Updated June 2018
Recently there has been a lot of talk about schools needing to avoid unhealthy fundraisers and ‘ban the frog’ and instead focus on healthy alternatives in a bid to slow the growing obesity epidemic. Individual schools and committees need to make their own decision about what sort of fundraiser they’d like to have, and everyone knows there’s no calories in charity chocolate. I take a look at Cadbury Chocolate fundraising.
In a (chocolate coated) nutshell:
Fundraising Ideas: Selling Cadbury chocolates
Suitable for: schools, playgroups, sports clubs, community groups, charity fundraisers (ie everyone)
Profit: on average, the profit on 10 boxes would be around $250.
Cadbury Chocolate Fundraising
While the most well-known of the Cadbury fundraising products are the giant (35g) Freddo Frogs and Caramelo Koalas, they offer quite a large range of options including Natural Confectionery Company lollies, Cadbury bars, Toblerone, and a mammoth 10kg block of Dairy Milk (as it costs $210 it is really only suitable as an auction or raffle prize).
The new look fundraising packaging is more of a display box than a carry box, perfect for leaving at workplaces and offices.
Cadbury Funpack: contains 60 x 35g Freddos and Caramelo Koalas.
Cost per box: $36
Sale price: $1 per chocolate, or $60 per box
Profit: $24 per box
Cadbury smaller size mixed pack: contains 120 x 12g Freddo/Caramello/Milky Top/Strawberry Freddo
Cost per box: $30
Sale price: 2 for $1
Profit: $30 per box
Giant Fundraisers: contains 48 single flavour 35g chocolates (plain Freddo Frogs Dream, Caramello, Peppermint Twin or Strawberry twin)
Cost per box: $28.80
Sale price: $1 per chocolate
Profit: $19.20 per box
Natural Confectionery Company Lolly Box: contains 20 bags of lollies (Snakes, Fruity Chews, Party Mix, Sour Squirms) each weighing between 180-200g.
Cost per box: $35.00
Sale price: $3 per bag, or $60 per box
Profit: $25 per box
All Stars Fundraiser: contains 30 mixed bars (Turkish Delight, Twirl, Crunchie, Picnic, Cherry Ripe) weighing between 40-55g.
Cost per box: $35.00
Sale price: $2 per bar, or $60 per box
Profit: $25 per box
Other boxed options are available including Europe Bars, fairtrade cocoa bars, mixed blocks, variety blocks and toblerone. Find the full range here.
While not all Cadbury chocolate is fairtrade, the Cadbury Fundraiser 68g Dairy Milk block and 10kg Dairy Milk block have Fairtrade certification.
Cadbury Fundraising Boxes Costs and Profits
There is a minimum order of twelve boxes, but they can be a mix of any variety, for example you can order five All Stars Boxes and five Giant Freddo and two Funpacks.
There is no longer any delivery costs on 12 or more boxes.
Deliveries are made Monday to Friday and need to be accepted in person.
Because they are a food products, Cadbury cannot accept returns on any unsold products.
If every child at a school with 250 students was given one Funpack box to sell,the profit would be $6,000.
Remember that the sale price is a recommendation only, and you can choose to sell the items at a lower or higher price if you choose.
The Cadbury Fundraising Process
While everything can be done online, including ordering, paying and finding helpful tools and check-lists to help organise your fundraiser, you can also call local consultants on 1800 809 444 who will talk you through the process and offer advice about the correct number of boxes to order depending on your circumstances.
Part of ordering online also involves setting up a 28 day account, giving you four weeks to make the payment after the product has been delivered, allowing schools and groups to run the fundraiser with no upfront or out-of-pocket expenses.
It is very common these days to see boxes of Fundraising Chocolate in businesses and offices, and this type of fundraiser often falls to parents to dispose of the chocolates outside of the immediate family. Don’t take this as a negative, as many parents/businesses love it.
A number of the packs contain nuts (from the Toblerone and Picnics) and therefore may not be suitable for your school.
It is important not to force families to take chocolates, as they may have strong opinions of the idea of selling unhealthy food, especially within sports groups and schools with the Traffic Light System. You can always ask for a small donation ($5-$10) in lieu of selling fundraising chocolates, and if this is an option your school plans on taking, then it is best to survey to school first to see who will take the chocolates and who will offer the donation, so that you do not over order.
Keep the weather in mind when organising this fundraiser and if you are planning on running it in the hot months, provide tips and suggestions on how families can safely store their chocolate to ensure it does not melt.
The boxes do not need to be sold in the traditional door-knock/Dad’s office manner. If you are not looking to make a profit per se from the chocolate, they make a popular and economic way of making DIY lolly buffets, show bags, goody bags for movie nights or simply generous bowls of Freddos provided at Graduation events or Halloween discos (minimum orders still apply).
For more information
Visit the Cadbury Fundraising website here: https://www.fundraising.com.au/