Hope Walks Davis

2007 - 2008 - 2009

October 17, 2010


Hope Walks

Partners &

Hope Walks beneficiaries

Get started:
raise funds,
create a team

10 ways to get involved



Getting started is as easy as 1-2-3:

1) Register for the walk:

Registration has started! Please go to http://hopewalks.org/davis for online registration or to download a mail-in brochure.

Registered participants will receive an official Hope Walks T-shirt.

Registration prices are:

-Individual registrations:

    • Adult: $20 per person
    • Child (14 and under): $10 per person

- Families of three or more people:

    • Adult: $25 per person
    • Child (14 and under): $15 per person
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2). Raise funds/ seek sponsorship:

After registration, you can create very easily a fundraising web page and e-mail the link to your relatives and friends. It only takes a few minutes to create a page! It's that easy!

IMPORTANT: an anonymous sponsor has agreed to donate $10 to each person who makes an online fundraising page and, when e-mailing out the link, also includes davis@hopewalks.org .

In other words, just by creating an online fundraising page and e-mailing it out, you are already raising money for this good cause and are assured that your balance will not be zero!

To find a sample letter that you can use for your e-mail, go here or click here to download the word file.

For additional resources on how to raise funds, please visit also http://www.hopewalks.org/index.php/raise-funds/tools-a-resources

Are you feeling fearful or embarrassed to e-mail your webpage link to your relatives and friends?
Then ask yourself: "How do you feel when you write a check to your favorite organization?"
Fundraising is not just about money...it is more about educating people and giving them the opportunity to also feel good about themselves by helping to make the word a better place. It gives satisfaction to your sponsors to know that they are also helping needy children.

Indeed, last year, many children and adults were happily surprised to learn that after an e-mail, many of their relatives and friends were eager to make a contribution for a good cause, and many relatively small donations easily add up!

Some youth raised money by having a lemonade stand at their house, or organizing a car wash. Other ideas are organizing a kids game afternoon at your house and asking families to contribute a few dollars entrance fee for their child.

Many people have a jar with some money change. Ask them if they are willing to donate it to help HIV-affected children in India.

Use your creativity and you will be surprised by the results!

Even if you don't register for the walk, you can still raise funds and make a webpage.
1. Go to http://www.firstgiving.com/hopewalksdavis                   
2. Click on “Create a Fundraising Page”.
3. Click “Registered offline. Create my fundraising page” and follow the steps.
4. E-mail then the link to your relatives and friends and invite them to become part of our efforts.
5. Your online fundraising page will remain active until December 17, 2010. You can encourage your relatives and friends to give a meaningful holiday present by helping the children in India.

Or you can mail a check payable to "Hope Walks Davis" to:
Hope Walks
104 Dominican Drive
San Rafael, CA 94901

3). Form your own Hope Walks team and compete for one of the prizes:

Nothing can build more momentum for a community event like team spirit!


While you can also register and raise funds as an individual, we encourage you to invite family, friends and co-workers to be a part and walk as a team. Walking and fundraising with family and friends is a chance to spend time with those you care so much about, while making a difference at the same time! In addition, it is fun to compete against other teams because the top fundraising teams will be awarded prizes.

We can provide you with a HopeWalks DVD and other materials that explain what it's all about, brochures, flyers and other information.

To enhance the sense of team spirit, you can decide to have some common apparal (buttons, caps, flags?) that you can also wear at many other occasions. You can also make a banner with your team name that you can carry around on the walk.

Here are a few examples of teams:

Friends & Family Teams
Form a team; you can do it! Ask three or more friends or family members to join you, form a team, choose a name and start fundraising! Here’s a chance to spend time with those you care so much about, while making a difference at the same time!

Corporate or Workplace Teams
Does your company have team spirit? Then show it at the Hope Walks Davis. Companies of all sizes are encouraged to form teams. Forming a team of employees and their families is a great way to boost company morale and increase community visibility. It also builds teamwork, generates excitement and encourages friendly competition.

Organizations & Clubs Teams
Do you belong to a local church, youth group, brownies, school, Chamber of Commerce, cheerleading team, etc.? If so, you can form a Clubs and Organization Team with other members in your group! This is also a great way to get to know one another and create long lasting relationships.

When you register at http://www.firstgiving.com/hopewalksdavis, you can start a new team or join an existing team.

More questions? Don't hesitate, e-mail us at davis@hopewalks.org.


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