SOLES4SOULS FUNDRAISER: Give hope. Get funds. Soles4Souls offers a new kind of fundraiser for your organization—the kind that makes a difference in lives around the world.
1 Participants use collection envelopes and a fundraising web page to collect monetary sponsorships of new Soles4Souls flip flops and clogs.
2 The envelopes and fundraising supplies are collected, packaged, and sent back to Soles4Souls to be counted.
3 Soles4Souls sends the sponsored shoes to children in need all over the world, and sends your organization a check for 40% of the total collected!
$1 = 1 PAIR! How many shoes will Soles4Souls send? Total Collected Pairs Sponsored Raised for Your Organization $100 60 $40.00 $500 300 $200.00 $1,000 600 $400.00 $2,500 1,500 $1,000.00 $5,000 3,000 $2,000.00 $10,000 6,000 $4,000.00
1 PAIR = 1 LIFE! Why are shoes important? In many countries, children walk barefoot on rough, rocky, uneven, or dangerous terrain. The simple gift of shoes can give those children protection from cuts, wounds, infections… even the transmission of disease. In fact, 55% of all world diseases can be prevented with proper sanitation and footwear! The shoes your organization sponsors will keep children safe from injury and infection, as well as give them hope for a brighter tomorrow.
Rafael is three and has never owned a pair of shoes, just like his five brothers and sisters. His mother, who lives alone with the children outside the Tegucigalpa City Dump, said she is happy her children will be able to walk to school three miles down the dirt road more safely. Honduras has a high prevalence rate of Hookworm infection, and many children like Rafael are at direct risk for infection. Ana is a second grader who lives with her family in the South Bronx, New York – America’s lowest income district. She came with 450 classmates to a Soles4Souls/World Vision event and left with a new pair of shoes and a wide grin. “Now I’m ready to go back to school!” she exclaimed. SOME OF OUR FAVORITE FEET…
INDIVIDUAL REWARDS Not only will fundraiser participants expand awareness of a global need, develop their sense of social responsibility , and impact lives across the globe – they’ll earn great prizes, too! Soles4Souls is happy to reward fundraisers who work hard to help us fulfill our mission to Change the World One Pair at a Time®… You can check out our super cool fundraiser prize chart on the next page!
FUNDRAISER MATERIALS All fundraiser materials will arrive in pre-organized packets – one for each participant, and one for the fundraiser organizer. Each Participant Packet will contain: Collection envelope for cash and checks Soles4Souls brochures to share with people who make contributions Parent packet to take home (for student & youth organizations) Sheet of Fundraising Tips Prize chart to help motivate participants to reach their goals
The Organizer Packet will contain everything you need to keep your fundraiser simple and fun, including: Survival Guide to assist you throughout your fundraiser A pack of extra Soles4Souls brochures, for participants who run out FUNDRAISER MATERIALS UPS label to return your fundraising collection to Soles4Souls DVD with Soles4Souls videos and images to show participants
<ul><li>HOW TO GET STARTED </li></ul><ul><li>Decide on the dates for your fundraiser. You must run the program for a minimum of two weeks. </li></ul><ul><li>Fill out the Soles4Souls Fundraiser Sign-Up Forms (pages 13-14) and send them to firstname.lastname@example.org or fax to (615) 391-5730, at least two weeks prior to your start date. </li></ul><ul><li>Spread the word! Put an announcement is your newsletter, bulletin, or on your web site. Fill out your press release and return it to email@example.com. </li></ul><ul><li>Get your fundraisers excited and involved! Their level of investment will determine the success of your fundraiser. Show videos from our web site or from the DVD, make banners, decorate collection jars, and write letters to friends and family. </li></ul><ul><li>Make your fundraising web site at www.soles4soulsfundraising.org to start collecting online donations, send e-cards, and more! </li></ul>
<ul><li>HOW TO WRAP UP </li></ul><ul><li>Establish a collection point and contact person for the envelopes and funds. </li></ul><ul><li>Verify that the total in each envelope matches the total recorded on the front, and have the participant write the code for their prize choice (A1, A2, etc.) underneath the total. </li></ul><ul><li>If possible, convert any cash into a check made out to Soles4Souls. </li></ul><ul><li>Return the envelopes and funds to Soles4Souls within two weeks of the end of your fundraiser, using the prepaid shipping label included in your materials package. </li></ul><ul><li>Within 14 days of receiving your materials, Soles4Souls will send your organization a check for 40% of the total collected. Within 30 days of receipt, Soles4Souls will issue a receipt and acknowledgement to each individual donor recognizing their donation. </li></ul><ul><li>*Soles4Souls is recognized by the IRS as a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization, and all donations are eligible for tax advantages. Please contact our office if your organization’s policy on handling funds differs from our standard policy. </li></ul>