Earth Day Give

Register by April 11!

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A truck full of BottleDrop Blue Bags at a Redemption Center

BottleDrop Give is celebrating Earth Day and Earth Week by contributing up to $35,000 to our Blue Bag Fundraisers through our 2nd Annual Earth Day Give, a combination of matching funds raised and social media prizes. Read below for full details.

How to Participate

  1. Register your nonprofit to participate in Earth Day Give.
  2. Raise funds for your BottleDrop Give account by dropping your Blue Bags at any bag drop location and encouraging online donations from BottleDrop Green Bag accounts to receive a 20% match from BottleDrop Give on funds raised from April 11-23. We’ll be distributing up to $34,000 in matching funds!
  3. Post great social media content for a chance to win a prize in our social media contest from April 11-17. Winners will be notified during Earth Week, April 18-22. We’ll be giving away $1,000 in prizes to 5 lucky nonprofits!

Timeline

  • March 1-April 11: Register your nonprofit for Earth Day Give
  • April 11-23: Raise funds for your nonprofit to be eligible for 20% match
  • April 11-17: Post on social media for a chance to win a prize
  • April 18-22: Social media winners announced
  • By May 16: Receive 20% match deposited directly to your BottleDrop Give account

Details on the 20% Match

  • Only currently active BottleDrop Give Blue Bag Fundraisers are eligible to participate.
  • To participate, Fundraisers must register by April 11, 2022. No exceptions will be made.
  • Only funds raised April 11-23 are eligible for matching, not funds previously raised and held in BottleDrop Give accounts prior to April 11, 2022.
  • Fundraisers must adhere to all Give Terms & Conditions or matching for that Fundraiser will be void. Please be sure to familiarize yourself and your supporters with these.
  • BottleDrop will contribute up to $34,000 in matching funds during the matching period. Bags and donations will be matched on a first-come, first-served basis until April 23 or when overall cap is met, whichever occurs first.
  • Fundraisers must follow daily bag limits. If daily bag limits are not followed, all matching for that Fundraiser will be void. As a reminder, daily bags limits are as follows:
    • Fundraisers may drop up to 15 Blue Bags total per day without an appointment.
    • Fundraisers may drop up to 50 Blue Bags total per day with an appointment.
  • Fundraisers may schedule up to 2 appointments (1 per week) during the match period. Appointments will be booked on a first-come, first-served basis, and must be scheduled at least 1 week in advance.
  • Funds raised during match period, up to an individual cap of $2,000 per Fundraiser, will receive a 20% match, for a maximum of $400 in matching funds from BottleDrop per Fundraiser.

How did we come up with the match cap?

We calculated how many bags could be dropped during the 13-day match period and then compared it with data from our 2021 Earth Day Give campaign. Our reasoning is listed below:

  • Estimated Amount Raised from Blue Bags
    • The maximum number of bags allowed to be dropped during the match period is 235 bags with 2 pre-scheduled appointments.
      • 15 bags allowed per day x 11 days = 165 bags
      • 50 bags allowed per appointment day x 2 days = 100 bags
    • The average value of a Blue Bag dropped during Earth Day Give 2021 was $6.91.
      • 265 Blue Bags x $6.91 = $1,831.15
  • Estimated Amount Raised from Online Donations
    • The average online donation made during Earth Day Give 2021 was $56.98.
    • Fundraisers are not limited to the number of online donations they may receive from Green Bag accounts during the match period, but they are included in the individual Fundraiser cap.
  • Formula Totals
    • $1,831 in Blue Bags + $57 in online donations = $1,888 total raised
    • We rounded this up to a $2,000 cap per Fundraiser in case your bag values and online donations are above average.
    • $2,000 raised x 20% = potential $400 in matching funds from BottleDrop Give

Earth Week Give Social Media Contest

Social media can be a powerful tool for promoting your nonprofit’s work and fundraising efforts. By posting about your participation in the BottleDrop Give Blue Bag program, you can help educate others on how easy it is to help support your efforts!

The great thing about fundraising with BottleDrop is that it’s a win for your environment and for your cause! To enter our Earth Week Give social media contest, make a post that tells your supporters how they can help support your nonprofit AND Mother Earth at the same time – by recycling bottles and cans in BottleDrop Give Blue Bags. We’ll select 5 lucky winners to each win a $200 prize.

Details on the Social Media Contest:

  • Fundraisers must register by April 11 to be eligible for a social media contest prize. Please note – you only have to register once to be included in both the matching program and social media contest.
  • Only posts made between April 11-17, 2022 will be eligible for prizes.
  • Posts must include a photo or video of your nonprofit/supporters with Blue Bags.
  • Posts must be public and include the hashtags #BottleDropGive and #EarthWeekGive2022
  • Posts should tag @oregonbottledrop (Instagram & Facebook) or @ORBottleDrop (Twitter)
  • Posts can be made by the nonprofit page or by individual supporters as long as they follow the posting requirements and clearly identify the nonprofit organization they are supporting
  • BottleDrop will contribute $1,000 in social media contest prizes.
  • Winners will be notified April 18-22, 2022.
  • BottleDrop will comment on the winning posts to alert the nonprofit they have been selected. Prize funds will be distributed to the nonprofit’s BottleDrop account the same day.
  • Participants agree to allow their content, such as photos, videos, or text, to be used and shared by BottleDrop for promotional purposes.

Thank You

Thank you for participating in the BottleDrop Give Blue Bag program. We appreciate the 4,000+ Oregon nonprofits who fundraise with us to support all the incredible work you do across our beautiful state. Please be considerate of our staff and mindful of other nonprofits while participating in this campaign – we’re all in this together! Remember to register by April 11 and don’t hesitate to reach out if you have any questions. We look forward to celebrating Earth Day with you!