Angel Bin Tips, Ideas and Stories

We love Shoe Drive Fundraisers!
February 24, 2017

We love Shoe Drive Fundraisers!

Our team is passionate about helping you host a successful fundraiser. We love learning about your program, what you are fundraising for, and helping you raise needed funds. And we are thrilled to receive great reviews! “It was nice to work with you and your team.” ~Kennedy High School Soccer “We are so excited to …Continue reading We love Shoe Drive Fundraisers!

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Fundraising Ideas from Esperanza HS Ladies Lacrosse
February 8, 2017

Fundraising Ideas from Esperanza HS Ladies Lacrosse

Esperanza High School’s Ladies Lacrosse hosted a shoe drive fundraiser and raised $1,441.00. They needed to raise funds to purchase equipment, Penneys (practice uniforms), and pay for tournaments. We love to hear fundraising ideas and success tips from programs we work with. Here is what Esperanza Lacrosse shared… Why did you decide to do a …Continue reading Fundraising Ideas from Esperanza HS Ladies Lacrosse

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Shoes That Don’t Fit or You Don’t Wear Create Funds
January 23, 2017

Shoes That Don’t Fit or You Don’t Wear Create Funds

Like many of our readers, I look forward to daily emails from Pinterest. I enjoy the cleaver photos, the cool quotes, and of course great ideas. Today in my inbox the trending pin,”150 Things to Throw Away Today: (To Clear Your Mind and Soul)”. Perfect timing, just this morning, decluttering was added to my “to …Continue reading Shoes That Don’t Fit or You Don’t Wear Create Funds

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Why Host a Shoe Drive Fundraiser?
January 16, 2017

Why Host a Shoe Drive Fundraiser?

When you host a shoe drive fundraiser you will raise thousands of dollars for your charitable cause. At Angel Bins, we provide a no cost fundraising solution that makes sense. During your shoe drive campaign simply get the word out to your friends, neighbors, and supporters to clean out their closets and donate their unwanted …Continue reading Why Host a Shoe Drive Fundraiser?

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January 2017 Photo Contest
January 7, 2017

January 2017 Photo Contest

Angel Bins January 2017 photo contest is going full swing. Each month we offer our charities the opportunity to raise an additional $100 when they receive the most likes for their photo posted on our Facebook page. Have you voted for your favorite yet?https://www.facebook.com/pg/angelbinsfundraising/photos/?tab=album&album_id=1196233873790865

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Got Fundraising Goals?
January 4, 2017

Got Fundraising Goals?

Follow these 3 steps to meet your fundraising goals?   The holiday break is over and the new year is here. School is back in session, and the reality sets in that you have not yet met your fundraising goals. Winter and Spring fundraising can certainly be more challenging than Fall momentum. In January, supporters …Continue reading Got Fundraising Goals?

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Happy Shoe Year!
December 30, 2016

Happy Shoe Year!

  We wish you a very happy, healthy, and prosperous 2017. Happy New Year from Angel Bins

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Why Schnauzers Love Rescued Shoes
December 20, 2016

Why Schnauzers Love Rescued Shoes

Angel Bins facilitates shoe drive fundraisers for many important charitable programs like schools, churches, adoptions, sports teams, animal rescue programs, adoption fundraisers, and more. Fundraising through shoe drives has connected us with so many amazing people and their causes! Schnauzer Love Rescue Inc. is committed to proving loving homes to rescued schnauzers. This 501(c)(3) non …Continue reading Why Schnauzers Love Rescued Shoes

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Need Fundraising Tips?
October 31, 2016

Need Fundraising Tips?

Hosting a Successful Shoe Drive Fundraiser in 4 Easy Steps   1. First of all, before you start, you need to know exactly “what for” and “why” you are fundraising. Most programs simply are under budget and need general funds. Unfortunately, if you fundraise for the “general fund” your supporters may not be overly enthusiastic. …Continue reading Need Fundraising Tips?

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It’s all about the photo
September 27, 2016

It’s all about the photo

On our Facebook Page you will find a monthly photo contest. It’s a place where our customers share photos from their fundraisers and others vote on their favorite picture. Whichever picture has the most likes at the end of the month will win $100 towards their fundraiser! It’s an awesome opportunity to raise awareness to …Continue reading It’s all about the photo

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School Fundraising Season
August 19, 2016

School Fundraising Season

The hustle and bustle of class registration, gathering school supplies, clothes shopping, the anticipation of classes, and the welcome PTA meeting… All the traditions of the new school year. Once the kids are back to school, it’s not done. Now your work begins. (Yes you. Because if you are reading this you are likely a …Continue reading School Fundraising Season

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School is around the corner
August 3, 2016

School is around the corner

Angel Bins has a proven record helping schools and teams raise the money needed.

