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Fundraising FAQ's

My son or daughter needs to raise money for a school trip. Can he/she use your programs?
Our fundraising programs are only available to charitable and/or non-profit organizations that are registered with the IRS under a 501-C3 status, such as churches, youth groups or schools.

Do we have to pay for the candy upfront?
We do offer a 30 day credit plan to schools and youth groups. It does require the completion of our "Request for 30 Day Credit Form". It must include the names, home addresses, telephone numbers, signatures and titles of two adults who will assume responsibility for the payments. It must also include your federal tax identification number. The exception is schools. If the request is for a school, the form must be signed by the principal as verification that he or she is aware that the fundraiser will be taking place. The information must be verified by our office and the request must be approved by our controller.

How do I sign up for your fundraising programs?
There are no contracts to sign to raise money through our fundraising program. You must, however, be a charitable and/or non-profit organization that is registered with the IRS under a 501-C3 status, such as a church, youth group or school.

To receive the fundraising discount, how much do I need to spend?
See's requires a minimum purchase of $500 in order to receive the fundraising discount, or a minimum purchase of $700 to receive the discount plus free shipping to a single address. Receive our fundraising discount for an entire year (Nov. 1-October 31 annually) when you order $700 or more. Discount order minimum thresholds are based on discount prices of purchased qualified items in total, excluding tax.

I own a daycare center. Can I use your fundraising program?
Privately owned for profit businesses of any type are not eligible to fundraise with See's Candies.

How do I order my sales materials online?
Simply visit our Programs page and select a fundraising program. Printed materials can be ordered for free from each program's page. You may also download PDF's from our General Resources section.

What is the best way to sell See's candy bars?
See's candy bar programs (See's Awesome Bars® and See's Classic Candy Bars) are extremely successful when they are purchased in advance and sold in hand. In fact, the most successful groups sell bars while they are taking pre-orders for the All Year or Seasonal Fundraising Programs. The low minimum purchase and substantial profit potential makes this a program every group should try. See's candy bars are a quick and easy way to boost the profits of any organization.

Are additional discounts available?
Yes, your group can earn additional discounts on orders of $2,000 or more!

Does See's Candies offer donations?
Yes, we do!

What type of donations do you offer?
We offer candy and gift certificate donations. Donations are made on a case-by-case basis.

How do I request a donation?
Simply mail us your request on the official letterhead or your organization (e-mails and faxes will not be accepted).
See's Candies
Donations Department
P.O. Box 93024
Long Beach, CA 90809

Be sure to include the following:
  • A brief description of your event and the date it is occurring
  • The organization or cause you are supporting
  • The number of attendees you expect at the event
  • Name, telephone number and address of whom we may contact regarding the donation

When will I receive the donation once approved?
To ensure the freshness of the candy, your candy donation will be provided no earlier than one week prior to the event. If it is a gift certificate donation, the donation will be mailed immediately upon approval.

What requirements must I meet for a donation?
  • You must be a current fundraising partner who has made a fundraising purchase within the last 12 months.
  • Your organization must be located in an area where See's Candies has a shop or account executive.
  • All requests must be received at least 60 days prior to the event.
  • Donation requests are reviewed February 1 – August 31.

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See's Fundraising Programs are Quick, Easy, Profitable, and Fun! Here at See's our dedicated staff of fundraising specialists will work with you every step of the way to ensure that your candy fundraiser is a success. Read more about our Fundraising Programs and be sure to check out our Fundraising FAQ page for common questions. Get started with a See's chocolate candy fundraiser today and request a free Fundraising Planner to organize your efforts!

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