If you are going to sell a product for your fundraising efforts, it only makes sense to provide something the vast majority of your customers already desire. Using fresh roasted gourmet coffee for fundraising is proving to be one of the most successful fundraising products ever. Rest assured they have had their fill of cookies and candy bars. Especially the over 35 age group and those watching their waistline.
86% of households in America prepare coffee at home, according to the National Coffee Association’s 2010 National Coffee Drinking Trends industry report. This is up from 82% in 2009.
Consumers across the globe want to shop with a conscience. Most say, if given the opportunity, they would buy a product that has an environmental benefit (94%) or one that is attached to a cause (93%). And a staggering number (76% and 65%, respectively) report they have actually done just that in the past 12 months, according to the Cone Communications/Echo Research study in 2011.
Furnace Hills Coffees features direct trade (family-to-family) coffees from around the globe. Our focus is high altitude Direct Trade Certified, Shade Grown, coffees.
Your organization’s volunteers can offer their friends and family a standard retail size package of gourmet specialty coffee, at the same price as a fine grocery store, and keep about half of the proceeds. Click the Shop link for wholesale pricing. The customer receives artisan, fresh roasted specialty coffees with your organizations own branded private label applied. They will be supporting your organization and their kids, friends, students, nephews or nieces.
Coffee Fundraising Programs are perfect for:
• Competitive Youth Sports
• Marching bands
• Lacrosse Teams
• Baseball Teams
• School Clubs
• Football Teams
• Soccer Teams
• Hockey Teams
• Any other type of group that relies on fundraising drives
Why We’re Different
FURNACE HILLS COFFEE IS NO ORDINARY FUNDRAISING COMPANY. HERE ARE 6 WAYS IN WHICH WE ARE VERY, VERY DIFFERENT:
Over 50% of American adults drink coffee every single day, consuming 400 MILLION cups in any given 24 hour period. FURNACE HILLS COFFEE provides a means for your organization to tap this enormous market by offering the highest quality coffee products at everyday prices. IT MAKES SENSE TO FUNDRAISE WITH A FAMILIAR AND AFFORDABLE PRODUCT THAT PEOPLE ENJOY DAILY!
#2: QUALITY & EFFICIENCY
FURNACE HILLS COFFEE beans are roasted in Maryland where the climate provide ideal roasting conditions. FURNACE HILLS uses 100% Direct and/or Fair Trade beans which are more intensely flavored, expensive and rarer than the common Robusta “filler” beans. To insure taste perfection, our Master Roaster prepares individual orders in small batches and immediately ships to your organization . YOUR SUPPORTERS WILL ENJOY FRESH, GOURMET COFFEE WITHIN WEEKS OF PLACING THEIR ORDER!
#3: CUSTOM LABELING
FURNACE HILLS COFFEE fundraising products have the flexibility of displaying customized front labels promoting your cause. Your organization simply submits its design at the beginning of your fundraising period. If you need help creating a design, FURNACE HILLS will work one-on-one with you to create the perfect label. YOUR SUPPORTERS WILL BE REMINDED OF YOUR CAUSE EVERY DAY!
#4: SOCIAL ENTERPRISING
According to the Social Enterprise Alliance (SEA), a social enterprise is “an organization or venture that advances its primary social mission using business methods.” The owners of FURNACE HILLS COFFEE have carefully combined market-based strategies and a sound business model with their desire to bring hope and opportunity to disenfranchised community members. To achieve this, FURNACE HILLS has proudly donates a portion of all sales to support and empower the needy. WHEN YOU FUNDRAISE WITH FURNACE HILLS, YOU EMPOWER PEOPLE AND ENHANCE LIVES!
#5: RESIDUAL SALES
Your FURNACE HILLS COFFEE fundraiser does not have to be limited to an annual or bi-annual event. We offer a web-based Residual Fundraising Sales option to supplement your traditional FURNACE HILLS group fundraisers. How does it work? When your Supporters go on-line and re-order FURNACE HILLS COFFEE products, your organization automatically receives credit for these sales and you receive a check quarterly. FURNACE HILLS COFFEE CAN FUNDRAISE YEAR-ROUND ON YOUR BEHALF!
#6: ONE-ON-ONE RELATIONSHIP
Each fundraising organization is assigned one FURNACE HILLS Representative who serves as a single point of contact to make your fundraising experience smooth and successful. FURNACE HILLS COFFEE is more than your coffee supplier — we are your business partner. Your success is our success. AT FURNACE HILLS COFFEE, CUSTOMER SERVICE MATTERS — PERIOD.