Fundraising and Fill This House

Fill This House pic
Fill This House
Image: fillthishouse.org

With a bachelor’s degree in business administration from Ohio University, Joe Matejka founded Custom Fundraising Solutions (CFS), an organization that facilitates mattress fundraisers for high schools throughout the United States. Involved in his local Ohio community, Joe Matejka and CFS donate beds to Fill This House (FTH), a nonprofit that provides basic necessities to children transitioning out of the foster care system and into independent housing.

Based in Cleveland, Ohio, FTH solicits financial donations on their website, but they also encourage potential donors to get creative in their efforts to collect items for teens transitioning into independent living. Event suggestions include golf tournaments, hosting a gift shower at a home, or organizing an item drive at work where individuals can contribute gifts. Churches and schools can plan events to collect items and raise money as well.

Fill This House provides the host a list of desired items and then only a location, date, and time needs to be set up. FTH stores and holds the items in their warehouse.

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