FUNDRAISER MATERIALS

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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.
Participants use collection envelopes and a
fundraising web page to collect monetary
sponsorships of new Soles4Souls flip flops and clogs.
The envelopes and fundraising supplies are
collected, packaged, and sent back to
Soles4Souls to be counted.
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
$100
$500
$1,000
$2,500
$5,000
$10,000
Pairs Sponsored
60
300
600
1,500
3,000
6,000
Raised for Your Organization
$40.00
$200.00
$400.00
$1,000.00
$2,000.00
$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.
SOME OF OUR FAVORITE FEET…
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.
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:
Prize chart to help motivate
participants to reach their goals
Sheet of Fundraising Tips
Parent packet to take home (for
student & youth organizations)
Collection envelope for
cash and checks
Soles4Souls brochures to share with
people who make contributions
FUNDRAISER MATERIALS
The Organizer Packet will contain everything you need to keep
your fundraiser simple and fun, including:
UPS label to return your fundraising
collection to Soles4Souls
DVD with Soles4Souls
videos and images to
show participants
Survival Guide to
assist you throughout
your fundraiser
A pack of extra Soles4Souls
brochures, for participants
who run out
HOW TO GET STARTED
1. Decide on the dates for your fundraiser. You must run the program for a minimum of two
weeks.
2. Fill out the Soles4Souls Fundraiser Sign-Up Forms (pages 13-14) and send them to
[email protected] or fax to (615) 391-5730, at least two weeks prior to your start date.
3. 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 protected]
4. 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.
5. Make your fundraising web site at www.soles4soulsfundraising.org to start collecting online
donations, send e-cards, and more!
HOW TO WRAP UP
1. Establish a collection point and contact person for the envelopes and funds.
2. 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.
3. If possible, convert any cash into a check made out to Soles4Souls.
4. 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.
5. 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.
*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.
CONTACT INFORMATION
Crystal Elsey
Fundraising
[email protected]
615-391-5723 (Nashville)
866-521-SHOE (Toll-free)
Corporate Headquarters
319 Martingale Drive
Old Hickory, TN 37138
www.giveshoes.org
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