Kawartha Lakes Wellness Society Cleans Up For Homeless Pets!October 18 and 19 Kawartha Lakes Animal Wellness Society new “Mobile Bottle Drive" crew will be gathering wine, liquor, and beer bottles/cans to help with their efforts in assisting homeless pets. How do you run a bottle drive?
Glad you asked!
7 Bottle Drive Tips Featuring KLAWS: Kawartha Lakes Animal Wellness Society
|Kawartha Lakes Fund Raising Tips - Bottle Drives|
- Hold your bottle drive right after a holiday weekend, when people will have bottles they will need to dispose of.
- Advertise your bottle drive in local media including sharing to local Facebook Groups. - Stacey Roth of KLAWS does an excellent job with this. When posting to Facebook groups, post in a batch - this will alert people that you are posting something important to you.
- Arrange a way for people to contact you for pick up, so you aren't just randomly running door to door. For example, if you have bottles for KLAWS to pick up,Email KLAWScatscanning@gmail.com, comment on the post on KLAWS Facebook page, text 705-344-6679 or message Susan Armstrong Wynne on Facebook to arrange for pick up!
- Have a route for pick up planned to save your volunteers gas. Where possible, assign a volunteer to each pick up area.
- Avoid alcohol drip spills in vehicles by equipping vehicles with covered water resistant containers.
- If you can cart your empties directly to the bottle depot, do so. Alternately plan for a central storage area for your empties -preferably a detached covered building
- Ask everyone to share your bottle drive and spread the news. Even people without empties can do this.
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