Annie Wenz wrote -
Join this fun and simple online fundraising challenge in support of transplant families!
December 1st is national Giving Tuesday and the Family House’s 2nd Annual 40 Hours for the Family House challenge! This online fundraising challenge is both easy and fun! Simply encourage 10 of your friends to donate $40 – or whatever amount they would like to contribute – and you could easily raise over $400 for the Family House! 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.
Everyone is invited to participate! Get started now in 3 simple steps!
STEP 1: SIGN UP Go to the 40 Hours landing page HERE and click the big green SIGN UP button. Then, 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 Email a link to your fundraising page to everyone you know! According to CrowdRise, email is still the best method for securing donations for your page. Post about your fundraiser on your social media pages, such as Facebook, Instagram and Twitter! REMINDER, the challenge only lasts 40 hours, so 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 December 1st, the challenge officially kicks off, 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, 50 team members collectively raised more than $27,000 to support the Adopt-A-Family Program at the Family House – that’s equivalent to nearly 700 nights of lodging for families in need! Can the Family House count on you to make this year an even bigger success?
Prizes will be awarded to the top individual fundraiser and the top fundraising team!
Challenge Starts: December 1, 2015 at 8:00am
Challenge Ends: December 2, 2015 at 11:59pm
WILL YOU ACCEPT THE CHALLENGE?
Visit www.GiftofLifeFamilyHouse.org/40hours2015 for more information and for helpful tools, tips & tricks to help you win the challenge!