Fundraising can be stressful, complicated and overall tiring. But fundraising with GotSneakers can be easy, simple, up and running. Fundraising with us is different, our sneaker drive fundraiser provides benefits that extend far beyond your doorstep.
Our mission is to partner with the sneaker community to recycle and reuse quality pre-loved sneakers. Our sneaker drive fundraiser keeps sneakers out of landfills and reduces toxic chemicals from being released in our air and soil. All reusable sneakers from our sneaker drive fundraiser program are recirculated to secondhand markets so people can access quality, pre-owned footwear at affordable prices. All heavily used and damaged footwear is recycled to reuse materials or to convert waste into new energy.
When you have a monthly shoe drive that’s recurring, you’re bringing awareness to your cause like clockwork. Consistency is key and donors will see how consistent you are with monthly sneaker drives. Make sure your message is the same across the board from your Facebook, Instagram, and all other social media posts to the landing page on your website. You have to identify the type of donors you want to attract which would be sneaker lovers and make the donation process as smooth as can be. If donors are happy with how donations go, the word can travel fast and they can tell other potential donors.
At GotSneakers we offer a vast array of marketing and public relations resources for fundraisers which include tips, email templates, social media assets, and a press release. You should be sure to partner with the right organizations that share the same vision and goal as you. That’s how great partnerships are built.
Our fundraising process is as easy as tying your shoes. First, you sign up and complete the registration form to request your free fundraiser kit. You’ll receive sneaker collection bags with pre-paid shipping labels and an email with digital resources to support your fundraiser. There will be no shipping costs. Second, ship your sneakers off by simply filling your bags with sneakers and dropping them off at any UPS or FedEx location. Lastly, watch the money come in as new deliveries are processed daily and recorded into our system. All sneaker collection bags are labeled with a unique code linked to your account. All payments are sent electronically by email on or before the 15th of every month for all sneakers that were received during the prior month.
In the United States, at least 200 million pairs of shoes and sneakers end up in landfills each year. Shoes in landfills can take 30 to 40 years to decompose. Harmful chemicals are emitted into the soil and air which pollutes our surroundings. The environmental benefits of recycling and reusing sneakers are significant. Since we started out on our mission, GotSneakers has stopped 75 million pounds of CO2 from entering the atmosphere. We’ve also recycled and reused 2.5 million pairs of shoes and we’re not stopping there.
Sign up to receive your free fundraiser kit and get started with your monthly campaign today! We’re looking forward to working with you.