Yankee Candle Fundraising
Yankee candle has decided to close down it’s candle fundraising program due to the world wide 2020 pandemic. Like many businesses, Yankee Candle has been impacted by the pandemic. The decision was not an easy one.
At first they placed this message on their website back in May of 2020:
“Due to a temporary operations change required by the state of Massachusetts, until further notice, Yankee Candle Fundraising Customer service will be available via email only. We’re sorry, but order processing and shipping may take longer than usual right now.”
The toughest decision for their fundraising program
Eventually they had to make the difficult decision that would impact not only their workers but schools, churches and sports teams all over the country. By June of 2020, the official Newell Brands news statement reported the division’s fundraising program was being discontinued. “The effects of COVID-19 have presented uncertainty for our Fundraising business as schools are in difficult positions as they decide how they will proceed in the fall.”
Today the old fundraising website yankeecandlefundraising.com is no longer in operation.
Before the website closed down it contained this heartwarming message to all of its faithful supporters.
“To our fundraising community: In light of the impact that COVID-19 is having on our fundraising business we have made the difficult decision to close down the Yankee candle fundraising program. We know that many of you rely on us to help you raise funds and we’re sorry that we will no longer be able to support your fundraising efforts. Being a part of your community has been a privilege and we hope that our paths continue to to cross in retail stores and through our other outreach efforts.”
The history of Yankee Candle Fundraisers
In 2004, Yankee Candle acquired GBI Marketing and began the expansion of the fund-raising business. In 2008 Yankee Candle helped to raise over $15 million for more than 12,000 local and national fund-raising groups. — source
Today with Yankee Candle Fundraising closed, this leaves many schools and organizations looking for something to fill this empty space.
Candle fundraiser alternatives
Joe Wolpin, of Fundraising Zone tells us: ” We are happy to make the Holiday Collection Candle brochure available to our customers. So we hope the many Yankee Candle Fund-raising supporters will love these hand poured candles made right here in the USA.”
How does the Holiday Collection Heritage fundraising program compare to the now defunct Yankee Candles model?
- Each candle is only $10 retail. This means your customers will be able to afford them.
- Your school earns 40% profit straight across the board. This means you earn $4 for every item sold.
- Each candle is 8 ounces.
- Free shipping with a minimum order of only 100 units.
- Furthermore, no money up front to get started!
- Free full color sales brochure for each of your volunteers.
- And finally these are hand poured in the USA.
There are 6 wonderful scents your customers will love.
When your customers open the brochure they will see these best sellers:
- Christmas memories
- Balsam Fir
- Christmas Wishes
- Baked Apple Pie
- And finally Christmas Spice
In conclusion, we have alternatives for you now that Yankee Candle no longer does fundraising any longer. Would you like to learn more about our candle fundraising opportunity?
Feel free to read more about it here. Then request your free fundraiser kit.
And finally, reach out to either Joe or Chris to learn how to raise funds with candle sales this holiday season. We wish you must success.
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