Savers FUNDrive Philosophy Statement
At Savers, being a purpose-driven company means looking for ways to enhance the positive impact we can make through the power of reuse. For over 60 years, we’ve partnered with nonprofit organizations, providing a revenue source that supports causes important to the communities in which our team members live and work.
Through our FUNDrive program, our goal is to help nonprofits – such as schools, youth sports teams, and other charitable organizations – generate revenue to support their missions. As a matter of practice, we seek to partner with nonprofit organizations that, like Savers, do not discriminate in the delivery of services and encourage diversity, community engagement and environmental sustainability.
For legal compliance reasons, this program is not a political fundraising platform or a professional fundraising service.
Savers FUNDrive Program Guidelines
Since our founding more than 60 years ago, we’ve recognized the connection between strong communities and good business. At Savers, being a purpose-driven company means looking for ways to enhance the positive impact we can make through the power of reuse.
As our company grows and we bring our stores to new neighborhoods, we also bring with us a tradition of choosing to partner with nonprofit organizations and a wide range of causes important to the communities in which our team members live and work.
Each year, Savers provides a revenue source that supports thousands of nonprofits in communities across the U.S., Canada and Australia through our FUNDrive Fundraiser program, which enables community-based nonprofits to host donation drives and convert clothing and household goods into revenue that supports their efforts.
Policies & Governance
We seek to partner with organizations that, like Savers, do not discriminate in the delivery of charitable services and support diversity, community engagement and environmental sustainability. FUNDrive Fundraiser program participant organizations may include registered charities, non-governmental organizations and nonprofit and accredited educational, health-related and cultural organizations.
While we generally prefer to partner with organizations in local communities where we have a strong presence, we also will consider working with organizations that operate across a nation or around the globe.
To be eligible to participate in Savers’ FUNDrive Fundraiser program, your organization must:
- Qualify for nonprofit status under the Internal Revenue Service code in the United States or in Canada, provide evidence of recognition of your nonprofit status by a national or provincial government organization.
- Comply with the requirements of the Equal Employment Opportunities Act, Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, and other federal, state, provincial and local laws and regulations.
- Demonstrate funds earned will support a program or service benefitting a local community served by Savers.
The FUNDrive Fundraiser program will not consider requests for personal assistance, scholarships, stipends, grants, or other forms of individual support. The FUNDrive Fundraiser program is not eligible to partner with and receive clothing leftover from the operations of other thrift stores, secondhand merchants, or textile recycling companies or organizations, unless such an arrangement is agreed to by Savers in advance.
Organizations seeking fundraising opportunities must certify that their charitable and/or educational programs and services are offered and provided to the intended beneficiaries without discrimination on the basis of race, color, gender, national or ethnic origin, religion, disability, medical condition, marital status, family status, sexual orientation, gender identity, veteran or military status, pregnancy, ancestry, age or any other characteristic protected by federal, state, county, provincial or local laws, regulations or ordinances.
We reserve the right to decline to partner with an organization under the FUNDrive program for any other reason at our sole discretion.