Funds2Orgs Offers Schools a “New Step” to Fundraising
Shoe Drive Fundraising is Making a Huge Impact
ORLANDO, Fla.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--School is right around the corner, and soon students will be in full swing with their fundraising efforts to support their groups and offset the lack of funding for extracurricular activities.
“Our model is collect shoes via a shoe drive fundraiser, put them in the bags we supply and then our logistics team arranges pickup from your location”
Traditional fundraising ideas are generally full of calories, but Funds2Orgs offers the zero calorie alternative that is sweeping the nation with schools, churches, and civic groups. By collecting gently worn, used shoes these organizations are paid for their collections by the pound. “Our model is collect shoes via a shoe drive fundraiser, put them in the bags we supply and then our logistics team arranges pickup from your location,” added Henderson.
“Don’t be surprised if you get your neighbor's child coming to your door, handing you a bag to fill up with your excess, gently worn, used shoes for a fundraiser,” said Tom Henderson, Chief Fundraising Strategist for Funds2Orgs.
The average organization is raising close to $3k during their fundraiser event. This equates to collecting roughly 300 bags of shoes or 7500 pairs. “There is no limit and our turn key, no out of pocket approach is putting dents, large dents, into fundraising budgets,” exclaimed Henderson.
After the fundraisers, Funds2Orgs consolidates collected shoes into shipping containers and sends them to developing nations for Microenterprise operators to repurpose and sell on the streets. In addition to providing work and business opportunities, the Funds2Orgs process keeps unwanted shoes out of the landfills.
“Our for profit social enterprise has 4 strategic pillars – 1) provide money to the groups collecting to be used locally 2) employment of folks in the US at Funds2Orgs 3) Creating HOPE, OPPORTUNITY and in some cases lifting people out of poverty with a successful business and 4) Helping our carbon imprint by keeping these shoes out of landfills,” added Henderson. “This is an authentic model that is making huge strides both domestically and abroad. It is teaching people how to FISH and not giving them FISH.”
For more information, please visit www.funds2orgs.com
About Funds2Orgs: Funds2Orgs offers real, relevant and engaging fundraisers for the nonprofit sector. Recently featured in Forbes, Funds2Orgs is the latest enterprise from Wayne Elsey, founder of Soles4Souls and author of “Almost Isn’t Good Enough.” Funds2Orgs is housed in Orlando, Florida along with the other two portfolio companies.