The FUNDrive® program began as an idea from two Value Village™ store managers to create local connections and help nonprofit organizations in communities near our stores earn money, as well as supply the stores with great products to offer for sale to retail customers.
Two years later, the FUNDrive program has grown into a team of 30 people, working with over 6,000 nonprofit organizations across the U.S. and Canada. The FUNDrive team works hard to provide tools for organizations to promote their own FUNDrive events, to maximize donated goods for a successful FUNDrive and to raise money for their programs.
The Savers®/Value Village team developed relationships with many different kinds of groups, including bands raising money for new uniforms, churches needing to earn money to send their youth group on mission trips, race teams raising money for various causes, and schools – so many schools. Our ability to cultivate relationships and bond with so many groups is the driving force behind our team’s passion to continue to grow and provide charities with an easy and fun way to raise funds.
Through mid-2018, the FUNDrive program has paid nonprofit organizations in the U.S. and Canada over $2.5 million by purchasing donated product and keeping nearly 13 million pounds of clothing and other items out of landfills.