Relay for Life Fundraising Ideas

Each year we help more and more Relay for Life teams and dedicated individuals raise money. Quite often these are small teams of people with a passion to raise money for a cause they believe in. We have learned a lot over the years as to what historically has been the best relay for life fundraisers.

We have put together information on the relay for life fundraising that has produced results. We address the needs of both small groups and individuals to large teams and complete business efforts. We offer solutions that don’t cost anything to try and others that offer profits as high as 90%.

On this page, we provide a starting point to locate the best Relay for a Life fundraising idea for your group. You will see some of the ideas that other teams have raised money with. If none of those appeals to you we invite you to browse through our website and check out all of our Relay for Life fundraising options.

We have attempted to include Relay for Life fundraising ideas that do not require any upfront money, others than offer extremely high profits and still others that have very low minimums.

If you don’t find the perfect Relay for Life fundraiser on this page then we invite you to continue to browse our website to look at other fundraising ideas or call one of our experienced sales specialists toll-free and they can offer some other great insights for you.

Quote Candle Fundraiser

Quote fundraising candles are our newest and most exciting new fundraising candles. They are a great way to raise money with no upfront money. Each candle label comes with an inspiring quote. You make 50% profit on every candle you sell. You can even qualify for free shipping.

What You Should Know

Candle fundraising is different than some other fundraising programs. Easy Fundraising Ideas give you a 50% profit on each and every candle you sell. The only additional charge you might incur would be a $65 shipping fee if your group sells less than 150 candles.

Each candle sells for only $14 each.

Profit and Cost

  • No upfront cost
  • Free brochures for your participants
  • Free shipping (orders of 150 items or more)
  • Start in under a minute
Items Bought % Profit Free Shipping
150 plus 50% YES
1 to 149 50% No
Flower Bulb Fundraising

We have Flower Bulb programs specifically for fall and another for spring so you can hold a flower fundraiser any time of year. Flower fundraisers are practical and ecologically sensitive. We offer a great selection of bulbs, a high-profit potential, free brochures and order forms and the ability to qualify for free shipping.

What You Should Know

Fundraising Flower Bulbs are like candle fundraisers. Your profit percentage is not affected by the number of orders you take. You get 50% profit or half the selling price for every item you sell. That means smaller groups make the same profits for selling flowers as larger groups.

If you sell less than 150 fundraising flower bulbs, though, there is a $65 shipping fee which will affect your total profit. Orders of 150 or more flower bulb orders will qualify you for free shipping.

Profit and Cost

  • No upfront cost
  • Free brochures for your participants
  • Free shipping (orders of 150 items or more)
  • Start in under a minute
Items Bought % Profit Free Shipping
150 plus 50% YES
1 to 149 50% No

Coffee and Tea Show Profit

coffee and tea

You might consider selling coffee and tea to raise money. Coffee has been very successful for many types of groups. Your group would sell 10 oz bags of freshly ground coffee for $10 each. There are seven great flavors along with a gift coffee tin. Coffee sales work best in the fall and winter.

What You Should Know

Tea and Coffee fundraisers are very similar to candle fundraisers. You will make a specific profit percentage on every item you sell. For tea and coffee fundraisers you make 40% profit on every item or $4 each.

If you sell less than 150 bags, though, there is a $65 shipping fee which will affect your total profit. Orders of 150 or more bags of coffee or tea will qualify you for free shipping.

Profit and Cost

  • No upfront cost
  • Free brochures for your participants
  • Free shipping (orders of 150 items or more)
  • Start in under a minute
Items Bought % Profit Free Shipping
150 plus 40% YES
1 to 149 40% No

Trail Mix Show Profit

Trail Mix

Our Trail mix fundraiser mixes a great variety of healthy products that still fill that craving for something sweet or salty. Choose from the Natural Snacks to Roasted Cashews and Hokey Pokey. Everyone can find a snack they will enjoy munching on. We provide free brochures so this fundraiser is free to start. Guaranteed profit of 50%.

What You Should Know

Trail Mix Fundraisers are like fundraising flower bulbs. Your profit percentage is not affected by the number of orders you take. You get 50% profit or half the selling price for every item you sell. That means smaller groups make the same profits for selling trail mix as larger groups. Each bag of trail mix sells for only $9. If you sell less than 150 bags of trail mix, though, there is a $65 shipping fee which will affect your total profit. Orders of 150 or more trail mix orders will qualify you for free shipping.

