Building Hope Virtual Lunch-In 2022 FAQ


What is Building Hope Virtual Lunch-In?

Each year, our signature event, the Building Hope Luncheon celebrates community, highlights our work, and showcases the success of the families that partner with us. In 2020, we launched the first-ever, Building Hope Virtual Lunch-In where guests had the opportunity to hear personal stories of Habitat families and give generously from the comfort of their home. In 2021, we will continue to hold this as a virtual event with free registration. The Building Hope Virtual Lunch-In’s ultimate goal is to raise $500,000 to assist Habitat for Humanity Philadelphia in furthering our impact and building housing stability, health stability, and human stability. 

For more information, visit our event page.


How do I become a Sponsor or an Advertiser?

Review our sponsorship packet. If you would like to make a sponsorship or advertising commitment click the link on page 4. 


How do I register under a Sponsor or an Advertiser?

Simply go to “General Registration” on the event page and indicate in the “Are you joining a sponsoring company or organization?” section your organization affiliation from the dropdown menu. 


I need help with my registration.

You can register for free on our event page. There are a few options:

  1. Be a Team Captain and invite your network to experience the Building Hope Virtual Lunch-In alongside you.
  2. Register under “General Registration” to watch the broadcast on your own. You can also register under an existing Team Captain or choose to be affiliated with your sponsoring organization under this option.

For additional registration support please reach out to Development Associate, Anna Gombar at 


I need help as a Team Captain (formerly Table Captain)?

Watch our how-to video taught by Development Associate, Anna Gombar for step-by-step instructions on being a Team Captain. 


What are Team Captains (formerly Table Captain) responsible for?

Team Captains help make the event a success! Your goal as a Team Captain is to share with your network, recruit 10 or more registrants. As a Team Captain, you’ll have the flexibility to communicate with your team members and invite as many people to your virtual table for our live program on May 3, 2022.

When you register as a Team Captain, you’ll receive a welcome email with a Team Captain Starter Kit and Video and other resources to help you in your role.  Development Associate Anna Gombar will help you through the Team Captain process. You can reach her at


As a Team Captain (formerly Table Captain), is there a team fundraising goal?

Team Captains are not required to fundraise before the event though you can encourage your network to make a donation before or during the event. 

The Building Hope Lunch-In is our largest fundraising opportunity and this year’s goal is to raise $500,000 to help us build and repair more homes this year. The main goal for Team Captains is to invite 10 or more guests to your Team (or virtual table).


What if I register and find out later that I can’t participate in the event?

We’ll miss seeing you this year, but no problem!  Please reach out to Anna Gombar at to cancel your registration.


Can I invite my friends to participate?

Yes! Have them explore our event page and register and/or donate here. 

If you want to lead a team, you can register as a Team Captain and invite as many individuals and help toward the event’s overall fundraising goal.  


How can my workplace get involved?

Many organizations will match donations to Habitat! You can reach out to your organization to ask further questions about matching donations. Double your impact! 


How do people make a check donation?

All checks can be payable to Habitat for Humanity Philadelphia, mail to 1829 N. 19th Street, Philadelphia, PA 19121 and in the memo line: BHVL22 Donation. 

General Donation: You can request a remittance envelope by contacting Anna Gombar at or by phone 215-765-6000 x44 or simply mail your check to the above mailing address. 

Team Captain: Please ask your donors to mail donations to the above mailing address. They can also request a remittance envelope by contacting Anna Gombar at or by phone 215-765-6000 x44. 


My question is not on this list. How can I contact you?

If you have further questions, please feel free to contact Development Associate, Anna Gombar at or by phone 215-765-6000 x44.