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It’s Time To Raise Money!
June 6, 2016

It’s Time To Raise Money!

Are you looking for fundraising options? Angel Bins has a NO COST SOLUTION to help you raise much needed money for your non profit! What kind of fundraising options are there with Angel Bins?   MIXED SHOE DRIVE ATHLETIC SHOE DRIVE CHILDREN’S SHOE DRIVE FILL A TRUCK SHOE DRIVE Who have we helped? Schools, Teams, …Continue reading It’s Time To Raise Money!

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Adoption Fundraisers
May 23, 2016

Adoption Fundraisers

Angel Bins has been extremely lucky to be one part of the story for many adoptions for four years. Children from all over the world have been given forever homes because of over 50 families that have chosen to sacrifice their time, their creative ideas, and of course LOVE. Adoption is an extremely expensive endeavor. …Continue reading Adoption Fundraisers

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Fundraising Ideas for Sports
April 4, 2016

Fundraising Ideas for Sports

Sports Team Fundraising!

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Random Act of Kindness
February 17, 2016

Random Act of Kindness

We love when there are special days of the year that remind us to be kind. Today is Random Act of Kindness day. Today is a great day to plan a way to help someone else. How can you help your favorite non profit? Your church, your kids teams, the elementary school you work at. …Continue reading Random Act of Kindness

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Angel Bins Athletic Shoe Drive Fundraiser is an awesome way to raise funds
January 28, 2016

Angel Bins Athletic Shoe Drive Fundraiser is an awesome way to raise funds

The Angel Bins team is always finding great ways to help your school, church, team or charity. In this blog, we will be showcasing Angel Bins Athletic Shoe Drive fundraiser. We came up with this unique idea last year after discussing the global need for quality shoes. From a public health perspective as well as …Continue reading Angel Bins Athletic Shoe Drive Fundraiser is an awesome way to raise funds

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A prosperous New Year
January 5, 2016

A prosperous New Year

Angel Bins was founded as a unique no cost fundraising solution. Since our very first shoe drive in Spring 2012, over $1.5 Million dollars has been generated for charitable causes! (To be exact, $1,515,855.55 as of today) We have had the great privilege to partner with so many amazing volunteers and important organizations. Driven by …Continue reading A prosperous New Year

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#Thankful
November 27, 2015

#Thankful

At Angel Bins, we are so thankful for all of our customers, and all of the stories that we are lucky enough to be a part of. We hope all of you had a wonderful Thanksgiving with your family and friends, and a continued amazing holiday season.         We look forward to …Continue reading #Thankful

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National Adoption Month
November 6, 2015

National Adoption Month

It’s National Adoption Month and here at Angel Bins we are so thankful that we have been able to help 21 families so far with their adoptions since 2012. 21 families have raised almost $100,000 to bring orphans to families by hosting shoe drives within their communities. It has been amazing to watch these communities …Continue reading National Adoption Month

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Good Soles No Holes
October 22, 2015

Good Soles No Holes

You’re hosting a shoe drive and need some tips? Below are some good ways to host a successful and organized shoe drive. First tip: TALK ABOUT IT! Set goals, make flyers, talk it up on social media, and share away within your community! Think about where you can place boxes for shoes. See if you …Continue reading Good Soles No Holes

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Top Ten and a Challenge
September 14, 2015

Top Ten and a Challenge

We are offering an extra $100 for your fundraiser if you can BEAT the #1 GROUP record (Forbes/Kelliher Adoption) or BEAT the #1 INDIVIDUAL record (Jensen Adoption).

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Back to School Fundraising
August 18, 2015

Back to School Fundraising

It’s that time of year again! The air gets crisper, leaves start turning colors, and the evenings get chilly. The kids are picking out new backpacks and new shoes. It’s Back to School! Every year schools have to be creative managing their budgets. There are so many things kids need but schools have a difficult …Continue reading Back to School Fundraising

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Support in Chile
July 20, 2015

Support in Chile

When a shoe drive fundraiser is being hosted, one of the first questions that gets asked is “What happens to the shoes?” Below is a great example of what happens to the used items donated to help people raise money!

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Shandy Africa Project
June 26, 2015

Shandy Africa Project

This all started out as a childhood dream. After watching programs on the starving children from around the world, it hurt my heart to see that there were so many children that not only didn’t have the basic necessities that I was provided growing up (clean water, daily meals, shelter, a family, good health, and …Continue reading Shandy Africa Project

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An adoption shoe drive story
May 28, 2015

An adoption shoe drive story

The McBride Family hosted a Fill A Bin Shoe Drive for their adoption. Now 4 year old Owen is one step closer to his forever family because many people helped collect 9,500 pairs of shoes.

