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Funding Factory Helps Organizations Raise Money Through Recycling

If you’re interested in raising money for a local school system or nonprofit organization, and you’re a fan of recycling, then you should consider registering with the Funding Factory. The Funding Factory is the largest fundraising-thru-recycling program in the United States.

The program uses a point system that accumulates and deposits points directly into a fundraising account. These points can be redeemed for money, or they can be used to purchase items such as art supplies and sporting equipment from an online catalogue.

Being a part of the program is super easy. You basically follow three steps:

Step 1: You register your business.

Step 2: You collect recyclables such as ink cartridges, cell phones, laptops and small electronics.

Step 3:  You ship these items to the Funding Factory using pre-paid UPS labels.

Once your items are received you can choose your cash reward, or purchase something like a new computer for a school that desperately needs it.

Watch this video to see how West Boylston Public Schools in Massachusetts raised over $40,000:

Since the program began in 1997 it has partnered with over 50,000 schools and nonprofit organizations. Participants have earned over $20 million in rewards and over 21 million pounds of waste have been recycled and diverted from landfills.

Follow the Funding Factory on Facebook.

About Trish Broome

Trish is a half Korean hip hop head who writes satire music articles on The Rap Insider and muses over culture and diversity on Mixed Nation. In her spare time you can find her eating kimchi or tweeting at @TheGreenGroove.

Discussion

One thought on “Funding Factory Helps Organizations Raise Money Through Recycling

  1. What a great project. I’m sure that supplying a prepaid shipping label really encourages a lot more people to participate.

    Posted by Autumn Jeffcoat | October 14, 2011, 3:21 pm

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