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#FWB40 - Product Donation

This is the companion board to Chapter 10 of "Fundraising With Businesses: 40 New (and Improved!) Strategies for Nonprofits." Sponsorship available. Info:

Ales for ALS 2014! Loftus Ranches and Hopunion give brewers the hops and they donate a buck from every beer to ALSTDI 69 brewers from 22 US States are on board for Ales for ALS 2014.

Today Southwest Airlines is excited to launch LUV Seat: Repurpose with Purpose, our Company’s newest global sustainability initiative that will upcycle the used leather seat coverings from the Evolve retrofit into brand new products that support local communities. Through the initiative’s pilot program, the products will benefit communities in Kenya, Malawi, and the United States by providing access to employment, skills training, and livelihoods.

Blog Post: "The Second Best Thing: Product Donations" (Razoo Foundation)

The Second Best Thing: Product Donations

Smart Use of Inkind!: "Thus was born Custom Culture. Within just one year, the program had grown into an art competition that included 200 high schools – inspiring kids to get creative and custom design Vans shoes to represent one of four focus areas: art, music, action sports or street culture."

Charity as Art: Vans Makes Philanthropy Cool

Chobani, maker of America's No. 1–selling Greek Yogurt brand, announced today it will donate more than 5,000 cups of fresh Greek Yogurt originally intended for Team USA athletes competing in Sochi, Russia, to food banks in New York and New Jersey.

Close to 600 people claimed their share of sewing fabric and materials given away by Canada Goose at the Rankin Inlet community hall this past week.

Family-to-Family is proud to receive support for The Family-to-Family Shower To The People Program from High Ridge Brands, maker of Alberto VO5®, Zest®, White Rain®, Coast® and Rave®. High Ridge Brands supports The Family-to-Family Shower To The People Program with funding as well as with generous donations of up to 3 million showers worth of soap, body wash, shampoo and conditioner to social service organizations identified by Family-to-Family across the U.S.

Some people in Zambia, Nicaragua or possibly Armenia just became Denver Broncos fans. The hats, T-shirts and other apparel heralding the Denver Broncos as Super Bowl XLVIII champions will be shipped to people in need around the world rather than destroyed.

Carpet for a Cause!

New York-based Oz Moving & Storage has partnered with charitable organization Toys for Tots to donate moving trucks and some merry manpower to help deliver donated toys to distribution centers. Oz Moving & Storage employees are braving the icy NYC streets, commandeering the company's moving trucks to transport toys donated to Toys for Tots from drop off points throughout Manhattan and Brooklyn.

As part of the Delta Children Safe Sleep Campaign, the brand has been traveling the country on a mission to donate $1,000,000 worth of cribs to families in need and provide Safe Sleep tips to parents of newborns.

Great one @Phil McCarty! Carpet for a Cause is a national program where we donate FLOR squares to charities, organizations and schools across the country with the goal of making their surroundings a little more comfortable, a little more beautiful. It's our way of giving back to local communities and giving this unused product a new place to live on.

The BOOK IT! reading incentive program, launched by Pizza Hut in 1985, provides the materials for teachers and librarians to set monthly goals and present students with a reading award certificate when goals are met. Students take the certificates to a Pizza Hut restaurant, where they are congratulated by a team member and given a free, one-topping Personal Pan Pizza. There is no purchase necessary and the pizza can be taken to go.

General Motors has made an additional donation of scrap sound-absorption material from its Chevy Malibu and Buick Verano models to a Detroit nonprofit for use as insulation in waterproof, self-heating coats that become sleeping bags for the homeless.

Make a Wish needs fishing boats, pools an campers to help kids reach their dreams.

#xmascausemarketing Hanes & the Salvation Army launch the 4th annual Sock Drive on Skid Row in Los Angeles. This year's sock drive will elevate the brand's total donation to 2.2 million socks to date. Joining these efforts is local California homeless advocate and founder of InvisibilePeople.TV, Mark Horvath. Mark distributes Hanes socks throughout the year to those affected by homelessness.

PEDIGREE is supplying local shelters in these cities with nutrition for their dogs, giving them the ability to save anywhere from $40,000 to $100,000 a year. The Brand will also work with these shelters to conduct local marketing and community outreach efforts, such as hosting adoption fairs and local advertising for the dogs in both cities, with the goal of helping more dogs find forever homes.

HanesBrands announced today that it is making an initial donation of three tractor-trailer loads of underwear and fleece apparel to East Coast victims of Hurricane and Superstorm Sandy. Hanes, which has a manufacturing plant in Dover, Del., two design centers in New York City, and numerous outlet stores in the region, is partnering with Fashion Delivers, a New York-based nonprofit organization that distributes apparel and home furnishings to victims of natural disasters around the world.