Types of Shoe Drives
The more you collect, the more you earn!
How to Run a Shoe Drive Fundraiser
A shoe drive fundraiser can either be a large or small event depending on what you feel comfortable setting up. It’s up to you whether you want to run the event over one day or several days. Either way though, it’s a good idea to also have a donation drop off for those who can’t attend the event. Having several “shoe charity donation drop off” zones also helps you reach more people across a larger area.
Planning your shoe drive fundraiser includes making sure that you maximize social media advertising. Ask your friends or colleagues to help you organize the shoe drive fundraiser. Try to also get volunteers for the actual event itself. It’s also helpful to provide a way for people to get hold of you and your volunteers in case they have any questions. You want to make it as easy as possible for people to bring their shoes to the donation drop off zones. A shoe drive is a fun event for everyone and the great part is that it helps people declutter their closets.
We all have those shoes we wish we’d never bought because they simply don’t suit our style. Perhaps our tastes have changed. For whatever reason, a shoe drive helps you collect shoe donations from everyone you know. You can organize special drop-off locations before and during your shoe drive.
Shoe Drive Collection Day
The big shoe drive day has arrived. Most people are more than willing to be flexible and patient when it comes to charity events. It’s the same for a shoe charity event. Your volunteers can chat with people and answer any questions. Make sure you have large bins or containers readily available for people to drop their shoes off. Depending on where you have your shoe drive, you’ll also want to think about parking and space. Perhaps you can use your local school or town hall? You might even want to expand your fundraising opportunities by selling homemade food and drinks. However, if it’s your first shoe drive, you probably want to keep it simple. Collecting shoes is your first and primary goal to focus on that and try to have fun at the same time.
What Happens After the Shoe Drive Fundraiser
We’ll be in touch with you throughout the shoe drive fundraiser process. Once the event is over and you’ve maximized your donating shoes process, we’ll come and pick them up. Make sure you package the boxes and we’ll pick up your shoe donation load within 24 hours when it’s convenient for you. We then take your shoes donation, or sneaker recyling plack, back to our warehouse. As promised, we’ll weigh everything and calculate a price for you. This will be calculated according to number of pounds as well as our transport costs. We’ll keep you informed of everything throughout the whole shoe drive process.
What Happens After the Shoe Drive Fundraiser
We’ll be in touch with you throughout the shoe drive fundraiser process. Once the event is over and you’ve maximized your donating shoe process, we’ll come and pick them up. Make sure you package the boxes and we’ll pick up your shoe donation load within 24 hours when it’s convenient for you. We then take your shoe donation, or sneaker recycling plack, back to our warehouse. As promised, we’ll weigh everything and calculate a price for you. This will be calculated according to a number of pounds as well as our transport costs. We’ll keep you informed of everything throughout the whole shoe drive process.
Shoe Drive Ideas
There are in fact several shoe drive ideas because you don’t have to simply collect shoes in one big go. Of course, the mixed shoe drive is the most obvious approach but you can also focus on sneaker recycling. The athletic shoe drive could provide variety and different shoe drive ideas for you and your team or friends. You can specifically work with your sports teams to fundraise for your next challenges, for example. Other athletic shoe drive ideas could be to support your dance, track or even marching band teams. Sneaker recycling affects so many of us and our activities. Therefore, talk to your friends and colleagues and then call us. We’ll help you decide the best way forwards.
Got Questions for Your Next Shoe Drive Fundraiser? Check Out Our FAQ
Q1 – How Much Money Can a Shoe Drive Make
This really depends on how much you can collect during your shoe charity and how far you are for us to collect. On average, one pair of shoes weighs one pound and you can make up to several thousands of dollars for several thousand of pairs of shoes in 4 to 6 weeks. So get out there and start collecting shoes. You’ll get some money for it and remember that any sneaker recycling effort is good for the environment.
Q2 – How to Collect Shoes for a Shoe Drive
Simply ask your friends, neighbors, colleagues, and anyone else you know whether at school or in your club to clean out their closets. By collecting shoes, they can help you bring hundreds, maybe thousands, of pairs of shoes together.
Q3 – How to Organize a Shoe Drive
Donating shoes is easy and we then help you with the logistics. Essentially, you want to make sure you leverage social media as much as possible and get volunteers to help you if you can. For example, will the shoe drive be happening over several days and where are the drop-off locations? We’ll help you work through all those questions so that your shoe fundraiser is covered. You can expect a maximized sneaker recycling process with hundreds of shoes donation boxes.
Q4 – Fundraise For Your Cause Through Collecting Shoes
It doesn’t matter how big or small your cause is. Either way, you’re asking people to declutter their closets by donating shoes. We then pay you per pound of shoes and send these shoes off to our micro-entrepreneur network so that they can sell them at reasonable prices. They make money and people get shoes in the process whilst you collect money for your cause.
Q5 – What Are The Benefits Of Doing A Shoe Drive Fundraiser
Through a shoe drive fundraiser, you promote social responsibility and community spirit with ease and convenience. You also have fun with something as simple as collecting shoes.
Q6 – Can you be an individual fundraiser?
Of course! We know that life is tough and that we all need a little help with some extra cash sometimes. The only people you have to convince about donating shoes is your target audience. I’m sure most people you know will be more than happy to support your shoe drive fundraiser especially if it helps them clear their space.
Q7 – What other fundraising ideas do you help with?
It’s not just about sneaker recycling and so we’ll share ideas and lessons learned from our fundraising efforts. We’ll share what we can about anything ranging from recycling, raffles and auctions to various parties and competitions