Community groups and schools local to Perth are able to take advantage of a special fundraiser offered by Honey I’m Home, which produces an award-winning range of raw honey and handmade honey products.
Fundraising Idea: jars of raw honey, honey sampler box, and honey/beeswax based beauty products
Suitable for: all schools, scouts, sporting and community groups able to collect orders from a location in central Perth (WA).
Profit: 40% profit (individual item profit ranges from $4 – $9)
Honey I’m Home, WA makes a range of beautiful raw honey and handmade honey products sourced from more than 70 hives and apiaries around Western Australia, including the very first rooftop hive in Perth’s CBD. This family-run businesses is dedicated to sustainable urban bee-keeping and sharing the health benefits of honey.
A honey fundraiser enables you to share these products with your school and club communities with a simple honey drive selling eight products. They are wonderful gifts for Christmas or Mothers Day.
What products are available for the fundraiser?
- 1kg jar of honey (available in Eucalyptus or Wildflower)
- 500g jar of honey (available in Eucalyptus or Wildflower)
- Honey sampler box containing a variety of three 80g jars, sourced from different trees/flowers
- Luxurious hand-cream made from organic macadamia and coconut oils, beeswax and jarrah honey available in either Lemon Myrtle or Rose Geranium scents.
- Unscented lip balm made from beeswax, jarrah honey, coconut, macadamia and Vitamin E oils.
How much money can you make from a honey fundraiser?
All products are available to your group at 40% below RRP. You sell at the RRP and keep the profit.
1kg jar of honey Buy $16 Sell $25 Profit $9
500g jar of honey Buy $9 Sell $15 Profit $6
Honey sampler box Buy $9 Sell $15 Profit $6
Luxurious hand-cream Buy $9 Sell $15 Profit $6
Unscented lip balm Buy $6 Sell $10 Profit $4
Please note there is a Minimum order of $350.
If your group sold 20 of each item, your profit would be $620.
If you sold 50 of each item, your profit would be $1,550.
How to organise a honey fundraiser
Honey fundraisers are only available to groups who are able to collect their good from a central location in Perth.
All orders will take a minimum of 7 working days to complete.
Contact Blaine on 9473 1120 or at firstname.lastname@example.org to book your honey drive, and let them her know a) when your order will be submitted and b) when you want to collect the items .
You will be sent an easy order form which you can print and distribute to students/families/members. Ask them to take orders and collect money at the same time.
Submit your total order and an invoice will be raised. Make the payment from the money collected and the remaining 40% is your profit to keep.
Collect your order on the pre-arranged day and then distribute to customers.
Things to consider
Selling at a weekly community market: book 2 stalls a minimum of a fortnight apart. Collect orders and payments at the first market, and get customers to return at the second market to collect their order. You could also purchase extra items to sell directly at the second market to people who were unable to order previously (please note you are unable to return unsold items but honey has a very, very long shelf-life**). Buy a jar or two for your customers to sample the honey so they know which variety to purchase. Boost your fundraising power at both markets by selling honey joys. Find the recipe here.
Selling at a Christmas Fete: order a selection of items to sell at your end of year fete. This will require an upfront payment, so be mindful of what you order. Decorate your stall with cute honey bees and hives or even sell a range of bee-related craft items (check out some cute ideas here) and honey joys.
Share your honey drive with your local community by advertising in your newsletter, social media, and signs at your local shopping centre. Make sure you let everyone know what the money you raise will be used for.
Door knocking neighbours is only suitable when children are accompanied by adults, but if you do decide to use this sales method, look for cute bee costumes for the kids. Here is a simple bee headband you can DIY in seconds or a simple honeybee face paint design.
To boost your fundraising capacity, offer a gift wrapping or gift bag service for people who plan on giving their honey products away as Christmas gifts.
To boost sales, why not create a small recipe book containing some great honey recipes. Even an A4 photocopied sheet with 3 or 4 recipes (on yellow paper of course) with your school or club logo would be a bonus for customers and value-add to their purchase.
**Honey technically has no shelf life – it lasts thousands of years without spoiling. The beeswax beauty products will have a shelf-life of 2-5 years depending on the product.
To learn more about Honey I’m Home and organise a fundraiser, visit https://honeyimhome.com.au/