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Gaia's Fundraising Program

 Fundraising Program for Schools and Churches

 Recycling and Raising Funds For Schools and Churches

Gaia provides free environmental educational programs and works to promote sustainable practices like the reuse of clothes by placing Gaia Clothes Collection Bins with schools and churches throughout Chicago. 

Reusing and recycling clothes is an innovative strategy for reducing unnecessary waste that is created and left behind by students throughout the school year. Sponsoring a Gaia collection bin at schools will give students the chance to donate their used clothes, shoes, books, and other items that would otherwise end up in the trash, giving items a second lease on life!

Once the collection bin is in place, Gaia will send a report every 3 or 6 months on how many pounds of donated items the bin has collected, this will help schools and churches keep track of their reuse and recycling accomplishments.

 When a school or church meets or exceeds it's collection target, it will receive a Collection Reward in cash gift card and other prizes!

 Gaia will also partner with your school on different environmental projects and programs. Gaia staff can host presentations on the 3 R’s, Renewable Energy, and Urban Agriculture. Gaia can also display the solar panel and bio-diesel machine at your school to promote renewable energy.

Gaia also has volunteer opportunities for students where they can earn service hours. On Recycling Days, Clean & Green Events, and Gaia Garden Days, students will have the opportunity to help and learn how they can make a positive impact to our environment!

Take the first GREEN STEP to creating a sustainable school by adopting a Gaia Collection Bin!

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Free Educational Presentations and Fundraising

Environmental educational presentations on the following:

 

  • The Importance of Reduce, Reuse, & Recycling!
  • Discuss and focus on current environmental issues such as global warming and pollution to help raise environmental awareness amongst students.
  • Renewable energy – Gaia staff will demonstrate how a solar panel and bio-diesel machine operates and functions to create clean energy.

 

Gaia offers students the opportunity to earn service learning hours at the Gaia Center and at community events.

 

  • Recycling Days – Students will have the opportunity to learn what its like to sort and dismantle recyclable materials and ordinary household items at the center!
  • Gaia Community Garden Days – Students can work at the Gaia community garden and learn about urban agriculture, composting and rain barrels. Kids can even bring home the fruits of their own labor!
  • Clean & Green Events – Students can help pick up litter and help beautify Chicago’s landscape with the help of Gaia staff, volunteers and other local partners.

 

Earn cash and other prizes by collecting clothes in a Gaia Collection Bin!

 

 

Collection RateCash Prize
1,250 pounds $25
2,500 pounds $50
5,000 pounds $100
6,250 pounds $125
7,500 pounds $150
10,000 pounds $200 + other prizes!

To participate in the Gaia School Fundraising Program, please contact us at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

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General Information

 The Gaia Movement USA, is a registered 501(c)(3) not-for-profit organization. We started in 1999 in Illinois and we are currently also active in Indiana, Kentucky, and Oregon.
Our mission is to create awareness about the plight of the environment, to educate the public about caring for our planet, humanity and the environment, to run recycling operations and to support environmental projects and programs locally and globally.