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. Instead, identify something tangible, a fundraiser they can get behind. How will they benefit? For example: “We need to raise funds to purchase computers for the school’s library”.

2. You need supporters and volunteers. Meet with your group and decide on an action plan. As a team put in place your plan. For example: “If 100 families in our congregation commit to collect 100 pairs of shoes we will meet our goal to send the youth to camp”.

3. Finally, get the word out!–If your friends neighbors, supporters, community, or congregation don’t know about your fundraiser they cannot help with your success. Fortunately this part is easy. Just ask. You can post information and flyers on social media, put flyers out, ask your co-workers, set up a collection booth at your school pick-up/drop off loop. Just be visible.

4. Don’t re-invent the wheel. When someone shares an idea that has worked in the past, use it!– At Angel Bins we have the good fortune of working with organizations that have been very successful on a daily basis. We love to share ideas.

When Angel Bins facilitates your shoe drive you are not alone. We will be by your side cheering you on!