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Need To Fund A School Activity? 4 Tips For Running A Successful Recycling Campaign

If your school club has been hit by budget cuts, and you want to fund an activity, you should try recycling. Group recycling projects can help you earn the money you need when budgets simply can't stretch any further. There are several benefits to organizing a recycling drive to fund your activities. First, you can get your parents and other family members involved. Second, you can get the community involved. Finally, you don't need any financial investment from your school district. If you're not sure where to get started, here are three simple ways to get going with your recycling drive.

Address the Schoolboard

Before you begin your fundraising efforts, be sure you address the schoolboard. This is particularly important if your school district requires advance approval for all fundraising drives. Addressing the schoolboard will allow them to see your commitment to the effort. It will also provide them with the opportunity to offer assistance. For instance, they may give you permission to place recycling containers at all school campuses, which will expand your fundraising efforts.

Reach Out to Area Contractors

To increase your revenue, reach out to area contractors. They'll have more than just bottles and cans for recycling. In fact, they may be able to provide you with scrap copper piping and large metal pieces that will bring you a higher profit from the local recycling center. By reaching out to area contractors, you may be able to collect recyclables from multiple constructions sites.

Ask Permission to Leave Recycling Bins Outside Businesses

Don't stop at the area contractors. While you're out looking for donations, stop by your local stores – especially local mom and pop stores that will allow soliciting. Ask them if you can place recycling bins outside their establishments. If they agree, be sure to label the recycling bins so that customers know what their recycling donations will be used for.

Talk to Local Radio Stations

If you have a local radio station in your community, reach out to them for an on-air interview. Let them know that you're trying to raise money for a school activity that doesn't have a budget for it. Many local radio stations enjoy community involvement. This is a great way to get the entire community involved in your fundraising efforts.

If you need to fund a school activity that has no budget, don't give up. Use the information provided here to help you get a recycling fundraiser going in your community. If you have questions or need assistance setting up your recycling program, contact Parks & Sons of Sun City, Inc.