Building Strong Communities with FUNDrive®

Written by: Karin Hargreaves, Store Manager (Sherwood Park), October 19, 2018

At Value Village™, our purpose is to help improve lives through the power of reuse. In our stores, we take used goods and give them a second chance at life while keeping over 700 million pounds of reusable items out of landfills each year. That is just the beginning. Through programs like FUNDrive,® we can take reuse one step further and strengthen our communities. It is extremely rewarding to give various community groups and nonprofits the opportunity to raise funds for their events or programs, but what I really love is that through FUNDrives we are able to touch so many lives and teach the next generation about the power of reuse. How fortunate we are to be able to share in this program!

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We get excited when a FUNDrive drop off is scheduled at our store. We hand pick team members who are passionate about community fundraising and to help unload the drop off and celebrate the success of the organization. One of the best things is learning why the group is fundraising and to celebrate their success! Our goal is to make a lasting impression that keeps these groups coming back. It is rewarding to see firsthand what can be achieved when community and business work together. FUNDrives are about more than raising money, they teach others about giving, about reuse and about helping in their own community. This spirit of giving is what makes me so happy! FUNDrives allow us to be a bigger part of our community and get to know the various nonprofit groups in our area. It is an opportunity to make new friends and to celebrate positive experiences.

Truly, I feel blessed to be a part of the Value Village family and to be a part of the FUNDrive experience.

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