Everyone loves candles, even the people that don’t use them. The process of candle making has been around for centuries. It’s one of the few crafts that has never gone out of style. In fact, making candles is more popular today than it has ever been (at least since the discovery of electricity). So why not take advantage of this crafty trend and turn the concept of candle making into a fundraiser?
The idea behind a candle making fundraiser is to teach people how to make candles, and sell those candles in order to raise much needed funds for your club, group, or organization. There are a few different ways to make candles, depending on the type of candles you plan to make.
Our recommendation is to find someone local who is skilled at the craft and get them to help you either by teaching the people who attend your candle making event, or by educating your crew of volunteers on the art of candle making so they can in turn, teach people who attend your event. This candle making expert can also advise you on what materials you will need to order (wax, wicks, jars, scents, etc.), and how much you will need. Everything you will need can be found on Amazon.
You can raise funds for this event by charging people who take part in a candle making class. In addition to learning the art of candle making, each person in the class gets to take home their own candle. You can also raise funds by putting all of the candles that people make up for sale either online or in your event space.
This fundraising idea works great any time of the year, especially around the holiday season! Be sure to contact your local city or county for any needed permits. You’ll want to start promoting this event at least 2-months in advance. Place posters all over town, contact your local media, and be sure to create some clever social media posts.