Profit and Cost

  • No upfront cost
  • Free brochures for your participants
  • Free shipping (orders of 150 items or more)
  • Start in under a minute
Items Bought % Profit Free Shipping
150 plus 50% YES
1 to 149 50% No

Scratch card fundraising is one of the highest profit fundraisers available to any group needing to raise money. Our Money Scratch Card is the top-selling of our fundraising scratch cards because it clearly indicates you are raising money and can be used by any type of fundraising group. Each card raises $100.

What You Should Know

As you can see from the profit chart below the lowest profit percentage you will make from using scratch cards for fundraisers is 70%. There are, however, price breaks that can increase your profit percentage. The more cards you purchase the higher your profit potential for each card.The profits and profit percentages show are based on successfully having all 50 dots scratched off on your scratch card:

Profit and Cost

  • In-Hand Products
  • Free Shipping
  • Start in under a minute
Cards Bought Cost Per Card Each Card Raises Your Profit $ Your Profit %
100 $10.00 $100.00 $9,000 90%
25 $12.00 $100.00 $2,200 88%
10 $15.00 $100.00 $850 85%
1 min. $30.00 $100.00 $70 70%
Bag Garden Fundraiser

Our NEW Bag Garden Fundraiser is a terrific way to raise money AND do it in the most earth-friendly fashion possible. It’s a great selection of herbs, vegetables, and flowers to attract pollinating insects.  Available year-round we offer high-profit potential, free brochures, and order forms, and you can qualify for free shipping.

What You Should Know

Our Bag Garden Fundraisers are like candle fundraisers. Your profit percentage is not affected by the number of orders you take. You get 50% profit or half the selling price for every item you sell. That means smaller groups make the same profits for selling bag gardens as larger groups. If you sell less than 150 bag garden items, though, there is a $65 shipping fee which will affect your total profit. Orders of 150 or more bag garden orders will qualify you for free shipping.

Profit and Cost

  • No upfront cost
  • Free brochures for your participants
  • Free shipping (orders of 150 items or more)
  • Start in under a minute
Items Bought % Profit Free Shipping
150 plus 50% YES
1 to 149 50% No
Popcorn Fundraiser

We know you and your customers will be thrilled with our Gourmet Popcorn. You offer bags of eight scrumptious flavors that are all Gluten Free, MSG Free and made with GMO-Free corn. Your group will make a 40% profit and can even qualify for free shipping.

What You Should Know

There is no money needed upfront for this popcorn fundraiser. We provide free brochures, order forms, and cash collection envelopes. You will pay us after you sell your popcorn when you can use the money you collected to pay for your order.

When you place your order, Easy Fundraising Ideas will calculate the cost of your order based on the profit percentage you earned. You will pay us that amount of money and keep your profit.

Profit and Cost

  • No upfront cost
  • Free brochures for your participants
  • Free shipping (orders of 150 items or more)
  • Start in under a minute
Items Bought % Profit Free Shipping
150 plus 40% YES
1 to 149 40% No
Specialty Popcorn

We know you and your customers will be thrilled with our Specialty Popcorn. You offer bags of eight scrumptious flavors that are all Gluten Free, MSG Free and made with GMO-Free corn. Your group will make a 40% profit and can even qualify for free shipping.

What You Should Know

There is no money needed upfront for this popcorn fundraiser. We provide free brochures, order forms, and cash collection envelopes. You will pay us after you sell your popcorn when you can use the money you collected to pay for your order.

When you place your order, Easy Fundraising Ideas will calculate the cost of your order based on the profit percentage you earned. You will pay us that amount of money and keep your profit.

Profit and Cost

  • No upfront cost
  • Free brochures for your participants
  • Free shipping (orders of 150 items or more)
  • Start in under a minute
Items Bought % Profit Free Shipping
150 plus 40% YES
1 to 149 40% No
Dinner and Movie Card

Our newest fundraising discount card – the Dinner and Movie Fundraising Card – offers discounts up to 50% at more than 100,000 different restaurants, theatres and movie rental stores for an entire year. Make 60% profit. Free shipping.

