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MESSAGEFROMTHEPASSBACKTEAMAcornerstoneoftheU.S.SoccerFoundationthePassbackprogramhascollectedandredistributedover900000piecesofsoccerequipmenttochildreninunderservedcommunitiessince2002.ThededicationofPassbacksdiversegroupofcollectorswhichincludesindividualssoccerclubscommunityorganizationsandprivatebusinesseshasallowedtheFoundationtoenrichthelivesofmanybyprovidingdesperatelyneededequipment.Theprocessofregisteringasacollectororganizingacollectionanddonatingsoccerequipmentisasimpleprocess.OurhopeisthatthisPassbackmanualwillprovidetheinformationnecessarytosetupasuccessfulPassbackprojectinyourcommunity.Thismanualwillwalkyouthroughthestep-by-stepprocessaswellasprovidesomehelpfultipsandbestpracticesfromothercollectors.IfmoreinformationisneededdonothesitatetocontacttheU.S.SoccerFoundation.ThankyouagainforyourinterestinthePassbackprogram.WetrulyappreciateyourhardworkanddedicationRemembereverygoalstartswithapass.ThankyouThePassbackTeamU.S.SoccerFoundation Step-by-StepGuideforCompanyVendorPassbackCollectionsStep1-RegistrationVisitwww.passback.organdregisteryourcompanyororganizationtobecomeanOfficialPassbackCollector.Step2CollectionPassbackisacollectionofnewandorgentlyusedsoccerequipmentandapparel.Equipmentweacceptjerseysshortsshinguardsgoaliejerseysgoaliepantsshortsgoalieglovessockscleatssoccerballsandbags.oTheFoundationprefersjerseysetshowevernon-matchinglogosnumbersornamesareacceptable.oBallsdonothavetobedeflated.oCleatssocksshinguardsandgoalieglovesareonlyacceptedinpairs.Unsoldirregularorreturnedapparelandequipmentmakeforgreatdonations.Step3OrganizeYourCollectionYourcompanyororganizationmusttakeinventoryofyourcollection.oPleaseplaceahardcopyoftheinventoryintheboxesbeforeshipping.Additionallysaveacopyoftheinventoryforyourrecords.oOrganizeyourcollectionbyequipmenttype.oWhenpackagingshoespleasemakesuretowraparubberbandaroundpairsortiepairstogetherwithshoelaces.Step4ContacttheU.S.SoccerFoundationLetushelptodeterminethebestdistributionplanforyourcollectionoPleasecontactShainaRossProgramsCoordinatoratsrossussoccerfoundation.orgforanyandallassistance.oTheFoundationisdedicatedtoidentifyinggroupsinneedandconnectingOfficialPassbackCollectorswiththesegroupsforaneasyandlocaldonationanddistributionprocess.Step5ShareYourSuccessSubmitinformationaboutyourcollectionanddonationonline.YouwillreceiveinstructionsforreportingyourcollectionintheemailreceivedafteryouregisterasanOfficialPassbackCollector.SubmitpicturesandvideosofyouandoryourgroupwithyourcollectionYoucanuploadthemviatheReportingFormsendthemtopassbackussoccerfoundation.orgorsharethemviasocialmedia.OncewereceiveyourcollectioninventoryandpicturesvideoswemaypostthemonFacebookandTwitterussoccerfndn. PERFECTINGTHECOLLECTIONInordertorunasuccessfulPassbackcollectionherearefivebestpracticestheU.S.SoccerFoundationrecommendsforallitscollectors1.PlanyourPassbackcollectionaroundspecifictypesofeventssuchasOne-timeeventscompanyoutingsInconjunctionwithafundraiserorsponsoredeventOn-goingcollectionsatastorewithinanofficeetc.2.TargetPotentialEquipmentItisimportanttoidentifywhatifanyapparelorequipmentmaybeavailablebeforebeginningyourcollectionordonation.Youarethebestjudgeastowhatapparelorequipmentisexpendablefordonationorwhatapparelorequipmentisreasonabletoexpecttobedonatedatacollectioneventoron-goingcollection.3.OutreachAdvertisementsTomakesureyourcollectionissuccessfuladvertisewellinadvanceofthestartofthecollectionsopeopleknowtosavetheirgear.LocalOutreachoConsidercontactingyourlocalmedianewspapersradiostationstoseeiftheywillcoveryourcollectionandorevent.TheFoundationmayalsohelpwithsimilarmediaattention.OnlineOutreachoCreateoruseyourowncollectionwebsiteFacebookTwitteretc.orusetheFoundationtohelpadvertiseyourcollection.SharethelinkonourFacebookpageorpostittoourTwitterfeedandwemayshareyourpagewithallourfriends.AlsoourPassbacklogocanbeprovidedtouseinanyadditionalnoticesyouwishtosendout.PleasecontacttheFoundationifyourequestanyothermaterialstoassistinyourPassbackcollection.4.PassbackContainersandShippingPassbackcollectionbinscanbeanythingfromcardboardboxestoplasticcontainers.Ifyouareusingcardboardboxesinyourcollectionyoucanalsoturnthemintoyourshippingcontainers.5.IMPORTANT-LettersCertificatesofAcknowledgementUponsubmissionofyourreportingformtheFoundationwillprovideyouwithaU.S.SoccerFoundationLetterofAcknowledgementforyourdonation.Wewillprovidealetterwhichstatesthenumberandtypesofitemsnotedinyourinventoryform.WedonotassignavalueastheIRSrequiresthedonortoassignvalues.WecanalsosendyouaPassbackCertificateofAcknowledgement.Youcouldsendacopyofthesealongwithyourpersonalizedthankstoallofyoursupporters