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Gently used clothing are finding a new life
May 13, 2015

Gently used clothing are finding a new life

Angel Bins can help you put your used clothing to good use… saving resources, making a difference in families overseas while raising money for your fundraiser! Summer is approaching. It’s time to go through your fall and winter clothing and clean out that closet to add fun, bright summer clothes. But what to do about …Continue reading Gently used clothing are finding a new life

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Lost and Found Fundraiser
May 4, 2015

Lost and Found Fundraiser

Towards the end of the school year the Lost and Found closet is bulging at schools all around the country. Items are put out in hopes of finding the owners. Multiple notices go home for parents to remind their children to pick up their lost shirts, sweatshirts, hats, etc. When the laughter of children has …Continue reading Lost and Found Fundraiser

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Earth Day 2015
April 13, 2015

Earth Day 2015

We are all thinking about ways to preserve our earth. Recycling… Reusing things we have used is a great way to do it. When you think of everything that goes into the landfills, do you know that textiles and shoes are also a percentage that end up there?  The U.S. EPA estimates that textile waste …Continue reading Earth Day 2015

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Spring Clean and Fundraising
March 31, 2015

Spring Clean and Fundraising

It’s that time of year again… Spring Cleaning! We all need to go through our closets. Do you have clothes too small, too big, or out of fashion? Do you have shoes that hurt your feet, that you don’t love, or just want some new ones and need to make space for them? Spring is …Continue reading Spring Clean and Fundraising

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One Million Mark
March 10, 2015

One Million Mark

AngelBins innovative Fundraising ideas for schools & charities PRESS RELEASE: Angel Bins has generated 1 million dollars for schools and charities LOS ANGELES, California- February 26, 2015- Angel Bins began as a unique fundraising idea 2 1/2 years ago. This week, Angel Bins announced that they have generated over 1 million dollars for schools and …Continue reading One Million Mark

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Angel Bins creates employment
March 3, 2015

Angel Bins creates employment

Our Los Angeles warehouse has a great team, employing 85 people. But that is only part of the story: Clothing and shoes sent to developing countries meet the needs of providing quality clothing and shoes at a very low cost. Goods are sold at street markets by locals. These family micro-enterprises, often operated by women, …Continue reading Angel Bins creates employment

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What happens to the stuff?
March 2, 2015

What happens to the stuff?

Angel Bins began as a unique fundraising idea when the owner of Samiyatex, a recycling warehouse, envisioned a better solution for school fundraising. The Los Angeles business, had been purchasing unwanted clothing and shoes from thrift shops for over 2 decades: Why not offer the same to schools? In 2012 Angel Bins, was established as …Continue reading What happens to the stuff?

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Donate Shoes and Clothes
February 16, 2015

Donate Shoes and Clothes

Your unwanted items can be re-worn by others, or recycled, reducing the need to manufacture more, and saving our natural resources.

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Your guide to a succesful fundraiser
February 9, 2015

Your guide to a succesful fundraiser

You’ve done your research on non-profit fundraiser ideas and have decided to host an Angel Bins shoe drive fundraiser or clothes drive fundraiser. GREAT! Here are some tips to find success during your fundraiser!     Offer incentives for groups that are helping you! A great example of that would be class competitions in your …Continue reading Your guide to a succesful fundraiser

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Community Fundraising spotlight
February 5, 2015

Community Fundraising spotlight

Successful fundraising ideas can start small. Angel Bins Partners with many outstanding community outreach programs.

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Raising Money in the New Year
January 19, 2015

Raising Money in the New Year

Angel Bins has partnered with families on their adoption journey, elementary PTA fundraisers, high school fundraisers, church fundraisers, medical fundraisers, team fundraisers, and community outreach fundraisers.

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Football Fundraiser
January 7, 2015

Football Fundraiser

FOOTBALL FUNDRAISER: Our volunteers were tired of buying and selling. We needed to find a free and eco friendly fundraiser.

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Why Recycle: It Pays To Recycle
December 26, 2014

Why Recycle: It Pays To Recycle

WHY RECYCLE? It pays! Angel Bins come in; we pay you to recycle your gently used textile items so you in turn can help the water crisis and still earn money for your favorite organization or charity. We offer creative fundraising ideas to help you recycle old clothes, shoes and other textiles.

