2023 Walk 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.

Now more than ever, Cape Codders are struggling with housing instability. Last year, our staff, board members, volunteers, donors, and supporters stepped up to the challenge, raising over $110,000 in support of our mission. This year, you can help us surpass that total and give hope AND housing to our neighbors most 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 Walk 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 Walk for Hope 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 Walk for 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.

    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 Walk for Hope T-shirt.

    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!

    Highlights from 2022 (Download the PDF) - 

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

    Fundraiser Recognition


    Top Individual - Our top individual fundraiser will be gifted a Fitbit and awarded with the Walk 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 the Walk 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 printed on the base of the trophy. 


    All Walkers - Walk for Hope Commemorative Pin

    All Walkers - Walk for Hope T-shirt

    Raise $250-$499  - Housing Assistance Baseball Hat

    Raise $500-999 - Housing Assistance YETI Rambler® 18 oz Water Bottle

    Raise $1,000+ - Housing Assistance #SavetheLocals Sweatshirt


    Through OneCause, you can EARN POINTS as you fundraise, post photos, and log miles 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

    *Record Fitness Activity = 5 Points Per Mile (*enabled by linking your Strava account)


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

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

    Walk for Hope Visionary - Participant raised at least $500

    Walk for Hope Advocate - Participant raised at least $100

    Walk for Hope Star - Participant earned at least 100 points