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Dollars & Scents: In-Store Fundraisers

Want to raise some serious money and have fun doing it?  You've come to the right place!  Our Dollars & Scents in-store fundraisers are a unique and exciting way to build and promote your certified non-profit organization.  

The program is simple yet very effective.  Pick a day and a store location, and 20% of retail sales from that day will go to your organization.  It's your job to get all of your friends, family, stakeholders, volunteers and fans to visit the store that day to buy and/or make candles and gifts.  The more people you bring in, the more money you will raise!  We host in-store fundraisers Monday-Thursday all year, excluding November and December.  Your fundraiser will run all day from 11 AM - 8 PM.

As part of the program, we ask that you book a candle-pouring party of at least eight people on the day of your fundraiser.  Don’t worry - you don’t have to put down a minimum or pay for your group (everyone can pay individually).  It’s a great way of ensuring you get people in to pour candles, have fun, and support your cause!  In addition, please ask anyone who visits the store on behalf of your group to mention the name of your group/fundraiser when they come in so we have a sense of how many people are there to support your organization.

We will provide you with a flyer and images that you can use to promote the event on your side.  You are also welcome to drop off materials at the store that can be displayed the day of your event.  Flyers, postcards, etc. are a great way of generating support for your organization (and may encourage customers to spend a little more knowing where the money is going!).  

Your group will receive a donation check in the mail from The Candle Lab Foundation / The Columbus Foundation 2-3 weeks after your fundraiser.  

If you are interested in booking a Dollars & Scents fundraiser, please email with the following information:

  • The two or three dates that work for you (Mon-Thurs) and the store location of your choice
  • A contact name, email, and phone number for your group
  • A sentence or two description of your charity
  • Your 501(c)(3) Tax ID #
  • Exactly whom you want the check written out to and where it should be mailed 
  • A reservation time and group size for your party (minimum of 8 people)

We look forward to supporting your organization!