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.
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