

Products are delivered to your end customer’s door and the minimums are only one item!

Evergreen continuity concept; run a program with Cherrydale once and done. Year-round profits will go to your chorus group from all go-forward purchases, if the buyer chooses.

Visit, click on Shop Now, then Market Square.

fund-pastaFun 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 new products too including gourmet pasta, gift sets, and quick mix cookies, all made right here in the USA.

Your group will sell Fun Pasta 2 ways:  using a colorful brochure for local sales and also an online link with your group’s personalized web page. Your online webpage 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!

fund-cupsTom Evans, Mr. Fund Raising

Family-owned since 1969, Tom Evans, Mr. Fund Raising has been helping bands and chorus group meet their fundraising goals for over 45 years, with three generations on hand to serve you.

They offer profits up to 50% with their 100% risk-free program, hassle-free, fast delivery systems, custom parent letters, and creative incentive ideas along with pre-packaging services for every program. The latest offering is their new Tritan Tumblers.

  • Imprint the logo of your school
  • Double-wall insulated with lifetime guarantee
  • Dishwasher, microwave and freezer safe
  • Slide close lid – 16 oz. tumbler
  • Sell for just $17.00   – You make $6.80 profit on each one
  • Officially licensed designs
  • BPA free & FDA approved
  • Proudly made in America!

Mickman Brothers’ Christmas Wreath Fundraising Programs


For four generations, Mickman Brothers has offered a Christmas Wreath Fundraising Program for school chorus group. Your fundraising chairperson is assigned a professional Mickman Brothers Fundraising Consultant to work with each step of the way. They’ve streamlined each of their fundraising programs to ‘minimize your effort while maximizing your profits. This includes eliminating any risk to school organizations by not requiring payment for the products in advance. The three different fundraising programs Mickman Brothers offers are:

The Traditional Program: Taking pre-orders for products, which are shipped to one location in bulk and then delivered by the organizations’ members to the customers.

The Holiday Gift Program: These products are ordered on individual order form/Christmas cards on which a personalized message is written to the recipients of each holiday gift. The products are direct shipped via FedEx to the customer; the organization never even touches the product!

The Gift-it-Forward Program: an online program through which the customer orders the products they wish to purchase and Mickman Brothers direct ships the products via FedEx to the customer. Easy to promote to parents and offers “residual profits.”

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