11 Jan There’s A New Path To Fundraising Ideas For Schools
Fundraising ideas for schools don’t have to consist of selling empty calories such as cookies and candy. School fundraisers don’t have to include becoming a professional sales person hawking everything from wrapping paper to popcorn to uninterested family, work colleagues and friends. No one likes to pressure people to buy something to support education.
What if there was a better way?
One of the best fundraising appeals is fun, engaging and easy to do. It doesn’t require selling. No one has to buy anything they don’t want or need. No one has to get a case of “fundraising anxiety”.
Did you know that some shoe drive fundraising companies pay schools and educational groups for the gently worn, used and new shoes they collect? This is easiest fundraiser you can imagine. Your school simply has to partner with a leading shoe fundraising vendor. Some shoe drive firms will provide everything you need with absolutely no upfront costs!
Once the planning for the fundraising campaign is completed, schools have a whole new way to engage their administrators, faculty, students, families and local communities. During the course of the shoe appeal, there’s no better way to promote school spirit than with a shoe drive. Some schools even create friendly class and grade competitions to see who can collect the most shoes.
Anyone can get involved because most people have an extra pair, or two, or three, or more hidden in their closets or lying around the house. And, since there is no selling or money involved, parents can rest assured their kids are safe and having fun asking their neighbors to support the local school with gently worn, used and new shoes.
Once the fundraising appeal is completed, the shoe drive fundraising company pays the school for the shoes collected. It really is that simple. No fuss. No muss.
There are two more things that exceptional shoe drive fundraising companies can offer your school:
1. They can ship the shoes around the world to developing nations. Millions of children around the world grow up in households deep in economic poverty. Where a child is born should not determine whether he or she would have the resources needed to grow up healthy and educated. Some shoe fundraising vendors ship the shoes collected in industrialized nations and send them to other countries. The shoes are repurposed. That is, they’re given a new life. The shoes become inventory for small business owners, or micro-entrepreneurs, who repair, clean and sell the “upcycled” shoes for a profit.
2. The world has taken a stand to help save the environment. Shoe drive fundraisers offer schools and their communities a socially responsible way for people to dispose of unwanted footwear. Due to multiple shoe parts that are stitched and glued together, shoes can take generations to completely decompose. During this process, they emit toxins that are harmful to Earth and life on our planet.
There’s a new approach to fundraising ideas for schools, so join the movement and promote school spirit!
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