KL Candles can help your organization raise money with up to 50% of the sales going back to your organization. We offer premium scented candles, candle melts and a few candle warmers. Candles are one of the easiest items to sell.
Helpful Facts and Figures about Candles from the National Candle Association
- U.S. retail sales of candles are estimated at approximately $2 billion annually, excluding sales of candle accessories.
- Candles are used in 7 out of 10 U.S. households.
- Manufacturer surveys show that 90% of all candles are purchased by women.
- Votives, container candles and pillars are currently the most popular types of candles with American consumers.
- Approximately 35% of candle sales occur during the Christmas/Holiday season. Non-seasonal business accounts for approximately 65% of candle sales.
- Consumers are increasingly purchasing candles as a focal point for their home décor, and for aromatherapy-like relaxation and stress reduction.
- Candle users say they most frequently burn candles in the living room (42%), followed by the kitchen (18%) and the bedroom (13%).
- Both men and women consider candles to be an always-acceptable and highly appreciated gift for a wide variety of occasions.
- Candle purchasers say they view candles as an appropriate gift for the holidays (76%), as a house warming gift (74%), a hostess/dinner party gift (66%), a thank you (61%) and as adult birthday gifts (58%).
How does your organization determine if a “Candle Fundraiser” is the right choice?
- Setup a meeting to review an overview of our program and expected profit from this endeavor. We will need the number of people participating in the sale of candles prior to this meeting.
- If both parties agree to move forward, we will need one “Captain” or lead volunteer to coordinate and communicate between KL Candles and your organization. We will train this volunteer on how to teach and properly promote the sale of candles. This volunteer can also create sales envelopes for each participant.
- We will provide you the master sales material and order forms.
- Candle sales last for a duration of 1-2 weeks.
- Delivery of candles is within 2 weeks of the conclusion of the fundraiser.
Original sales material will be placed here if ever needed …