1. Decide which non-profit organization you are going to work with and raise donations for. 2. Volunteer at the non-profit organization in order to get a feel of the environment and the most common needs that this organization has. Take pictures as you volunteer and get to know the other volunteers/staff. 3. Determine who you project advisor is going to be. Try to make the project advisor be someone who is an active member of the non-profit organization that you are working with. 4. Determine who your social media connector is going to be. Try to work with the marketing coordinator at the non-profit organization that you are working with. 5. Begin contacting various local organizations asking them if they will allow you to set-up a donation box for personal hygiene and household items (in order to raise donations for the non-profit organization you are working with). 6. Once you have established which organizations will allow you to set-up a donation box there, check with your non-profit organization to see if they will be able to pick-up these donations on a regular basis, or if you will need to distribute them to the non-profit organization. 7. Determine a kickoff (start date) for your donation drive, and let your friends and family know. Also establish how long you would like your donation drive to be. Typically, donation drives last about 4, 5, or 6 weeks. 8. Advertise your donation drive on various social media platforms, and work with the marketing coordinator of your non-profit organization as you do this. If possible, create a Facebook fundraiser for your non-profit organization so that you will be able to receive monetary donations for your non-profit organization, as well as object donations (the personal hygiene and household items). 9. Create an informational brochure and website about your donation drive. Print color copies of your brochure. Work with local organizations to display your brochure in their business. 10. Check-in on your donation boxes that you have set-up, logging how many donations you receive of each item that you requested people donate. Establish a way of knowing when these donation boxes are full/when they need to be delivered to your non-profit organization. 11. Thank the people that donate for your cause. Find a way to make your donation drive sustainable, so that others continue your donation drive even when you are done.