What You Should Know

You pay only $4 per card and sell them for $10 so you make 60% profit or $6 profit for each card you sell. There is a 75 card minimum. Shipping is FREE.

Profit and Cost

  • In-Hand Products
  • Free Shipping
  • Start in under a minute
Cards Bought Cost Per Card Profit %
75 min $4.00 60%

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Relay for Life is a great way to show your support and contribute to the American Cancer Society. If you are not sure what to do, one of the best ways to contribute is to hold a Relay for Life fundraiser.

Having a Relay for Life fundraising event will allow you and your group to raise money that will be donated to the American Cancer Society to help find cures for the disease of cancer.

There are many different Relay for Life fundraising ideas. Whether you are a single person wanting to raise money or a part of a group or team there is a fundraiser for you.

Here are 5 different Relay for Life Fundraising Ideas to Consider:

5 Relay for Life Fundraisers

1. Flower Bulb Fundraiser

Selling flowers and bulbs is the perfect fundraiser for every type of group. Here is how it works:

Easy Fundraising Ideas will send you full-color brochures with outstanding photographs and descriptions of 24 different fundraising flowers and bulbs to sell to your supporters. The brochure includes a detailed order form with prices, planting instructions, and other pertinent information.

Your members show the brochure to family and friends and ask them to purchase their favorite bulbs to support your group. You collect your money at the time of the sale. We suggest your sale lasts for two weeks. At the end of the sale order forms are all collected and you place a bulk order for the bulbs you have sold. You can use the money you have collected from the pre-sale to pay for your purchase, eliminating the need for any upfront money.

Your group will make a 50% profit on all the bulbs you sell. If your group sells more than 150 packages of bulbs we will pay for all shipping costs. On orders of 150 units or less, we charge a $65 shipping fee. Take a look at just a few of the benefits YOU get when you use our fundraising catalogs!

2. Pizza Discount Cards

Pizza Fundraising Cards have been our top fundraising product for years. Now we have made our Buy One Get One Free Pizza discount cards available to be purchased directly online. Best of all you can choose one of the thousands of stores we have contracts with already or sign up for your own store.

The holder of the card can use the pizza card up to 20 times prior to the expiration date.

This may be the most profitable fundraiser around. People search for pizza coupons online or search newspapers for Pizza Hut coupons all the time. In fact, people try to find coupons to any pizzeria they frequent. Why not offer them a card with a Buy One Get One Free Pizza coupon they can use up to 20 times at your favorite local pizzeria?

Depending on the number of pizza cards you purchase, your group can make more than 90% profit! Your group sells the cards for $10 each. Your supporter gets up to 20 free pizzas worth up to $200 or more. Your local pizza establishment gets new loyal customers. Everyone wins! It is like having 20 pizza coupons on one card.

3. Candle Fundraisers

Earth Candles are our best selling candles. They offer a great selection of highly fragrant, long burning, lead-free wicked candles that are competitively priced and attractively packaged. It offers everything you need in a candle fundraiser.

Earth Candle Fundraisers are a great way to offer your customers earth-friendly candles made in the USA. This is one of the most exciting candle programs we have ever offered.

You will find a great selection of candle scents and styles. Best of all, your group makes a 50% profit on every candle it sells with no money upfront!

You will receive a full color, four-page brochure for every member of your group. They will take that brochure around to all their friends and family and take orders for candles. We strongly suggest that they collect money at that time. Historically the most successful candle fundraising campaigns last for two weeks.

4. Lollipop Fundraiser

Yummy Licks Round Fundraising Lollipops are our top-selling lollipops. They are a great way for Relay for Life groups to raise money.

What could be easier? You pay $.25 for each lollipop and sell them for $.50! When you want to hold a Lollipop Fundraiser, call Easy Fundraising Ideas. We ship your lollipop fundraiser products the next business day after you place your order. We ship from two regionally convenient warehouses for quick delivery. Free shipping on all orders.

5. Coffee Fundraiser

Here are 4 Reasons our Coffee Fundraising Option is Loved by Our Customers!

  1. You will offer your supporters 7 outstanding freshly roasted fundraising coffee flavors and 6 different flavors of teabags.
  2. The fundraising coffee is packaged in a convenient 10-oz. vacuum-sealed foil bags.
  3. The tea is packed with 25 tea bags in a similar vacuum sealed bag to ensure freshness.
  4. We also offer our collectible old-fashioned coffee tin that contains smaller pouches of coffees in assorted flavors.

