Hike for the Humanities
EVENT DATE: Oct 18, 2014
FUNDRAISER SET UP DEADLINE: Oct 18, 2014
Join Mount Wachusett Community College’s 1st annual Hike for the Humanities fundraiser on Saturday, October 18th meeting at 8:30am in the Wachusett Visitor Center parking lot in Princeton, MA. The event includes hiking to the summit of Wachusett Mountain from 2 to 5 miles on hiking trails or a paved road . With the goal to raise at least $6,000, funding will endow annual themed public humanities programming such as book discussions, lectures, humanities performances, films, and activities that strengthens humanities education within north central Massachusetts (refer to mwcc.edu/humanitiesproject for details). This fundraiser supports MWCC’s 1 million National Endowment for the Humanities Challenge grant. All funds will be matched 50% by NEH . To date, the college has already raised $225,000 or almost one quarter of the match.
Fundraising Goal: We are asking all hikers to raise at least $200 or groups of hikers to join teams and try and raise an equivalent of $200 each, but we welcome and encourage you to set a higher goal if you would like to take on the challenge. Remember all money raised will be matched by the National Endowment for the Humanities 50%.
The Plan: We will be hiking to the Wachusett Mountain summit by starting at the DCR Visitor Center on the Bicentennial Trail to the Mountain House Trail, then hike down the Pine Hill Trail to the DCR Visitor Center. The trail is considered moderate and steep at times. An alternative option will be available to those interested in hiking the road. A brief refreshment break will be available at the summit and/or upon completion. (We are asking anyone willing to bring a snack or refreshment to contribute to the “pot luck” refreshment break to keep costs down). We plan to meet at the Wachusett Mountain parking lot at 8:30am with the hike starting promptly at 9:00am. Car pooling is highly encouraged because parking is limited. Hiking will be self-paced.
How to SET UP A FUNDRAISER:
To start a fundraiser, click the "Set Up Fundraiser" button above. (There is an arrow pointing to it. In the pop up screen, click the "Start Your Own Fundraiser" button. Follow the onscreen instructions. Your name should go in the "Fundraiser Title" field. You will get a unique url to share with others that can be promoted via email, facebook, etc..
Don't forget to get your or your team started with your own donation. And then share your page with everyone you know to ask them to join and/or donate! [NOTE: Be sure to click "optional process fee" link before making your donation so you can opt not to pay that.]
How to JOIN A TEAM:
If you have the url, you can use it to get directly to the team page. If not, click on the "Set Up Fundraiser" button above. (There is an arrow pointing to it.) In the pop up screen, click the "Join a Team" button.
Enter the team name of the name of the team captain and press search. Select the team. Follow the on-screen instructions to sign up. Make your donation, and don't forget to share with others so they can donate/join too. [NOTE: Be sure to click "optional process fee" link before making your donation so you can opt not to pay that.]
How to MAKE A GENERAL DONATION:
Click the orange "Donate to a Fundraiser" button above. In the pop up screen, select an individual or a team to which to give your donation or choose "#1 Safe Haven" to make a general donation. [NOTE: Be sure to click "optional process fee" link before making your donation so you can opt not to pay that.]