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MESSAGEFROMTHEPASSBACKTEAMAcornerstoneoftheU.S.SoccerFoundationthePassbackprogramhascollectedandredistributedover900000piecesofsoccerequipmenttochildreninunderservedcommunitiessince2002.ThededicationofPassbacksdiversegroupofcollectorswhichincludesindividualssoccerclubscommunityorganizationsandprivatebusinesseshasallowedtheFoundationtoenrichthelivesofmanybyprovidingdesperatelyneededequipment.Theprocessofregisteringasacollectororganizingacollectionanddonatingsoccerequipmentisasimpleprocess.OurhopeisthatthisPassbackmanualwillprovidetheinformationnecessarytosetupasuccessfulPassbackprojectinyourcommunity.Thismanualwillwalkyouthroughthestep-by-stepprocessaswellasprovidesomehelpfultipsandbestpracticesfromothercollectors.IfmoreinformationisneededdonothesitatetocontacttheU.S.SoccerFoundation.ThankyouagainforyourinterestinthePassbackprogram.WetrulyappreciateyourhardworkanddedicationRemembereverygoalstartswithapass.ThankyouThePassbackTeamU.S.SoccerFoundation Step-by-StepGuideforPassbackCollectionsStep1RegisterasanOfficialPassbackCollectorVisitwww.passback.organdregistertobecomeanOfficialPassbackCollector.oOnceregisteredtheFoundationwillsendanemailreplywithfurtherinstruction.LiketheU.S.SoccerFoundationonFacebookandfollowtheFoundationonTwitterussoccerfndn.Step2HoldaPassbackCollectionAPassbackcollectionmayconsistofnewandorgentlyusedsoccerequipment.oGentlyusedreferstoanyequipmentthatisnotruinedtornorexcessivelydirtyreallyanythingthatcouldbeusedagain.Equipmentweacceptjerseysshortsshinguardsgoaliejerseysgoaliepantsshortsgoalieglovessockscleatssoccerballsandbags.oTheFoundationprefersjerseysetshowevernon-matchinglogosnumbersornamesareacceptable.oBallsdonothavetobedeflated.oCleatssocksshinguardsandgoalieglovesareonlyacceptedinpairs.Step3OrganizeYourCollectionYoumusttakeinventoryofyourcollection.oPleaseplaceahardcopyoftheinventoryintheboxesbeforeshipping.Additionallysaveacopyoftheinventoryforyourpersonalrecords.oOrganizeyourcollectionbyequipmenttype.oWhenpackagingshoespleasemakesuretowraparubberbandaroundpairsortiepairstogetherwithshoelaces.Step4DonateYourEquipmentOnceyouhavecompletedyourcollectionyouhavetwooptionsonhowtodistributeyourcollectedequipmento1.DonateLocallyTheU.S.SoccerFoundationhasadatabaseoforganizationsacrosstheUnitedStatesthatneedequipment.AllapprovedrequestscanbefoundonthePassbackwebsiteusingthislinkhttpwww.ussoccerfoundation.orgour-programssearch-passback-equipment.IfyouhavetroublelocatinganorganizationpleasecontactthePassbackTeampassbackussoccerfoundation.organdincludeyourzipcodeinventoryandspecificdistributionneedsinyouremail.o2.DonatetothePassbackwarehouseWeguaranteethattheequipmentyousenduswillberedistributedtoaworthycause.WhenchoosingthisoptionyouwillshipyourcollectiondirectlytothisaddressPassbackProgramcoEurosport431USHWY70AEastHillsboroughNC27278.PleasenotethatyouareresponsibleforallshippingcostswhensendingequipmenttothePassbackwarehouse.Step5ShareYourSuccessSubmitinformationaboutyourcollectionanddonationonline.YouwillreceiveinstructionsforreportingyourcollectionintheemailreceivedafteryouregisterasanOfficialPassbackCollector.SubmitpicturesandvideosofyouandoryourgroupwithyourcollectionYoucanuploadthemviatheReportingFormsendthemtopassbackussoccerfoundation.orgorsharethemviasocialmedia.OncewereceiveyourcollectioninventoryandpicturesvideoswemaypostthemonFacebookandTwitter. PERFECTINGTHECOLLECTIONInordertorunasuccessfulPassbackcollectionherearefivebestpracticestheU.S.SoccerFoundationrecommendsforallitsindividualcollectors1.PlanyourPassbackcollectionaroundspecifictypesofeventssuchasOne-timeeventsatasoccergametournamentleagueopeningdayetc.InconjunctionwithafundraiserorsoccerclinicOn-goingcollectionsataschoolfieldbusinessorconcessionstandoverthecourseofaseasonatalocalsportsstoreetc.AspartofacommunityprojectthroughschoolchurchaspartofaBarBatMitzvahceremonyholidaydrivesetc.2.TargetPotentialDonorsInadditiontofamilyandfriendspossibleoutreachopportunitiesincludeyourstateyouthandadultsoccerorganizationslocalschoolandclubteamsandlocalathleticequipmentstores.Besuretotargetpotentialdonorsintheweeksbeforeyoubeginthecollection.3.OutreachAdvertisementsAdvertisewellinadvanceofthestartofthecollectionsopeopleknowtosavetheirgearConsidercontactingyourlocalmedianewspapersradiostationstoseeiftheyllmakeanannouncementaboutyourcollection.TrymakinganannouncementoveryourlocalschoolsPAsystemduringatournamentetc.CreateyourowncollectionwebsiteFacebookTwitteretc.orusetheU.S.SoccerFoundationtohelpadvertiseyourcollection.SharethelinkonourFacebookpageorpostittoourTwitterfeedandwemayshareyourpagewithallourfriends.TheU.S.SoccerFoundationcanalsoprovidethePassbacklogotouseinanyadditionalnoticesyouwishtosendout.PleasecontacttheFoundationtorequestanyadditionalmaterialstoassistinyourPassbackcollection.4.PassbackContainersandShippingPassbackcollectionbinscanbeanythingfromcardboardboxestoplasticcontainers.Ifyouareusingcardboardboxesinyourcollectionyoucanalsoturnthemintoyourshippingcontainers.Youcanalsocontactlocalgroceryoroutletstoresfordonationsoffreeboxes.Additionallyconsiderfundraisingtocovershippingcostsorcontactalocalbusinessororganizationtocovershipping.5.LettersCertificatesofAcknowledgementUponsubmissionofyourreportingformtheFoundationwillprovideyouwithaU.S.SoccerFoundationLetterofAcknowledgementforyourdonation.Wewillprovidealetterwhichstatesthenumberandtypesofitemsnotedinyourinventoryform.WedonotassignavalueastheIRSrequiresthedonortoassignvalues.WecanalsosendyouaPassbackCertificateofAcknowledgementuponrequest.Youcouldsendacopyofthesealongwithyourpersonalizedthankstoallofyoursupporters