Set Up Collection Sites

Talk to Potential Shoe Bin Hosts at Convenient Locations
  • Do Your Homework: Research running stores, gyms, schools, and local businesses that might serve as convenient shoe collection sites.
  • Go for it! If the businessperson or school administrator gives you permission to set up a shoe bin, set up a time when you can bring in the collection box and marketing materials when that person will be there.
  • Also Ask for Sponsorship: Approaching companies about hosting a shoe collection bin is also a great time ask them for sponsorship funding to name the shoe drive in their honor, or for in-kind donations to use as raffle prizes and awards for top volunteers. For instance, your school might print copies of your marketing materials for you, and a sports store might donate new shoes so that your drive can include a goal percentage of brand new shoes.
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