Great Fundraising Ideas - Part Two

by Derek VanDyke 27. July 2013 15:09

Custom water bottles make a great tool for your group to raise money. A water bottle fundraiser is easy to organize and good for the environment! The teams at Back2Tap and Green Benefits specialize in water bottle fundraising and offer several great options for your group.

Benefits of a Water Bottle Fundraiser

Good for the Environment - What message does your current fundraisng program promote within your community. The use of disposable plastic bottles is simply the wrong way to drink water. Not only is it more expensive 

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Fundraising Ideas For A New Year!

by Tylor J. 21. December 2011 11:46

 

Every holiday season we take a moment to reflect on the journey of the last twelve months and look forward to the ones that lie ahead. Chances are there are a great many people considering healthier ways to live and contribute to their communities. It’s also the perfect time of year for businesses and individuals to look at their own goals and missions for the coming year and how to achieve them. There are many wonderful fundraising ideas available to organizations and Green Benefits offers green fundraising ideas to meet any objective, including:

§  Spice Fundraising with Community Spice Company

§  Stainless Steel Water Bottle Fundraising

§  Reusable Bags Fundraising

§  Personalized Apparel Fundraising

These are just a few custom fundraising ideas to kick off a New Year of fundraising events.  Green Benefits also provides tailored fundraising ideas to meet the specific needs of individuals and organizations. In fact, we thoroughly enjoy fundraising ideas that generate awareness for a particular environmental or social cause. That said, let’s explore some various green fundraising ideas for the coming year.

With a focus on educational systems and local school districts, Green Benefits hopes to attract a younger generation to the environmentally and culturally-aware ranks thus promoting sustainable values of economy, environment, and equity within their communities. Schools are wonderful ways to reach entire communities because both are often intertwined. Kids learn exciting information during the school day and bring that knowledge home with them. Many green fundraising ideas are full of fun information and products that promote conservation and recycling efforts within communities. They offer families, schools, and other organizations a simple, enjoyable, and profitable way to contribute to important causes while instilling sustainable living habits.

Awareness campaigns are another form of green fundraising that address topics of local, national, even global concern. An awareness campaign or event can serve several simultaneous purposes which is why they are a great fundraising idea. An organization can set out on a campaign to raise awareness about a concern or movement by using traditional fundraising ideas, like reusable bags or stainless steel water bottles, to self-promote and encourage others to join in or contribute to the cause. Quite often an organization will produce a custom logo or message to print on a sustainable product and sell their goods to raise money for the cause and gain valuable attention as a committed supporter. Local causes are a very effective way to rally a community and gain exposure to your organization’s goals.

One great example is the Take Back the Tap Campaign for schools. This is a great cause, a great fundraising idea and a great way to raise awareness. Take Back the Tap is a program initiated by Food and Water Watch to help consumers and organizations better understand the importance of eliminating bottled water from our daily lives and why tap water is the healthier, safer, and the more environmentally sound choice. Green Benefits has used this initiative with local universities to help them reduce the use of plastic on their campuses while boosting school spirit with custom stainless steel water bottles and coffee mugs.

Another wonderful fundraising idea can be built on the Green Benefits Spice Fundraiser. Working with Community Spice Company we’ve created a fundraiser to encourage more time at the dinner table and in the family kitchen. Food and meal times have historically been the glue of family life and today’s fast-paced world has diminished this to some degree. We feel it is important to re-instill those values in our communities and what better way to do it than offer tantalizing, premium spices as an original, simple, and widely-loved fundraiser? Let’s bring the family and communities together through inspiring foods and creative kitchens!

There are many other fundraising ideas and awareness campaigns to explore and ultimately make your own. The Green Benefits team is always ready to help you build and create an event and the New Year is the best time to start planning for how you will contribute to your community, health, and our planet.

 

 

The Woodlands High School: Stainless Steel Bottles for Charity!

by Tylor J. 14. December 2011 14:57

 

Congratulations to the The Woodlands High School’s Science National Honor Society in Texas for a successful stainless steel water bottle fundraising campaign. Every year their Science National Honor Society raises money for two charities of their choice. This year they sold our stainless steel water bottles to raise awareness and charity funds for Smile Train and The Water Project.

Smile Train is a charitable organization dedicated to providing life-changing cleft palate surgery to children that would otherwise be unable to afford this crucial expense. Not to mention the various cultural and societal challenges that arises as a result of this crippling disfigurement.

The Water Project is a non-profit entity that works tirelessly to bring safe drinking water and sanitation to communities across the globe that do not have access to these basic human necessities. Even communities living near a water source are not necessarily guaranteed safe drinking water or sanitation methods. Water truly is our most sacred resource and is becoming highly endangered in many corners of the world.

Choosing a stainless steel water bottle to help raise funds for both of these amazing charitable organizations not only raises awareness on a global scale, but also calls to attention the need to conserve locally. Nurturing a local appreciation for water conservancy and diverting further plastic waste from our landfills is reason enough to consider using a reusable, stainless steel water bottle. 

This is why Green Benefits enjoys providing a wide array of fundraising platforms. There are many creative methods beyond stainless steel water bottle sales. For instance, a favorite of ours is the “Take Back the Tap” campaign. Any school can get in on this nationally recognized awareness campaign and they can do it in a manner that is relevant to their own community.

For that matter, there are plenty of options in products to help raise awareness in water conservation and waste reduction. The benefits are often two-fold when it comes to green fundraising. For instance, if one dollar was set aside from the sale of each bottle at a quantity of 250, that’s an easy $250 to give to any charity of choice on top of your projected profit margins. In fact, building this into your green fundraising event transparently may provide even greater selling points. Everyone loves ways to give easily and confidently.

At Green Benefits we give 1% of our total annual sales to OnePercentForThePlanet.org. This organization provides a very effective way for businesses to contribute to environmental conservation efforts globally while creating an alliance of global businesses and environmental initiatives. Therefore any company bearing the 1% logo within their business or online has earned credibility in its commitment to sustainable efforts.

This is true of any organization that commits a percentage of any fundraiser, stainless steel water bottles or otherwise, to a charitable social or environmental effort. The way to a brighter and greener future is in the hands of each individual, each business, each teacher and student.

Thanks to the compassion and combined efforts of organizations and clubs like The Woodlands High School’s Science National Honor Society, individual efforts really can make a difference. 

 

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