We will be collecting shoes at our adoption events (Saturdays at the PetSmart at 8380 Westheimer Road from 11-4PM) on the following dates:
- Saturdays in March: 3/19 & 3/26
- Saturdays in April: 4/2, 4/9, 4/16, 4/23 & 4/30
- Saturdays in May: 5/7 & 5/14
There will be a box at adoption events where you can deposit your shoes.
We will be partnering with WoofTrax and Funds2Orgs for this fundraiser. WoofTrax supports shelters all over the US by having an app users can download on their phones, raising money for the shelter of their choice when they walk and log their steps with the app. Funds2Orgs is a company that specializes in shoe fundraisers for non-profit organizations, like Houston Pets Alive.
How Houston Pets Alive earns funds:
For every pound of shoes we donate, we earn 0.40/pound. This does add up quickly. Our goal is to fill 100 bags with shoes, each bag containing 25 pairs of shoes, for a total of 2500 pairs shoes. If we do this, we will earn $1000. It would be wonderful if we could surpass this goal to earn even more money. Rescues have been known to earn several thousand dollars—I challenge us to join these ranks!
Where do the shoes go?
Funds2Orgs will be sending the shoes to developing nations for families to start their own businesses. The shoes we donate will be the inventory for their business. In other words, your donation will save animal lives here in Houston and provide an income for those in developing nations.
How else can I help?
Please ask others you know to donate shoes. You can then collect their donations and drop them off at adoption events. Ask friends, co-workers, colleagues, family members, and neighbors!
If you have any questions about this fundraiser, please feel free to email firstname.lastname@example.org.