Telethon for Hope

Fundraising Resources

"Thank you" from Housing Assistance

Our fundraising 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.

Be the HOPE your neighbor need this holiday season! Last year, our staff, board members, volunteers, donors, and supporters stepped up to the challenge, raising over $60,000 in support of our mission. This year, you can help us surpass that total and give hope to our neighbors in need!

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 Telethon for Hope 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 Telethon for Hope Pledge Form (Download PDF). This enables us to track all submitted gifts and make sure each fundraiser receives credit towards their online fundraising goal. Once you complete the steps below our staff will contact you to confirm receipt.

  1. Checks should be made out to Housing Assistance Corporation with Telethon for Hope in the memo line.
  2. 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 and collect cash/checks we encourage you to mail your offline donations to our attention so our fundraising totals are up to date on event day!
    • Mail to: Housing Assistance Corporation, 460 West Main Street, Hyannis, MA 02601
    • Drop-off in person: Our front desk office hours are M-F 9:00 am - 12 pm. There is also a locked drop-box outside the main entrance where you can leave your sealed envelope if our staff are not available.

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 a Telethon for Hope commemorative pin.

Fundraiser Recognition

TOP FUNDRAISER AWARDS & PRIZES

Top Individual - Our top individual fundraiser will be awarded our first Telethon for Hope 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 (location TBD) and awarded our first Telethon for Hope 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 engraved on the base of the trophy. 

EVENT SWAG

Raise $100 - You'll receive our Telethon for Hope commemorative pin

Raise $500 - You'll receive our special Telethon for Hope Santa hat

(More details coming soon! Pins & Santa hats will be mailed or can be picked-up at our main office.)

POINTS & MILESTONES

Through OneCause, you can EARN POINTS as you fundraise, post photos, spread the word, 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.

EARN POINTS

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

ACHIEVE MILESTONES

Telethon for Hope Champion - Participant raised at least $1,000

Telethon for Hope Hero - Participant reached 100% of their fundraising goal

Telethon for Hope Visionary - Participant raised at least $500

Telethon for Hope Advocate - Participant raised at least $100

Telethon for Hope Star - Participant earned at least 100 points

Fundraising Tips

Spread the Word - Call out your fundraising cavalry and maximize your fundraising impact! Ask your friends and family to make a pledge towards your fundraising goal. Send friends and family an email letting them know you’ll be raising funds to help those in need this holiday season! 

Collect Pledges -  Ask your contacts to donate to help you reach your goal and be a part of the solution to our housing crisis. Please keep in mind that there’s no set amount for pledges. Your friends and family can support you at any level that’s practical for them. 

Get Social - Connect virtually with people who share your concern for our community on social media.