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Adoption Fundraiser that WORKS
December 4, 2014

Adoption Fundraiser that WORKS

Angel Bins has had the opportunity to partner with very special groups.  Near and dear to our hearts are our adoption families.  In the last year, we have worked with 16 families to complete fundraisers and help bring children home to their forever families.  We currently have five adoption fundraisers in the works in Tennessee, …Continue reading Adoption Fundraiser that WORKS

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Fundraising Ideas in California
November 24, 2014

Fundraising Ideas in California

There are a variety of needs for fundraising in California, and Angel Bins has partnered with many non-profits to provide a NO COST solution

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Thankful for our community
November 21, 2014

Thankful for our community

“It’s awesome to be part of the Angel Bins team. -We are simply a series of people partnerships planned to help people. It’s pretty amazing! -It starts with NO COST fundraising solutions to help schools, churches, teams and non profits. Once the fundraiser is complete the clothing and shoes are processed and distributed, creating employment …Continue reading Thankful for our community

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Meet Baby Cora
July 7, 2014

Meet Baby Cora

The Beaumont Rotary Club raised over $9000 by hosting a shoe drive. With the outpouring of love and support from the community, the possibilities are endless!

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Meet Terri Pilawa
May 15, 2014

Meet Terri Pilawa

Terri Pilawa is a 44 year old woman who is dying.  Terri was diagnosed with NSIP (Non specific Interstitial Pneumonia) Pulmonary Fibrosis August 2010.  NSIP is an autoimmune progressive lung disease, causing her lungs to scar (hardening/honeycomb lung), and there is no cure for her.  Her prognosis is respiratory failure.  Terri desperately needs a double lung transplant …Continue reading Meet Terri Pilawa

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Earth Day
April 17, 2014

Earth Day

As Earth Day approaches, we all become more aware of things we can do to help our earth. There are many Think put button. One probably cyst wash dinner great for superior. activities that are planned, beach clean ups, park beautifications, hikes, visiting nature preserves etc. Schools talk to the students about our earth, and …Continue reading Earth Day

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Make-A-Wish “Walk for Wishes” events
March 24, 2014

Make-A-Wish “Walk for Wishes” events

Make-A-Wish Orange County and the Inland Empire is having two Walk For Wishes® events this April and Angel Bins is so excited to be a part of these great events! The Inland Empire Walk is Saturday, April 12, from 8:30 a.m. to noon, at Castle Park in Riverside. The Orange County Walk is Saturday, April …Continue reading Make-A-Wish “Walk for Wishes” events

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How do I raise money for my community outreach program?
February 6, 2014

How do I raise money for my community outreach program?

Does your local church provide a wonderful preschool program but is lacking in necessary funds to keep the school running? Is there a community youth program to provide activities after school for at risk youth? Does your church food pantry look bare?There are so many wonderful community programs that offer a multitude of services that …Continue reading How do I raise money for my community outreach program?

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Successful Fundraising tips
January 17, 2014

Successful Fundraising tips

You need to raise money.  You heard that word that makes everyone groan.  ”Fundraiser”.  We understand and Angel Bins is here to be your partner in fundraising. Sports Teams Kids Choir Church Fundraising Emergency Medical Needs Adoption Fundraiser PTA Band Fundraising Sports Wheelchairs School Fundraisers Your Favorite Non Profit The list goes on into infinity. So …Continue reading Successful Fundraising tips

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No Cost Fundraising!
January 14, 2014

No Cost Fundraising!

How much do you HATE fundraising time at your child’s school? Dreading the magazine drive that gives your kids dreams of pizza parties, BMX shows, and ice cream for all if they give 20 addresses of their closest friends and family members? We understand the necessity for adding money to the school budget, and we …Continue reading No Cost Fundraising!

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Kicks for a Kidney
December 2, 2013

Kicks for a Kidney

Meet the Thomas Family. This family adopted Gavin, their seven year old son, from Bulgaria early this year. His beautiful brown eyes called out to them, and they worked hard to bring him home as soon as possible to be able to provide the necessary medical treatment Gavin needs. The time has come for Gavin …Continue reading Kicks for a Kidney

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Team Sachs
November 20, 2013

Team Sachs

This summer, as a father was playing in the Huntington Beach waves with his daughter, his life was changed dramatically. Jeff was diving into the waves, as most of us have done many times, somehow injured himself,

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What do you recycle?
November 8, 2013

What do you recycle?

When you think of recycling, you probably automatically think of glass, plastic, and aluminum. The next thing that comes to mind is e-waste, cardboard and metal. Do you ever wonder what happens to discarded textiles? According the EPA (Environmental Protection Agency), 2 million tons, or only 15% of all clothing is currently being re-used or recycled. …Continue reading What do you recycle?

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An introduction
November 3, 2013

An introduction

Have you ever wondered how Angel Bins started? Here’s the story! There were two motivating factors that started it all. 1. Charities and non profits are always struggling to raise money. Not everyone has money to donate to their favorite charities and non profits. 2. People do always have clothing and shoes in their closets …Continue reading An introduction

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