Instructions

Peace Passers Project Manual

What is Peace Passers?

Peace Passers is a 501c3 charity developed to share the world’s beautiful game by donating and redistributing new and used soccer equipment. Peace Passers gives soccer players, families and fans the ability to donate soccer equipment and connect the gear to groups that ensure items are put back into play. Peace Passers has facilitated over 45,000 items of soccer equipment donations with more than 70 organizations to reach 55 different countries around the world.

Creating a Project

Step 1: Complete the Project Submission Form

CLICK HERE TO C​REATE A PROJECT NOW

First Name & Last Name:  N​ame of the person leading the project

Email:​  This will be the primary method of communication with Peace Passers during your project so make sure it’s correct.

Cause for Project:  S​elect the type of project you are completing.

Title:  B​e creative with your name or type of project. Examples:​G​EAR UP AND GIVE, KICK IT WITH KYLE, SCORING GOALS WITH SALLY, BILLY’S BIRTHDAY, PASS IT FORWARD, SHARE THE LOVE FOR MICHAEL’S MITZVAH.
These are just ideas, create your own title using your name or a favorite soccer slogan. (See examples of creative project titles link)

Description: Do you have requirements for a school assignment, Mitzvah, Eagle Scout or community service project. Are you dedicated your birthday to Peace Passers? What inspired you to organize a fundraiser with Peace Passers? Why is soccer important to you, why do you want to share it with others? What are your goals for the collection, for example how many balls, cleats or jerseys do you plan to collect? Where will your equipment collection take place? Encourage your teammates, friends, family to donate funds and support your cause.

Attach Photo:  Add a photo of yourself, you and your soccer team, you and your family, or any photo you believe helps personalize your project.

Project Start and End Dates:  You may wish to host a 1-day collection or organize collections over a period of time; a week, month, season, etc. The submission form will also ask you to designate beginning and end date for your collection. If you do not know the exact end date put your best estimated time frame.

Fundraising goal:  All projects must raise a minimum of $25.00 to help support the overall mission of Peace Passers. We encourage you to set a goal above $25 to challenge teammates, family, friends, and community members to support your campaign. Fundraising allows family members or friends that might not play soccer or have gear to donate to help contribute to your cause. It expands the network of support for you and for Peace Passers.

Submit:  Once you submit your project you will receive an email notification.

STEP 2: Complete the Peace Passers Fundraiser Form

After submitting your project you will receive an email notification. Within the email please complete the P​EACE PASSERS FUNDRAISERS FORM

STEP 3: Project Approval

Once your project is approved you will receive a notification that the project is now live on the PeacePassersFundraisers.org website. It’s time to start fundraising!

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PROMOTING YOUR PROJECT

You’ve done the prep work now it’s time to tackle your goals. Remind your friends and teammates that there are people living in other countries and even in the U.S. that do not have access to soccer cleats, balls, and jerseys. Ask them to share so that other kids can have the opportunity to play. Give “old” gear a new life with Peace Passers!

 If you have questions or need to edit your project, contact: m​ark@themindofmark.org

Option 1: PROMOTE ONLINE ​

P​eacePassersFundraisers.org is a platform to help you share your project with teammates, family, friends, community members and a network of other Peace Passers across the globe! Use it go engage your supporters and update them on your progress. 

Share your project

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Tips for social media

  • Keep your campaign active
    • Think of it as bringing your contributors along for the ride – send updates when there is news or new information to share about your project
      • Share your latest campaign achievements.
      • Give shout outs when your friends, family or teammates make a donation.
  • Cross promote your Project with Peace Passers. Peace Passers website and Facebook pages get a lot of web traffic so you’ll gain more exposure for your Project by including links or tagging Peace Passers in your posts.
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Option 2: PROMOTE OFF-LINE

Creating an online fundraising project doesn’t mean that your only outreach will be based online. Offline strategies toward sharing your campaign are just as important as your online strategies.

