Q: Where does the money raised go? A: Your donations go directly to support our guest families. You presence helps us increase our visibility in the community so please just come and walk.
Q: Can I still raise money even though I cannot walk on April 7th? A: Yes, go to “Virtual Walker” tab for more information.
Q: How do I raise funds? A: See Team Tools for fundraising ideas.
Q: Someone gave me a check/cash for my walk team. What do I do with it?
A: While we like to encourage friends, family and loved ones to give directly online through your individual fundraising page we realize that sometimes donations come in via check or cash. In this case it is super easy to send the donations you collect. You can download our Pledge Form then fill it out and send it in with the checks (we do not recommend sending cash) to Family Promise Metrowest, P.O. Box 847, Natick MA 01760 by Friday April 6th at 5PM. Otherwise you can drop it off at the day center located at 13 Common St, Natick.
Q: How many people can be on a team? A: 2 – as many as you want.
Q: Do I have to have a fundraising page for every member of my team? A: The http://www.walk.familypromisemetrowest.org website is set up so that every member of your team has the option to fund raise using their own unique URL. It is not required that every participant use their page, but it is there in case they or you want to use it. That's why we require a separate username and password for EACH participant. We encourage you to make sure each adult member of your team uses a unique email address so we can encourage them to get involved. (You can use your own email address for participants under 18.)
Q: Is fundraising required to participate in the event? Can I just donate and participate? A: Fundraising is not required. Your registration fee will help cover our cost for the walk. Anything else you raise will go to help our guest families. Your presence helps us increase our visibility in the community so your participation is appreciated. The Family Promise Walk To End Homelessness is a fundraising event, so we'd like everyone to either make a personal donation or ask others to donate to help our homeless families. Your support helps us sustain the many programs we offer our families.
Q: Do I have to register my child?
A: Please do. By registering your children, you let us know how many kids will be on site to access the kids' activities our walk coordinators have planned. This is a family-centric event so we welcome and encourage all ages of participants to attend.
Q. What if there is inclement weather? A: Family Promise Walk To End Homelessness takes place rain or shine, so make sure to check the weather beforehand and plan accordingly.
Q. How far is the Walk? A: The walk route is 3.1 miles long. If you are not sure you can complete the entire walk you can always walk around Natick Common a few times. Click here for the walk map.
Q. What should I wear to the Walk? A: The Walk is an outdoor event, so dress casually and wear comfortable shoes, but make sure to check the weather beforehand so you can dress appropriately.
Q. Can I bring my dog to the event? A: You are welcome to bring a pet provided they are on a leash and can be controlled.
Q: What does a Team Captain do? A: As a Team Captain, you are vital to the success of our local walk! When you register a team on http://www.walk.familypromisemetrowest.org you have the ability to edit the team page and set a fundraising goal. You can also email all of your team members for things like fundraising encouragement and strategy sharing, to encourage team mates to bring a friend or to host a fundraiser! To get you started, here's the Team Leader Fundraising Pack with great tips on how to be the most successful team to walk to end homelessness.