Give Hope Where You Live


"Thank you" from Housing Assistance

Our team will be in touch leading up to the event! We'll be checking in to see how your fundraising efforts are going and to personally thank you for your generous support.

Fundraising Tips & Resources

Fundraising Tips (Download the PDF) - Learn how to promote your fundraiser, tell your story, make a personal ask, and share real examples of impact!

Case for Support (Download the PDF) - Need some additional language and impact numbers to support your ask? Download this resources for more information.

Fundraising Minimums & Requirements

There is no minimum fundraising requirement; however, we do encourage all participants to fundraise at least $100. Supporters who raise $100 will receive the official Give Hope Where You Live long sleeve shirt.

Donation Drive Tips & Resources

Donation Drive Toolkit (Download the PDF) - Learn how to organize and promote your drive! Plus, let our team help customize some marketing assets that will be useful throughout your drive. 

Donation Logistics

Collecting Online Donations: Fundraisers are encouraged to use their online fundraising campaign to collect online donations. Spread the word by including your campaign link in solicitation letters and emails plus share it on social media!

Collecting Offline Donations: If a supporter doesn't want to process their donation online, no problem. Please have each donor complete the Give Hope Where You Live Donation Form (Download PDF) to capture their offline donation details.

Submitting Offline Donations (Cash & Checks): Fundraisers are asked to track offline donations by filling out the Give Hope Where You Live Pledge Form (Download PDF). This enables us to track all submitted gifts and make sure each fundraiser receives credit toward their online fundraising goal. Once you complete the steps below our staff will contact you to confirm receipt.

  • Checks should be made out to Housing Assistance Corporation with Give Hope and/or Team Name in the memo line.
  • Mail or drop-off your completed Pledge Form, Donation Form(s), and Cash/Checks to our main office. Please make sure to include a copy of your Pledge Form. Unless you plan to fundraise in person on event day and collect cash/checks we encourage you to submit your offline donations to our attention in advance so our fundraising totals are up to date on the big day!
    • Mail to: Housing Assistance Corporation, 460 West Main Street, Hyannis, MA 02601
    • Drop-off in person: Hyannis office hours are M-F 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM.
  • Submit your donations on the event day. Visit the Donation Station on event day to submit your Offline Donations to one of our staff members.

Fundraiser Recognition


Top Individual - Our top individual fundraiser will be awarded the Traveling Trophy! Top individual will also be featured in a special photo op with the trophy for our HACbeat newsletter.

Top Team - Our top fundraising team will be gifted a pizza party to celebrate and awarded the Traveling Trophy! Top team will also be featured in a special photo op with the trophy for our HACbeat newsletter.

What's a "Traveling Trophy"? - In an effort to inspire some friendly competition the individual and team trophies will "travel" from fundraiser to fundraiser! Every year, the top fundraising team name and event year will be printed on the base of the trophy. 


Through OneCause, you can EARN POINTS as you fundraise, post photos, and ACHIEVE MILESTONES! When you achieve a milestone a special badge is added to your fundraising page to acknowledge your achievement. When your supporters visit your fundraising page they'll see how hard you're working to make a difference. See below to learn how you can start earning points and achieving milestones.


Tell your story = 10 Points

Add photos or videos to your page = 10 Points

Donations Received = 1 Point Per Dollar Raised

Self Donations = 1 Additional Point Per Dollar Self-Donated

Social Media Photo Post = 10 Points Per Photo Posted

Social Media Video Post = 25 Points Per Video Posted

Recruit a new participant = 25 Points


Champion - Participant raised at least $1,000

Hero - Participant reached 100% of their fundraising goal

Visionary - Participant raised at least $500

Advocate - Participant raised at least $100

Star - Participant earned at least 100 points