Tea and Coffee fundraisers are very similar to candle fundraisers. You will make a specific profit percentage on every item you sell. For tea and coffee fundraisers you make 40% profit on every item or $4 each.

If you sell less than 150 bags, though, there is a $65 shipping fee which will affect your total profit. Orders of 150 or more bags of coffee or tea will qualify you for free shipping.

What Our Customers Say:

Journey of Faith Candle Fundraiser

I wanted to thank you for all your help with the fundraiser. I was very pleased with this fundraiser from start to finish. We paid on Thursday and the candles were here on Friday. Talk about prompt delivery... we will definitely be using your company again. Once again thank you for everything. Jerriann Wortham

Author: Overflow Student Ministry

Earth Candle Fundraiser

We LOVE the candles!! And I think last year they were here like 2 days after we submitted the order. Crazy fast!

Author: Meadowview Elementary

Earth Candle Fundraiser

Good Gosh!!! This was the easiest fundraiser EVER!!! Thank you so much! Saved to Serve, Amy

Author: Cornerstone Baptist Church

Earth Candle Fundraiser

You guys must be naturally kind. I enjoyed working with you and look forward to many other fundraisers with your organization. Frigga M. Simmons, Director of Development

Author: Bermuda Institute

Heritage Fundraising Candles

I would like to thank you for answering all my questions. We love the candles, and I will be doing more fundraising through this company in the Spring. Thank you again, Mrs. Joan Stanolis

Author: Jones NHS

Earth Candle Fundraiser

I appreciate all of your assistance, as this was the first fundraiser I was in charge of, you really helped make the experience smooth and I look forward to continuing business with you all! Thanks, Cheniqua Glass

Author: Brooke Bailey Dance Academy

Yummy Licks Round Lollipops

Just wanted to say thank you again for going above and beyond to make sure I had my order in time. I really appreciate it and I look forward to doing business with you again next year. Keris

Author: Montrose Little League

Magic Melts Wickless Candle Fundraiser

Everything arrived a-ok. Many thanks for another great fundraiser. We will do this again in the Spring. Angela

Author: Dora High School

$10 Frozen Cookie Dough Tub Fundraiser

I wanted to say how easy and efficient this fundraiser was. We definitely will be using you in the future. Thank you for everything especially in this difficult time, with the Covid -19 and you never missed a beat. Stay safe, Roni

Author: Carolina Crusaders

Snackin’ in the USA

I just wanted to say thanks for getting the items shipped out so quickly. The kids enjoyed this fundraiser. Everything was easy and I especially liked how quick you were to respond when there was a question. I look forward to booking another fundraiser with you next year! Thanks again, Ashleigh Berggren Special Education Teacher

Author: Ashleigh Berggren

Flower Bulb Fundraising

I look forward to doing this fundraiser again next year. It was a big hit and it has been great working wit you. I won't be looking for anything different. Ashley

Author: SFHS Girls Soccer Team

$10 Frozen Cookie Dough Tub Fundraiser

There were different fundraisers but the Cookie Dough Fundraiser looked really easy! It’s $10 for a tub. It’s been really nice that it’s easy for the kids to sell and make. We’re doing this again!

Author: Kelly Sipes

Flower Bulb Fundraising

We received everything as promised! Thank you so much for your excellent customer service!

Author: Troop 6619 BSA

Coffee and Tea

The sale went over with a bang and people are asking for more. Thank you, Evelyn Mealy

Author: Port Allegany Music Boosters

$10 Frozen Cookie Dough Tub Fundraiser

I just wanted to report that the cookie dough fundraiser has been a HUGE success! Everything was perfect and I am so pleased! Your company has impressed me. We may want to do this again late fall. People are already talking about “next time.” 😊 Thank you very much! Kelly Sipes Class of 2020 Hickman, KY

Author: Class of 2020

Magic Melts Wickless Candle Fundraiser

I loved this fundraiser. It was easy and convenient. They gave me no problems when I needed to change the end date of my fundraiser. The melts smell great. They send you order forms and money collect envelopes. I placed the order on Tuesday and received it on a Friday. I highly recommend this company.

Author: SHOC Club