This year, I have partnered with Savers® and Value Village™ to share their FUNDrive® program. Through the program, your decluttered bags from the 40 BAGS IN 40 DAYS Challenge raise funds for your nonprofit organization or school. How awesome is that?
Since talking about this program on our recent Facebook live, I’ve heard from several of you who have already done a FUNDrive for your Cub Scouts, schools, and other nonprofits.
The FUNDrive program is simple and has already helped many organizations in a big way. You combine efforts with others in your church, school, sports team, or other nonprofit to collect donations of used goods and Savers will buy your items. The proceeds going to the organization you are a part of.
You can do a FUNDrive® in three simple steps:
- Schedule: Set up your FUNDrive with the help of the easy online toolkit.
- Collect: Collect gently used clothing and household items.
- Get Paid: Savers/Value Village pays your organization directly to purchase the items.
If you get 10 friends to collect 40 bags each, your nonprofit would earn around $1,000 (based on a typical FUNDrive, the weight of 400 13-gallon sized bags generates around $1,000).
Over the years, many people have shared the 40 BAGS IN 40 DAYS Challenge and created their own small group challenge with their friends, or those in their church or community. I love this! Take it one step further and start a FUNDrive, and the group will walk away with a check benefitting the nonprofit.
So many people love the idea of getting rid of their stuff and reducing the stress the clutter is causing, yet also want to be mindful with their donations. They want to choose a worthy cause for their donations to benefit and want them to be saved from a landfill. One of the biggest questions I get, especially from people that organize locally is what to do with the stuff? Hosting a FUNDrive solves all of that, and gives you one place to focus on donating your items.
Savers will purchase a wide range of items including: gently-used clothing, linens, jewelry, shoes, accessories (such as belts and purses), CDs/DVDs, electrical items, toys & games, kitchen items, knick knacks, sporting goods, and small household items. There is no minimum amount required, and Savers will pay to purchase the donations your organization collects.
Savers, also known as Value Village in the Northwest, is a for-profit, global thrift retailer offering great quality, gently used clothing, accessories and household goods. The Rethink Reuse™ business model of purchasing, reselling and recycling gives communities a smart way to shop and keeps more than 700 million pounds of used goods from landfills each year. Savers works with nonprofit organizations by paying them for donated goods, which supports their vital community programs and services. Savers operates over 330 stores in the U.S., Canada and Australia.