Cavalcade of Bands

Music Education Fundraising: Cavalcade of Bands

More than 100 member schools participate in marching and jazz band performance opportunities through Cavalcade of Bands. Each year, they come together to compete at the interscholastic level in a positive environment. We believe in using music education to develop life skills for students to become well-rounded people. Still, to accomplish our goals, our member schools need to raise funds. That’s why Cavalcade of Bands is partnering with Funds2Orgs, the nation’s largest shoe drive fundraising company.

What is Shoe Drive Fundraising?

Shoe drive fundraising is a way for our supporters and families to help our students without giving money. In short, it’s a creative fundraiser, and more than 10,000 groups and organizations have participated. When you do a shoe drive fundraiser, all you have to do is collect gently worn, used and new shoes. What’s more, you get the chance to partner with a first-in-class fundraising partner, Funds2Orgs. The social enterprise has excellent reviews on Facebook and Google Reviews.

Moreover, it’s highly rated and accredited by the Better Business Bureau. Also, there are zero out-of-pocket expenses for you or anyone! Funds2Orgs issues you a check for the shoes you collect, and the more you collect, the more you earn.

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Bags of Shoes

What Are the Benefits of Doing a Shoe Drive Fundraiser?

As a Cavalcade of Bands member, when you participate in a shoe drive fundraiser, you join thousands of other partners. We’re sure you’re wondering what the benefits are of this kind of fundraiser. Let’s tick those off for you here!

  • You could do this fundraiser virtually or in person.
  • The fundraising formula is easy: More Shoes = More Money
  • You work with a team of dedicated fundraising coaches that help you plan and execute the fundraiser.
  • You get the shoe collection materials, including shoe bags and rubber bands.
  • And you also receive the marketing materials, which you could customize to your brand.
  • Once your fundraiser ends, Funds2Orgs picks-up the shoes from your location.
  • Funds2Orgs issues you a check within 2 business days of processing the shoes at their warehouse.

What’s The Social Impact?

When you do a shoe drive fundraiser, there’s so much social impact that happens! First, you get a whole new way to connect with your community. Did you know most families have 10-15 pairs of shoes they no longer use? What’s more, this is a socially responsible fundraiser because you help them repurpose those shoes. That is, you allow them to extend the life of the shoes, which is good for our planet’s future. Also, the shoes you collect get shipped to micro-entrepreneurs in developing nations. They clean and then sell the shoes for a profit and to help themselves out of poverty! Imagine that—every shoe you collect is fundraising currency and a way to help not only music education but also the planet and people around the world.

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This back-to-school resource is essential for school groups who want to get new fundraising ideas and their budget back on track.

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