Building Hope Virtual Lunch-In 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. The Building Hope Virtual Lunch-In’s ultimate goal is to raise $450,000 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. And, both interested sponsors and advertisers can submit their pledged commitment by visiting our event page and scrolling down to the section “Sponsor or Advertise with Us.” 


How do I register under a Sponsor or an Advertiser?

Simply register as an “Individual Event Guest” and indicate in the “Are you joining a sponsoring company or organization?” section select your organization affiliation from the dropdown menu. 


I need help with my registration.

We have a registration section on our Building Hope Virtual Lunch-In event pageWhen you click on the “Register” button, you will have two options to register as – 1) Team Captains and Team Members 2) Guests Unaffiliated with Teams and Guests Affiliated with Companies/Organizations.  

For additional registration support please reach out to Anna Gombar at 


How do I become a Team Captain (formerly Table Captain)?

Please visit our Team Captain Registration and Team Page Manual for step-by-step instructions.


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, and get donations along the way! For each individual that registers to a team, they will automatically be given the capability to fundraise with their own fundraising page. Anything your team collectively fundraises will roll up to the final total of the team. 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 4th, 2021!  

When you register as a Team Captain, you’ll receive a welcome email with a Team Captain Starter Kit and other resources to help you in your role.  


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

The Building Hope Lunch-In is our largest fundraising opportunity. This year’s goal is to raise $450,000 to help us build and repair more homes this year. The main goal is to invite 10 or more guests to your Team (or virtual table) and while registration is free, there is a suggested donation of $150.

We encourage Team Captains to communicate this to their team members around gift expectations. When team members join your team, they automatically are set up with a fundraising page where they can use to fundraise along the way. Team members are not required to use their fundraising pages but it’s there as an option. Overall, Team Captains are in place to bring us closer to our event fundraising goal, and with new features with the team structure, you have more flexibility engaging your team leading up to May 4th, 2021.   


How do I join an existing Team?

If you want to learn more about how to register to an existing Team Page, please refer to this registration guide.


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: BHVL21 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/Fundraising Pages: 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.