EVENT DATE: Oct 17, 2015
**UPDATE: Find the official BAT schedule here!!**
What is Build-A-Thon?
It's an awesome, one-of-a-kind fundraising and advocacy event that the Rutgers University Habitat for Humanity campus chapter holds each year. In the weeks leading up to the event, teams of 4-5 students race to raise as much money as possible.
On October 17th, all of the teams will come together on the Busch Engineering Lawn to build the craziest, most innovative shacks they can. The more your team fundraises, the more building materials you get.
To get a firsthand look at the event, check out this awesome video that Rutgers Today made about BAT 2014!
To get started
Follow the instructions in this easy "how-to" in order to set up your individual fundraising page on CrowdRise or your team page if it hasn't been created yet!
All teams that register on CrowdRise before October 1st will have a minimum of $150 to fundraise before Build-A-Thon weekend.
All teams that register on CrowdRise after October 1st will have a minimum of $200 to fundraise before Build-A-Thon weekend.
One easy, efficient, and effective way to fundraise is canning! We have canning slots on October 9, 10, 11, and 12th, from 12pm to 8pm on each day. It takes place on George Street in downtown New Brunswick and is a great way to raise your team's funds! Sign ups can be found here.
Raise the minimum (see guidelines for minimum above) and receive: 2 pieces of plywood (4’x8’), 5 studs (2" x 4" x 8’), unlimited cardboard, newspaper, nails, paint, etc
Raise $250 and receive: 3 pieces of plywood (4’x8’), 6 studs (2" x 4" x 8’), a tarp, unlimited cardboard, newspaper, nails, paint, etc
Raise $400 and receive: 4 pieces of plywood (4’x8’), 7 studs (2" x 4" x 8’), a tarp, unlimited cardboard, newspaper, nails, paint, etc, and official Build-A-Thon T-shirt for each team member
For our most hardcore fundraisers! The team that raises the most money above $1,500 will win an exclusive build day for up to 12 members of their team or organization.
*Disclaimer: the RUHFH Executive Board team is not eligible for prizes or the exclusive build day*
Teams may also bring additional supplies to Build-A-Thon to enhance the design of their shack! We want to see what you can come up with, and remember, there's a prize for best shack! For some inspiration, take a look at pictures from Build-A-Thon 2014! Additionally, here's a list of suggested items to bring to Build-A-Thon.
If you have any questions or comments, feel free to email Kat McGlynn, our Build-A-Thon Chair, at firstname.lastname@example.org!