How will it work?
Sign up to participate in the Cool Down for Warmth event and work toward raising a minimum of $2,500 (team) or $1,000 (individual) for Dollar Energy Fund. You will be assigned a 30-minute timeslot (with more time available, if needed) during which you will stay in the house and raise donations to help you meet your fundraising goal. Once you meet your goal, you will be able to vacate the house and feel the “warmth.”
How will donations be collected?
Donors can drop off a donation while you are in the house or they can contribute anytime before or during the event on your personal fundraising website on CrowdRise. Though we encourage participants to recruit as many donations in advance as possible, you will be able to contact potential donors via phone, email, social media or any other method you wish to solicit contributions while in the house. Telling your network where you are and what you’re doing will only increase visibility and help you reach your goal.
Will there be any incentives?
The ultimate incentive is that you’ll get to help local households who are struggling to afford their monthly utility costs. If you raise $1,000 as an individual, your efforts, along with a matching contribution from our utility partners, will provide grants to approx. six families. As a team, your $2,500 raised, matched by utility companies, will help 16 families.
In addition, exceeding your goal will make you eligible for incentives, such as a complimentary foursome at our annual golf outing, complimentary tickets to our Bowls for Warmth event, recognition during our Warmathon through an opportunity to go on-air on behalf of your company, and more!
What if I don’t meet my goal?
Dress warm and hope for a heat wave – it’s going to be cold in that house! Seriously though, Dollar Energy Fund will provide you with all of the tools you’ll need to reach out to your family, friends and co-workers and obtain donations, including a solicitation letters, social media messaging and the use of CrowdRise to help you spread the word. We want you to succeed for the sake of our clients, so we’ll do what we can to help you out.