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MESSAGEFROMTHEPASSBACKTEAMAcornerstoneoftheU.S.SoccerFoundationthePassbackprogramhascollectedandredistributedover900000piecesofsoccerequipmenttochildreninunderservedcommunitiessince2002.ThededicationofPassbacksdiversegroupofcollectorswhichincludesindividualssoccerclubscommunityorganizationsandprivatebusinesseshasallowedtheFoundationtoenrichthelivesofmanybyprovidingdesperatelyneededequipment.Theprocessofregisteringasacollectororganizingacollectionanddonatingsoccerequipmentisasimpleprocess.OurhopeisthatthisPassbackmanualwillprovidetheinformationnecessarytosetupasuccessfulPassbackprojectinyourcommunity.Thismanualwillwalkyouthroughthestep-by-stepprocessaswellasprovidesomehelpfultipsandbestpracticesfromothercollectors.IfmoreinformationisneededdonothesitatetocontacttheU.S.SoccerFoundation.ThankyouagainforyourinterestinthePassbackprogram.WetrulyappreciateyourhardworkanddedicationRemembereverygoalstartswithapass.ThankyouThePassbackTeamU.S.SoccerFoundation Step-by-StepGuideforSoccerClubPassbackCollectionsStep1RegisterasanOfficialPassbackCollectorVisitwww.passback.organdregisteryourteamclubtobecomeanOfficialPassbackCollector.oOnceregisteredtheFoundationwillsendanemailreplywithfurtherinstruction.LiketheU.S.SoccerFoundationonFacebookandfollowtheFoundationonTwitterussoccerfndn.Step2HoldaPassbackCollectionAPassbackcollectionmayconsistofnewandorgentlyusedsoccerequipment.oGentlyusedreferstoanyequipmentthatisnotruinedtornorexcessivelydirtyreallyanythingthatcouldbeusedagain.Equipmentweacceptjerseysshortsshinguardsgoaliejerseysgoaliepantsshortsgoalieglovessockscleatssoccerballsandbags.oTheFoundationprefersjerseysetshowevernon-matchinglogosnumbersornamesareacceptable.oBallsdonothavetobedeflated.oCleatssocksshinguardsandgoalieglovesareonlyacceptedinpairs.Step3OrganizeYourCollectionYourclubororganizationmusttakeinventoryofyourcollection.oPleaseplaceahardcopyoftheinventoryintheboxesbeforeshipping.Additionallysaveacopyoftheinventoryforyourrecords.oOrganizeyourcollectionbyequipmenttype.oWhenpackagingshoespleasemakesuretowraparubberbandaroundpairsortiepairstogetherwithshoelaces.Step4DonateYourEquipmentOnceyouhavecompletedyourcollectionyouhavetwooptionsonhowtodistributeyourcollectedequipmento1.DonateLocallyTheU.S.SoccerFoundationhasadatabaseoforganizationsacrosstheUnitedStatesthatneedequipment.AllapprovedrequestscanbefoundonthePassbackwebsiteusingthislinkhttpwww.ussoccerfoundation.orgour-programssearch-passback-equipment.IfyouhavetroublelocatinganorganizationpleasecontactthePassbackTeampassbackussoccerfoundation.organdincludeyourzipcodeinventoryandspecificdistributionneedsinyouremail.o2.DonatetothePassbackwarehouseWeguaranteethattheequipmentyousenduswillberedistributedtoaworthycause.WhenchoosingthisoptionyouwillshipyourcollectiondirectlytothisaddressPassbackProgramcoEurosport431USHWY70AEastHillsboroughNC27278.PleasenotethatyouareresponsibleforallshippingcostswhensendingequipmenttothePassbackwarehouse.Step5ShareYourSuccessSubmitinformationaboutyourcollectionanddonationonline.YouwillreceiveinstructionsforreportingyourcollectionintheemailreceivedafteryouregisterasanOfficialPassbackCollector.SubmitpicturesandvideosofyouandoryourteamclubwithyourcollectionYoucanuploadthemviatheReportingFormsendthemtopassbackussoccerfoundation.orgorsharethemviasocialmedia.OncewereceiveyourcollectioninventoryandpicturesvideoswemaypostthemonFacebookandTwitter. PERFECTINGTHECOLLECTIONInordertorunasuccessfulPassbackcollectionherearefivebestpracticestheU.S.SoccerFoundationrecommendsforallitsteamclubcollectors1.PlanyourPassbackcollectionaroundspecifictypesofeventssuchasOne-timeeventsatasoccergametournamentleagueopeningdayregistrationetc.InconjunctionwithafundraisersoccerclinicorcoacheducationcourseOn-goingcollectionsataschoolfieldbusinesslocalsportsstoreorconcessionstandoverthecourseofaseasonetc.oConsiderinstallingastationarybinatyourclubshomefieldoryourorganizationshomefieldAspartofacommunityserviceproject2.TargetPotentialDonorsInadditiontofamilyandfriendspossibleoutreachopportunitiesincludeyourstateorganizationslocalschoolleaguesandlocalathleticequipmentstores.Besuretotargetpotentialdonorsintheweeksbeforeyoubeginthecollection.Finallyuseyourcompetitivespiritandchallengeotherclubsinyourareatoseewhocancollectthemostequipment3.OutreachAdvertisementsAdvertisewellinadvanceofthestartofthecollectionsopeopleknowtosavetheirgearConsidercontactingyourlocalmedianewspapersradiostationstoseeiftheyllmakeanannouncementaboutyourcollection.Trymakinganannouncementduringagameortournament.CreateyourowncollectionwebsiteFacebookTwitteretc.orusetheU.S.SoccerFoundationtohelpadvertiseyourcollection.SharethelinkonourFacebookpageorpostittoourTwitterfeedandwemayshareyourpagewithallourfriends.oIncludeyourwebsiteoralinktotheFoundationsPassbackwebsiteinyourclubse-newslettersorontheclubwebsite.TheU.S.SoccerFoundationcanalsoprovidethePassbacklogotouseinanyadditionalnoticesyouwishtosendout.PleasecontacttheFoundationtorequestanyothermaterialstoassistyouinyourPassbackcollection.4.PassbackContainersandShippingPassbackcollectionbinscanbeanythingfromcardboardboxestoplasticcontainers.Ifyouareusingcardboardboxesinyourcollectionyoucanalsoturnthemintoyourshippingcontainers.Youcanalsocontactlocalgroceryoutletstoresorbooksstoresfordonationsoffreeboxes.Additionallyconsiderfundraisingtocovershippingcostsorcontactalocalbusinessororganizationtohelpsubsidizeshipping.5.LettersCertificatesofAcknowledgementUponsubmissionofyourreportingformtheFoundationwillprovideyouwithaU.S.SoccerFoundationLetterofAcknowledgementforyourdonation.Wewillprovidealetterwhichstatesthenumberandtypesofitemsnotedinyourinventoryform.WedonotassignavalueastheIRSrequiresthedonortoassignvalues.WecanalsosendyouaPassbackCertificateofAcknowledgement.Youcouldsendacopyofthesealongwithyourpersonalizedthankstoallofyoursupporters