Here are some creative ways to promote your project:

Flyers

Use the l​ogo files t​o customize your own flyer. When making an informational flyer think about the ‘who, what, when, where & why’ of your project. Post them at your school, soccer club, church, local businesses, etc.; anywhere you think people might take an interest.

Parents

Parents (or grandparents, or siblings, or mentors) are important supporters. Give people postcards or flyers they can take to their networks to ask for support.

Make the news

Tell the news! Write up a press release and send it to several different media outlets (local newspapers, tv stations) that might take an interest in your story.

Events

Attend events related to your project — and talk up your campaign. Bring your flyers and tell people what days you are collecting equipment. Let your fans know your $ fundraising goal.

Real-Life Social Networks

Are you part of any clubs or groups? Ask to make a short announcement at the end of your next meeting and tell people about your project. “Hey, I’m doing this online fundraiser and I wanted to let you guys know. Here is a flyer.” It’s amazing how well people respond when they’re face to face with you..

COLLECTING SOCCER EQUIPMENT

COLLECTION BINS:
If you are hosting a collection drive at an event or over an extended period of time it is a good idea to use cardboard boxes, plastic/rubbermaid bins, or large trash cans as options.

Label t​he collection bins with the items you
intend to collect. For example “Donate Soccer Balls for Peace Passers” or “Donate Your New & Used Soccer Gear”, “Help Share the Game”. Be clear about what type of gear you want to collect. Avoid setting up a box so that people dump all of their unwanted t-shirts. Peace Passers specifically collects soccer gear.

Remember a​s the project leader you are responsible for covering shipping costs to send the equipment to one of the U.S. locations. It is a good idea to encourage people to donate a few dollars cash along with their cleats, ball, or jersey. If 10 people donate $5 each you already have $50 to help with the shipping.

The online fundraising platform is separate from the dollars you collect for shipping. Online donations made to your campaign site directly support the operations of Peace Passers to continue sharing the world’s game.

If you are hosting an event in which someone prefers to write a check rather than donate online please P​rint and make copies of the​“D​onation Form” Send cash or check donations directly to Peace Passers by mail:​2​804 Yadkin Ave Charlotte, NC 28205

COUNTING, PACKING, SHIPPING:

Step 1: ORGANIZE

Organize the gear you have collected. Create a list that summarizes the # of balls, cleats, jerseys, etc.

Step 2: EMAIL SUMMARY OF COLLECTION

Email the list of the total number of items AND type of items collected to p​eacepassersinfo@gmail.com.​

Step 3: SHIPPING ADDRESS

Once your collection totals have been received you will receive an email directing you to the recommended U.S. address shipping location. *It is your responsibility to cover shipping fees. Peace Passers collaborates with mission teams, sports ministries & other non-profits. Your equipment donations will go directly to a group that will ensure the items are put back into play.

Step 4: CONFIRM SHIPMENT

Once you have shipped or dropped off your donations please complete the online form:​ DONATIONS SHIPPED OR DROPPED OFF FOR PEACE PASSERS.​D​o not forget this step! It is the only way Peace Passers can record your project donations.

Step 5: JUMP FOR JOY

Congratulations you’ve successfully completed your Peace Passers service project. You have helped inspire others to share the world’s game!

FAQ- Contributing

How can I make a charitable contribution?

Donations can be made to support project campaigns on P​eacePassersfundraisers.org​ or by using the Donate button on www.peacepassers.org​ A​cceptable forms of payment include Visa, MasterCard, credit or debit cards, or you can choose to pay via PayPal. If cash or check is preferred please mail to: Peace Passers, 2804 Yadkin Ave, Charlotte NC 28205

When will my card or PayPal account be charged?

Your credit card or PayPal account will be charged immediately upon completing the checkout process, not at the end of the campaign.

Who does my donation go to?

100% of all donations go directly to Peace Passers to help support O​ur Mission.

Donations made through paypal will automatically receive a receipt. Save the email from PayPal as record of your tax deductible donation. If you have made a donation and did not receive a receipt please email peacepassersinfo@gmail.com