The toothbrushes cost $3 and sell for $5, a $2 profit for your group. We find that with a typical school fundraiser, you usually sell more than one toothbrush per child as some parents buy them for siblings, cousins and friends. You can easily repeat the campaign once a term.
So a school of 500 pupils selling 600 toothbrushes each term, can raise $4,800 per year. With little effort and not a block of chocolate in sight! The great part is together we can support your school and improve our kids' oral health.
Purchase a sample pack of toothbrushes, enough for one brush per classroom so kids can get excited and see how great they are.
Run a notice in your school newsletter, something like this works well:
This term the PTA is selling Twinkletooth flashing toothbrushes to raise funds for new soccer balls and sports uniforms. The toothbrushes flash for 2 minutes so kids know how long to brush. We have samples in class and our students are looking forward to trying them out at home. For every $5 toothbrush sold, our school makes $2, so if you’re able, please consider buying extra brushes for siblings, cousins or gifts for friends. Teachers will be collecting the $5 in class over the next two weeks. We hope you can help support this healthy fundraiser.”
Click here for a great image of a toothbrush to include with the notice. Follow up with a reminder the following week with the closing date for orders.
Print out the classroom order sheet and have teachers collect the money in class.
Once you know the number of brushes you want, place an order on our website. We’ll send you an invoice and ship as soon as payment is received.
One person can organise the whole fundraiser quickly and easily, so you don’t need a huge committee or posse of volunteers! The best bit is it can become a recurring fundraiser every term.
How much is postage? If you order more than 144 toothbrushes we will ship for free to anywhere in NZ. For 1 to 12 brushes postage is $5.50, for 13-144 brushes postage is $12. Please allow 3 days for delivery once payment is received.
What styles of brushes are available? Our flashing brushes come in a range of 6 different colours and Wild Bunch animals. Click here for images of all 6 brushes. No problems with kids knowing which brush is theirs!
Each box of 12 brushes contains two brushes of each colour and animal style.
Are the brushes good quality? Yes! All brushes are made with Premium DuPont Tynex® bristles.
The toothbrushes are fully tested and comply with relevant US, EU & Japanese safety regulations.
What age children are the toothbrushes suitable for? We recommend the Wild Bunch toothbrushes for children from 3 to 12 years old.
Do we need to be a school to order toothbrushes? No, not at all. We will happily provide toothbrushes for any interested groups.
How long do the batteries last? The batteries are sealed inside the brush and are not replaceable. Used twice a day they last 4 months +, so about the same lifetime as the bristles.
Do you supply toothbrushes for retail sale? Yes, please contact us to discuss your needs.
To really boost interest in your fundraiser, contact your local paper so they can write a story about your healthy fundraiser and take a photo of pupils with their flashing brushes.
Have some toothbrushes on display in the school office so you can have on-going sales. The toothbrushes ship with a display tray that holds 12 brushes.
As an alternative to fundraising, how about passing on a favour? Buy 5 toothbrushes for $15. Sell 3 of them for $5 each and then you can give 2 brushes away for free. What a great way to encourage brushing!