Holiday Give 2023

Register by November 14!

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This holiday season, BottleDrop Give is contributing up to $65,000 to our Blue Bag Fundraisers through our 7th Annual Holiday Give, a combination of matching funds raised and social media prizes. Read below for full details.

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How to Participate

  1. Register your nonprofit to participate in Holiday Give by November 14, 2023.
  2. Review details below, as well as our FAQs.
  3. Raise funds for your BottleDrop Give account by dropping your Blue Bags at any bag drop location and encouraging online donations from BottleDrop Green Bag accounts to receive a 20% match from BottleDrop Give on funds raised from November 15 – December 2. We’ll be distributing up to $60,000 in matching funds!
  4. Post great social media content for a chance to win a prize in our social media contest. On weekdays during the matching period, except for Thanksgiving Day, we’ll be giving away $5,000 in prizes to 50 lucky nonprofits!

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  • October 2 – November 14: Register your nonprofit for Holiday Give
  • November 15 – December 2: Raise funds for your nonprofit to be eligible for 20% match & post on social media for a chance to win a prize
  • By December 30: Receive 20% match deposited directly to your BottleDrop Give account

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Details on the 20% Match

  • Fundraisers must register by November 14, 2023 to participate.
  • Only funds raised November 15 – December 2, 2023 are eligible for matching, not funds previously raised and held in BottleDrop Give accounts prior to November 15, 2023.
  • Fundraisers must adhere to all Give Terms & Conditions or matching for that Fundraiser will be void. Please be sure to familiarize yourself and your supporters with these.
  • Fundraisers must follow daily bag limits. If daily bag limits are not followed, all matching for that Fundraiser may be voided.
  • Fundraisers may schedule up to 3 appointments (1 per week) during the match period.
  • Funds raised during match period, up to an individual cap of $3,000 per Fundraiser, will receive a 20% match, for a maximum of $600 in matching funds from BottleDrop per Fundraiser.
  • BottleDrop will contribute up to $60,000 in matching funds during the matching period. Bags and donations will be matched on a first-come, first-served basis until December 2 or when overall cap is met, whichever occurs first.

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Social Media Contest Details

We’ll be giving away 50 prizes of $100 each on weekdays during the match period, except for on Thanksgiving Day. To participate in our social media contest, Fundraisers must register for Holiday Give, publicly post content on social media, and post(s) must clearly identify the nonprofit organization.

Content must be posted between November 15 – December 2, 2023 and should include the following:

  • Photo/video of your nonprofit (staff, volunteer, beneficiary, etc.) with at least one Blue Bag or box of Blue Bags
  • Information on how people can help support your nonprofit with Oregon beverage containers (ex: how to get Blue Bags from you or donate containers to you)
  • A description of how you have used or plan to use funds generated from recycling with BottleDrop (ex: supporting a project, program, etc.)

Content must be posted with the hashtags #HolidayGive2023 and #BottleDropGive and tag @oregonbottledrop (Instagram & Facebook) or @ORBottleDrop (Twitter). Posts can be made by the nonprofit page or by individual supporters as long as it follows all the requirements above.

From November 15 – December 2, we’ll select a total of 50 lucky winners on week days, except for Thanksgiving Day, to receive a $100 prize each.

Participants agree to allow their content, such as photos, videos, or text, to be used and shared by BottleDrop for promotional purposes.

Holiday Give Frequently Asked Questions

Holiday Give registration is only available for active BottleDrop Give fundraisers. Each fundraiser needs to complete this registration form to be eligible for this special promotion. Please note: each organization only needs to complete the registration form once to be eligible for both the match and the social media contest.

After completing the registration form, you should receive an email with a copy of your registration at the email address entered in the form. If you don’t see this email in your inbox, check your spam or junk folder. Please note: each organization only needs to register once to be eligible for both the match and the social media contest.

Only currently active fundraisers are eligible to register for Holiday Give. Please wait until your account is activated to register.

BottleDrop Give will match 20% of funds raised through Blue Bags and online donations from Green Bag accounts between November 15 – December 2.

Yes, fundraisers are still limited to returning a total of 15 Blue Bags per nonprofit per day. If you have multiple people dropping bags for your nonprofit, please coordinate with them to ensure you are not exceeding daily limits.

Yes, fundraisers can make an appointment at full-service BottleDrop Redemption Centers to drop up to 50 Blue Bags. During this special promotion, fundraisers can schedule up to 3 appointments (1 per week). Appointments are limited and will be booked on a first-come, first-served basis.

Fundraisers can request an appointment by emailing In your email, please state the full-service Redemption Center location, date, and time you would like to visit. Appointments are available Monday – Saturday, between 9am – 2pm.

The social media contest will run from November 15 – December 2.

Fundraisers can enter the contest as many times as they would like, but each nonprofit can only win once.

We will comment on each winning entry to alert you that the post was selected as a winner. Prize funds will be deposited directly to your BottleDrop Give account the same day.

Yes! We are committed to our 7-day processing timeframe and will match bags processed within 7 days of the match period as matching funds allow.

Matching funds will be deposited to your BottleDrop Give account by December 30. We will send an email to the address used to register for Holiday Give when funds have been added to your account.

Yes, each nonprofit can receive a 20% match on up to $3,000 in funds raised (for a maximum of $600 in matching funds per nonprofit).

We calculated how many bags could be dropped during the 18-day match period and then compared it the value of an average Blue Bag. Our reasoning is listed below:

  • Estimated Amount Raised from Blue Bags:
    • The maximum number of bags allowed to be dropped during the match period is 375 bags with 3 pre-scheduled appointments.
      • 15 bags allowed per day x 15 days = 225 bags
      • 50 bags allowed per appointment day x 3 days = 150 bags
        • 225 bags + 150 bags = 375 total bags
    • The average value of a Blue Bag is $6.70.
      • 375 Blue Bags x $6.70 = $2,512.50
    • Estimated Amount Raised from Online Donations:
      • The average online donation made during Holiday Give 2022 was $61.39.
      • Fundraisers are not limited to the number of online donations they may receive from Green Bag accounts during the match period, but they are included in the individual Fundraiser cap.
    • Formula Totals:
      • $2,512.50 in Blue Bags + $61.39 in online donations = $2,573.89 total raised
      • We rounded this up to a $3,000 cap per Fundraiser, in case your bag values and online donations are above average.
      • $3,000 raised x 20% = potential $600 in matching funds from BottleDrop Give

2023 Holiday Give Registration

Registration for our 2023 Holiday Give campaign ended on November 14, 2023.

Thank You

Thank you for participating in the BottleDrop Give Blue Bag program. We appreciate the thousands of Oregon nonprofits who partner with us for fundraising. We are proud to support the incredible work you do across our beautiful state.

Please be considerate of our staff and mindful of other nonprofits while participating in this campaign – we’re all in this together! Remember to register by November 14 and don’t hesitate to reach out if you have any questions. We look forward to making this our biggest and best Holiday Give ever!