Fundraising With An Aluminum Can Crusher
I know that most of us have very little time to do all the things we
have to do in a days time. Thats why I wrote the most important and
basic steps first and the the details later.
In a nutshell, this is how this fundraising idea works.
Ready? Here you go.....
1. Get a Can Crusher and mount it in an easily accessible area with lots of traffic.
2. Install a poster next to it explaining that all proceeds from the sale of recycled aluminum cans goes to "X" charity.
3. Pickup a bag full of
crushed cans once a week or more often as needed. Take to a recycling
center and sell. The more can crushers you have in place the more
more your organization can make.
What's hard about that?
This fundraising method results in nearly immediate cash flow
for your group on a weekly, monthly or even daily basis. It all
depends on the traffic in the area you have your can crusher located.
Depending on the trash
bag you use. We use the 30 gallon size. A full bag of crushed cans
comes to about $10.00 to $14.00 here due to cans being about 70 cents a
lb. This will vary depending on the price of aluminum in your area.
Call any recycling or scrap metal company and inquire about selling
aluminum cans. The thing that is so good about this fundraising method
is that your group doesn't have to beg for funds. Begging on street corners seems to be pretty popular now a days
and not just for homeless people. I've seen school and church groups
waving signs and holding out coffee cans trying to beg money at traffic
lights. Is this how you want your group to fund itself?
Who Can Use this Method of Fundraising?
This method of fundraising is relatively passive. Meaning that
you don't have to stand there to make money. This can crusher system
makes money day in and day out in the name of your charity. It is a
great way for scouts, choirs, bands, clubs of every stripe, teams,
etc, to fund their endeavors.
Everybody knows of some high traffic area where people drink
sodas. It is a relatively small thing to get permission to put a can
crusher up. It looks great for the company allowing it as it shows
community involvement and conservation awareness. The company gets a
lot of goodwill with no real effort on their part. Some groups get
companies and individuals to purchase the can crushers and act as
sponsors. That way the charity doesn't have to put any money out at
all for equipment. The companies and individuals can attach posters or
stickers to the can crushers so proving their support of your
particular group. Plus it should be a total write off for the
You can see that the more can crushing systems you have in place
the more they generate income. Just do the math depending on how much
your group needs in a month.
1. Recycling is good!
Say that over and over to those who don't do it. Responsible people
recycle and irresponsible people don't. It's as simple as that.
2. Recycling is needed!
Take a trip out to a landfill sometime. The sight and smell is a
shocker. Any way that we can reduce that giant pile of refuse is
necessary and needed. Waste is sad in just about all forms. We can
reduce our energy demand, water use, and land space by very simple
and established recycling efforts.
3. Every effort Counts!
Starting children young recycling is just part of teaching them right
from wrong. The small things add up. We can all make some impact.
Do your children , yourself, and the world a favor.