Finally! A Fundraising Idea that Works
Raise money for any group easily and efficiently with this unique platform to harvest and return cans and bottles.
Who needs this product?
Michigan based schools, youth groups, church groups, school clubs, athletic teams, or any nonprofit can benefit.
Meet or exceed fundraising goals
Tired of selling overpriced products? Dread asking the same people to donate again?
Did you know there’s a better way to fundraise? No more going from door to door.
The “My Can Drive” platform provides everything needed to hold a successful Can Drive event.
What is My Can Drive?
A unique platform to make money by collecting and returning Michigan cans and bottles. Community members can sign up for your event to give you their returnables. Volunteers are sent out to pick them up on the day of the event. Your organization keeps 100% of the proceeds from returning cans and bottles.
“My Can Drive” is an easy fundraising system that harnesses the power of the internet. Connect with members in your community who would love to donate their returnable cans and bottles to your group. It’s a real “win – win” for all!
Meet Fundraising Goals
Does your club or team need new equipment? Or funding for a trip? Maybe something else? You keep 100% of the can and bottle deposits.
Good for Everyone
Two great side benefits to this type of fundraiser: Keep cans and bottles out of landfills or from littering our roadsides. Teach the importance of recycling to kids.
How It Works
What you will receive:
An easy way for community residents to sign up to donate their cans to you during your event.
Easy to follow instructions about “how to” promote your can drive event with no money.
Automated email reminders sent to donors about your event and to save returnables.
Get step by step instructions with secret hacks that will save you and your volunteers time while maximizing the amount of donations coming in.
Potential Earnings Calculator
Set a fundraising goal and decide what area (town, city or county) where your group will pick up cans and bottles.
Utilize our easy checklist of ideas and forums where you can get the word out about your event. Encourage your community residents to donate their returnables to your cause.
Day of your big event
Feel great knowing that you are promoting recycling while promoting good will through your community all while raising money for your cause.
Start Your Fundraiser
Get a team together and sign up for the My Can Drive system. Review the instructions and decide the date of your fundraiser and the geographic location you will pick up returnable beverage containers.
Get the Word Out
Follow the easy step by step instructions in your kit to tell your community about your event. Encourage your community residents to donate their returnables to your cause.
Pick up and cash in
Divide the list of resident donors who have pledged their returnable beverage containers and give it to your volunteers to pick up. We teach you the most efficient, time-saving way to cash in.
Early Bird Discount
Set up your event
Start setting up today!
This fundraising kit containst:
- An event promotion/signup webpage
- Publication: "Ultimate Guide to Promote Your Event"
- Promotional Web Banners
- Automated email reminders to donors
- Publication: “How to Organize Your Can and Bottle Drive Event”
- Geographically organized list of all donors who sign up on your website
aising money for even small youth causes and events isn’t easy and finding fun and easy fundraising ideas that both the kids and the adults will enjoy is a challenge. Often, the word “fundraising” just makes all the parents groan in despair,...
Look behind any successful fundraiser for a small group and you will find a dedicated team of volunteers. Behind that is an awesome organizer who can make an awesome experience with an process to onboard and train these volunteers.
Recycling is an environmental care practice that is not only good for our communities, but is good for the world. By choosing to raise money by recycling Michigan cans and bottles, we are teaching our organizations to care on a global scale. Here are five solid reasons why you should consider fundraising by collecting and returning cans and bottles:
Ready to Start?
Did you know in the state of Michigan, retail stores refund an average of $1 million dollars to consumers who return their eligible cans and bottles – every. single. day ? Yes, that’s right – over $365 million dollars was refunded to consumers last year.* (source).