We have set up a non-profit account with BottleDrop to create an easy way to help build the Youth Mission Fund - after the huge airfares of this year's trip, the account is completely dry! All you need to do is pick up one of our blue BottleDrop bags at church, and fill it with drink cans & bottles.
Some important things to know:
Do not crush your cans/bottles
Make sure cans/bottles are empty
Do not remove any labels or barcodes
Make sure the bag can close
Glass bottles are fine, but there is a 30 glass or 20lb limit
Once your bag is filled, you can either bring it back to the church or drop it at a BottleDrop Center or Retail Partner (grocery stores that waive the 8% processing fee) - check their site for locations. There is no individual counting needed; bags with our code are counted by BottleDrop and the can/bottle deposits go straight into our Youth Mission Fund - about $6 per bag!
We're excited to see what happens with this new fundraising effort, and appreciate everyone pitching in because, as we have learned, it's a lot of small donations that make this very big trip possible each year.