Your community group or business can help us with a Fund Drive!
Hold a fund drive at your school, business or community group.
Hold raffles for a day off with pay, reserved parking spots, getaways, etc.
Have an “empty your pockets” day (or week) and collect all the pennies, nickels, dimes and quarters from everyone.
Host a holiday party and instead of bringing gifts, wrap a picture of the gift you would have brought for a friend or colleague to unwrap and donate the money instead.
Steps to Coordinate a Fund Drive:
Register Your Event: Let us know what you’re planning to do and when your event is taking place. We can provide you with supplies. To register your event and coordinate supply pickups please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Choose Your Location: Be sure that the drop off location is well marked and easy to get to. Posting “Food Drive Drop-Off Point” signs. Enhance your collection by using Hopelink collection barrels, sleeves, and posters. Put these where people can see them, but don’t obstruct foot/vehicular traffic. If you’re holding a drive at school consider having barrels inside the entrance where the most foot traffic is.
Set a Date!
Decide on the Details: Choose a theme, type of drive, and the duration of the drive. Decide if you want the drive to be a one-time collection event or a multi-week competition between classrooms or offices. Many drives take place over a week or more, so people have a longer period of time to bring in their items.
Select Drive Leaders: Select dependable people with good leadership skills, and enough free time to be helpful.
Orient Your Drive Leaders: Explain the need for food, confirm dates, and explain drive procedures.
Spread the Word!: Create a slogan that relates to your organization; Send out the suggested food list provided by Hopelink; Two weeks before the drive publicize it in school newsletters, online, in e-newletters, on posters and bulletin boards; Hold a kick off event and ask people to bring cans of food for admission.
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