5 Keys to a Successful Shoe Fundraising Drive
Shoe drive fundraising events are a fast, easy and innovative way to raise money for your organization and make a greater impact than you thought possible. Typically your nonprofit partners with a shoe fundraising entity, which pays your organization cash for the shoes collected.
Did you know that in the United States there are approximately 600 million shoes that are thrown away each year? These discarded items end up in landfills, which produce toxins as the chemicals in the shoes begin to decompose. Because of the dozens of parts in a shoe or sneaker, it can take up to a lifetime for a single shoe to disintegrate.
Wayne Elsey is the founder and CEO of Elsey Enterprises. Among his various independent brands, he is also the founder and CEO of Funds2Orgs, a social enterprise that helps nonprofits, schools, churches, civic groups, individuals and others raise funds, while helping to support micro-enterprise (small business) opportunities in developing nations and the environment.
You can learn more about Wayne and obtain free resources, including his books on his blog, Not Your Father’s Charity.