EVENT DATE: Nov 29, 2016
DEADLINE TO GIVE: Nov 30, 2016
Gift of Life Family House serves as a "home away from home" for patients and their families by providing lodging, meals, transportation and supportive services to those who travel to Philadelphia, Pennsylvania for transplant-related care.
40 Hours for the Family House is an online FUNdraising challenge that starts at 8am on #GivingTuesday, 11.29.2016 —and only lasts 40 hours! Please help us raise crucial funds to continue to provide lodging and supportive services to transplant patients and their families. ANYONE can sign up!
Challenge Starts: November 29, 2016 at 8:00am
Challenge Ends: November 30, 2016 at 11:59pm
Everyone is invited to participate! Get started now in 3 simple steps!
STEP 1: SIGN UP
Simply click the big green SIGN UP button above to create you very own personal fundraising page. If you are joining an existing team, click JOIN A TEAM. If you would like to sign up as an individual, or if you are setting up a new team, click SET UP A TEAM.
STEP 2: SPREAD THE WORD
You can’t start collecting donations on your personal page until the start of the challenge on November 29th but definitely let everyone know that you’re participating beforehand by emailing them a link to your personal fundraising page. [According to CrowdRise, email is still the best method for securing donations for your page.] You can also post about your fundraiser on your social media pages, such as Facebook, Instagram and Twitter! It’s important to give your contacts a head’s up at least once week in advance so that they know when they can begin making donations to your page and help you win the challenge!
STEP 3: START THE CHALLENGE
At 8:00 AM on November 29th the challenge officially kicks off, a donate button will appear on your page and your supporters can begin making donations to your page! Send out lots of reminders and be sure to thank every contributor as quickly as possible.
Last year, 140 volunteers through 45 teams collectively raised more than $60,695 in just 40 hours to support the Adopt-A-Family Program—a program at the Family House that helps families who cannot afford the $40 nightly fee. That's equivalent to more than 1,500 nights of lodging!
Can the Family House count on you to make this year an even bigger success?
Each $40 donation helps cover a one-night stay at the Family House for a family in need this holiday season, but all donations – no matter the amount – are both welcomed and encouraged.
Visit www.GiftofLifeFamilyHouse.org for more information and for helpful tools, tips & tricks to help you win the challenge!
WILL YOU ACCEPT THE CHALLENGE? Sign-up today!