You can become a top fundraiser for The Walk for Hunger! By following the steps below, not only will you earn Achievement Badges on your fundraising page, you'll be helping hungry families in Mass with each step you take along the way! 


STEP ONE

Start a Fundraiser

Register to create your personalized fundraising page today! 

There is no registration fee or fundraising minimum. We encourage each participant to set minimum fundraising goal of a $250 and $1,000 goal for teams to help as many people feed themselves and their families during the pandemic.

There are three special Participant Badges, you can light up - Team Captain, Team Member, & The Commonwealth. 

If you register as an individual, but later want to form a team, just contact us at walk@projectbread.org and we'll set up your team! 

 Participant Badges 2021

 

The Commonwealth is a special fundraising program where teams represent an organization working alongside Project Bread to combat food insecurity in Massachusetts. These teams are eligible to retain 60% of their fundraising for their own programs, while the other 40% supports our state-wide effort. Learn more about The Commonwealth. 

 

STEP TWO

Set up for success

Now that you are registered, login and explore your Participant Center.

Start by personalizing the text and image on your fundraising page. Explore the pre-written email templates to ask for donations, recruit team members, and thank your donors. And see donation information, all from your unique participant center.

Ready to earn your first three achievement badges?! Complete these three simple steps to set up for success and get your fundraising thermometer moving toward your goal! 

 

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1. Donate to your own fundraiser 

Be your own first donation! When your friends and family see that you've donated to yourself, they'll see how much you care about helping hungry families, and want to help too. 

2. Connect your fundraiser to Facebook  * If you only do one thing, DO THIS! *

This is one of the most helpful tools for reaching your fundraising goal. In our participant center is a big blue box that says "Connect Fundraiser to Facebook." 

Click that button and follow those steps, it will automatically create a Facebook Fundraiser that is tied to your fundraiser for The Walk for Hunger. Donations made to your Facebook fundraiser will show up in your thermometer and participant center. 

All the time we hear from participants that they received donations from Facebook Friends they never would have thought of asking. Its always fun when you get the unexpected chance to reconnect to people, all because they made a gift to support your cause! 

Troubleshooting: If you’ve created a Facebook fundraiser first, before you registered for The Walk for Hunger on our website, please reach out to walk@projectbread.org as those donations will not be linked, we can help make sure those gifts are reflected on your page!

3. Send emails to your friends and family

You can send emails directly from your participant center! We have pre-written emails in there to make asking for donations, recruiting team members, or thanking donors as simple as possible. Tell friends and family how important it is during the pandemic, to help make sure all our neighbors are fed.

Donations can be made directly on your personal fundraising page - share your "Personal Page URL" that you can find in your participant center, or people can search your name to find your fundraising page.

STEP THREE

Get Results

Donations

With your fundraiser connected to Facebook, your first round of emails sent, and you've gotten your first donation to yourself, your all set up to earn your first three fundraising milestone badges - $50, $100, $250 raised. 

STEP FOUR

Reach Heart & Sole

 When you personally fundraise $500 for The Walk for Hunger, you become a member of our Heart & Sole Circle! And when you raise $1,500, you level up to our Heart & Sole Leadership Circle. 

Heart & Sole
 

Heart & Solers receive special recognition, personalized fundraising support and 2021 tee shirt for The Walk for Hunger. 

Because this year is so unique, we won't be selling t-shirts for The Walk. Heart & Solers will be the exclusive owners of 2021 Walk for Hunger shirts! 

STEP FIVE

Go big for families facing hunger

Go Big 

These are the final fundraising milestone badges we have this year! Raise $5,000 and $10,000 and you'll be in the club with our tippy top fundraisers! Light these up and you'll have gone huge for hungry kids and families. 


 

Social Media Toolkit

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We've created images for you to share on Instagram and Facebook/Twitter to ask for donations, recruit team members, and help raise the issue of hunger in Massachusetts!

Go to social toolkit 

 


Fundraising Ideas

Download these flyers for Corporate Teams, School Teams, and Individual Fundraisers to get your creative juices flowing! 


Fundraising Challenges

Not sure how to fundraise without physically challenging yourself? Here are a few fun strategies for Walkers and Runners to get active and raise much needed funds for COVID-19 hunger relief:

1. Steps Challenge

Got a fit bit? An apple watch? Maybe an old school pedometer? You can track your steps! Set a steps goal for yourself. This can be daily (for maximum accountability), weekly, or use May 2 (The Walk for Hunger event date) as your finish line.

Update your personal fundraising page to share the Challenge goal you have set.

Share your fundraising page with your Challenge updates and progress with your network and reach your fundraising goal!

2. Out Pace Challenge

This one's for our Runners out there! Set a mile pace goal for yourself. This could be a perfect time to pick up some speed. Set a mile pace goal for yourself. Or a time goal for completing a 5K Run on May 2 (The Walk for Hunger event date).

Update your personal fundraising page to share the Challenge goal you have set.

Share your fundraising page with your Challenge updates and progress with your network and reach your fundraising goal!

3. Challenge Challenge

This one is perfect to recruit your friends with different ranges of abilities to join the Virtual Walk and help fundraise! While everyone you know is social distancing, share in solidarity and set up a physical challenge that everyone can participate in!

Let's celebrate all types of mobility and activity! Update your personal fundraising page to share the Challenge goal you have set together. 

What does your workout look like that everyone in your group can do. Upper-arm or focus on lower torso exercises? Maybe your challenge is to workout a certain number of days each week. Share your fundraising page with your Challenge updates, different exercises and progress with your network and reach your fundraising goal! 

4. Let's do Lunch Challenge

This one is perfect for TEAMS! Set a lunch date goal and have a standing video meeting lunch date where you do a series of exercises together that suits you! You can choose to focus on areas such as flexibility, strength, aerobics, endurance, etc. during your challenge. It only needs to be 10 minutes, but it's nice to say hello and stay active with each other. 

Remember to evaluate the space you will be using, stretch before and after workouts, and hydrate well!

Update your personal fundraising page to share the Challenge goal you have set. 

Share your fundraising page with your Challenge updates and progress with your network and reach your fundraising goal! 

 


 

Fundraising Tips

Asking for donations

  • Start off with quick asks through email and Facebook (or other social media). Make a list of all of your potential donors and have "ask days" where you share about the important work the Walk for Hunger supports and your involvement this year. Remember to always include a link to your fundraising page so your donors can easily make a donation to support you. 
  • Ask often! On average, it takes six reminders for someone to take action. Often your friends and family intend to donate, but simply forget in their busy schedules!
  • Take advantage of the fundraising resources in your Participant Center as well as below. You will find sample email templates, sample social media posts, business card templates, and much more. 
  • Thank your donors! This one is important. Saying thanks goes a long way, especially if you fundraiser year after year, people will be more likely to keep supporting you and feel great about donating to a cause you care about.

Sending in donations

  • Send in donations as you continue to fundraise. Print out these Tally Cards and be sure to include one with the envelope containing any checks and cash you are mailing in to Project Bread so we can correctly credit them to you.

    • Remember to login to your Participant Center to enter any cash and check gifts (offline donations) to update your fundraising total.

     

    • Your donors should make checks payable to the "Project Bread." You can mail checks directly to our office. Don't forget to include your name (for a donation to you) or your team name (for a donation to your team) in the memo line so we can correctly credit the donation. 

     

Mail checks to:
Project Bread
145 Border Street
East Boston, MA 02128