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Move for Homes FAQ

 
 
 
 

What is Move for Homes?

Move for Homes is an annual fundraiser for Habitat for Humanity Philadelphia where over the course of 6 weeks (June 4- July 11), participants will set goals for whatever type of exercise or movement they choose, and will fundraise as they reach those goals! In previous years, we have had a Ride for Homes event that focused specifically on cycling. This year, however, we want to ensure that everyone can participate from anywhere!

This event will be done virtually, with communication to supporters and events being entirely virtual. Registration is $100 and is included in your individual fundraising goal of $900.  After signing up you will receive a Move for Home t-shirt, set your movement goals, and begin your fundraising journey. Each Mover will raise funds to support the larger event goal of $40,000 which will support Habitat’s mission to build and repair more so that all Philadelphians have a decent place to live! Register now!

 

I need help with my registration.

Please visit our Move for Homes Registration Process document for step-by-step instructions.

 

What if I don’t know how to fundraise?

Fundraising can feel intimidating sometimes, but it doesn’t have to be. We will provide you with fundraising tips and strategies after you register. In March and April, we will also virtually host fundraising support sessions where you can share your successes, challenges, and receive ideas and encouragement from fellow movers and Habitat staff members. Any concerns about your fundraising goals can be directed to Volunteer Manager, Joe Tatum.

 

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

We will be sad to miss you this year! Your $100 registration donation is non-refundable, but remember that all funds donated will go toward building strength, stability, and self-reliance for first-time homebuyers in Philadelphia! We truly value your support and hope you can participate in the Move for Homes event next year.

 

What if I don’t reach my fundraising goal?

You can do it! You have until the end of July 11th to reach your fundraising goal, so you have plenty of time to make it. If you need fundraising ideas or support, please see our fundraising tips, attend one of our fundraising support sessions, or reach out to the Volunteer Manager, Joe Tatum. There will be no added cost for not reaching fundraising goals, though we encourage every participant to work toward completing both their fundraising and movement goals.

 

Can I invite my friends to participate?

Absolutely! Since our event will be virtual this year, anyone all across the country, and even the world, can participate. Invite your friends and family not only to donate to your Move for Homes profile but also to participate in their own movement. They can register on the main event page, or at the second button under your profile picture on your personal page.

 

How can my workplace get involved?

There are many ways workplaces can get involved. If your workplace is connected with movement or would like to support Habitat, please invite them to reach out to Volunteer Manager, Joe Tatum. Many organizations also will match donations to Habitat! You can reach out to your organization to ask further questions about matching donations. Friendly competition is always good for staff morale, so feel free to invite your colleagues to sign up to Move for Homes and see who can raise the most money or move the longest or farthest.

 

How can I get involved in other Habitat volunteer efforts?

More information on volunteering with Habitat Philadelphia can be found on our website here. 

 

I registered. When will I receive my t-shirt(s)?

We will send out t-shirts once our first round of registrations is complete. We will do our best to get them to you by spring, so you can wear them as you begin training for this summer event.

 

I want to buy a t-shirt for my supporters or friends. Do you sell extra t-shirts?

Yes, when you register you will have the option to order extra t-shirts. In the past, some participants have bought t-shirts for supporters who donate above a certain amount to their fundraising goals. They also can make great gifts for family and friends. If you would like to purchase extra t-shirts after registering click here.

 

My supporters want to donate by check. How do they do that?

If your supporters prefer to donate by check, please ask them to make the check payable to Habitat for Humanity Philadelphia, Inc. and mail to 1829 N. 19th Street, Philadelphia, PA 19121. Please ask them to put in the memo line MFH and the participant’s name. 

There is also a printable form in your fundraiser portal to help you keep track of your offline donations.

 

I have accessibility needs. How do I ensure those needs are being met?

We want to ensure that all of our events are accessible. If you have accessibility needs, please contact our Volunteer Manager, Joe Tatum by email.

 

Am I required to have a minimum movement goal?

You can make your movement goal whatever you want it to be! Our recommendation is to think about how much you can get done each of the 6 weeks during the event (be sure to factor in if you will be out of town for any of those weeks) and to set your goal just beyond that amount. This will show your supporters that you are stretching yourself and working hard while they support you. We will have a prize for the person who moves the longest distance, so feel free to factor that into your goals.