Host an Upcoming Drive
Host Your Own Shoe Drive!
In California there are more than 60,000 foster children. They often enter foster care with few possessions of their own making it difficult for foster families to keep up with the material needs of growing kids – especially shoes! You can help by hosting your own Sleep Train Foster Kids Shoe Drive to collect new shoes in all sizes – toddler to adult. It’s an easy way to give back to your community and leave the heavy lifting of planning and promotion to us!
Upcoming Drive: Clothing Drive 5/6 – 6/23/2013
How it Works
Spread the Word About Your Donation Drive
Invite, encourage, and even solicit friends, peers, coworkers, family and neighbors to donate new, unwrapped toys for kids of all ages.
Get the word out by talking to friends, neighbors and coworkers, sending an email, and using your social network. Here's a sample email or a sample Facebook post for you to use.
Hang posters, in high-traffic areas or distribute to potential donors at gatherings.
Talk it up at staff meetings, kid's soccer games, or community gatherings, send an announcement in your work newsletter, or slip the information into a meeting agenda.
Collect Your Donations
Create a central place to collect donations whether it’s the office lobby or kitchen, or your home. Clearly mark containers for donation drop offs. If a cash donation is preferred, ask for checks made out to Sleep Train Foster Kids or they can donate online here.
Drop Off Your Donations to the Nearest Sleep Train
Use the store locator to find the most convenient drop off location. Or, if the donation is too large for your car, call us 916-751-4300 and we’ll send a delivery truck to pick it up.
Share Your Success
Provide us with your name, contact information and a short story about your efforts, and we’ll share your generosity with local newspapers and community blogs. You deserve the fame and it shows other community members that they can make a difference too. Email email@example.com.
Host a Drive Resources:
Need more supplies, information or support? Contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org or 916-751-4300, We know that while not everyone can be a foster parent, anyone can help a foster child™.
To: Friends, family, co-workers, neighbors, PTA
Subject: Help me give California's 60,000 foster kids a reason to kick up their feet!
As many of you know, it’s difficult to keep up with the needs of growing kids. It’s especially hard for new foster parents welcoming children into their home who have very few possessions of their own. Help me ensure these foster kids have a new pair of shoes that fit properly by donating to Sleep Train’s annual Shoe Drive for Foster Kids.
The Sleep Train Foster Kids program takes in donations and disperses them to those children most in need through its 24 non-profit partners in California. My goal is to collect (number) of new shoes, and I need your help!
Donations of new shoes in all sizes – infants to adults – can be dropped off at (insert location) by May 5th and I will take them to Sleep Train. I have fun shopping and always find great deals that allow me to buy a few more items, but if shopping isn’t your cup of tea, you can always donate online and Sleep Train employees will do the shopping on your behalf./p>
Let me know if you have questions!
Remember your favorite pair of shoes as a kid? Mine (lit up on the side, were hot pink, were converse, etc.)! Join me in helping ensure local foster children have a cool, comfortable new pair of shoes they can wear for school and play. I’m collecting donations at (insert drop off location) through May 5th to support the Sleep Train Foster Kids Shoe Drive.
Click to download this printable poster