Sign up your Roughin' It team today!
Round up your friends, colleagues, dob in your boss and sign up to the Roughin it Challenge to help end homelessness in Melbourne!
Challenge yourself to experience a small glimpse of the difficulties of homelessness for a great cause! Live with no bed, one bag and on less than $10 a day.
Make ending homelessness in Melbourne your business! Gather your crew of work or school mates, register your team and help make a difference.
Taking part in the Roughin’ It Challenge with a team is a great way to enhance your experience and your fundraising! Challenge each other to see who can attract the most sponsorship or pit your team against others!
You can create a team with your colleagues from work, people in your school community, a local club you’re a member of, or your friends and family.
There is no minimum or maximum limit on the number of people who can join a team. All funds raised will be attributed to both the individual and the team.
When taking on the Challenge, for safety and legal reasons, you must be within the grounds of a property you have permission to use – so usually at a property you own, rent or the building where you work.
The most important thing to know is that The Roughin’ It Challenge cannot be done in a public space. Doing so can be dangerous and potentially illegal, so please keep clear of these spaces.
Of course, if you’re part of a team, it can be at the home (or office, or club etc) of any of the team members.
Create a team
1) Select ‘Create a Team’
2) Fill out your personal details to establish an account
3) Create your fundraising page, including fundraising target, personal image, title and description and challenge length
4) Create your team, including team name, target, privacy settings, images, descriptions and team type
5) Invite people to join your team
6) Make a personal ‘kickstarter’ donation if you would like, or skip
7) Once complete, take note of your personal and team page URL
8) You’re in!!
Once you’ve signed up, let your family, friends and colleagues know about your team’s challenge and ask them to sponsor you. Remember to keep them informed about your challenge with tales of your experience, some choice pics or video – it will help them see what they’re supporting and will likely trigger some interesting conversations!
Supercharge your work team with these tips:
Appoint a Team Captain
Launch your team with a Team Captain who signs up and gets everyone started!
Assemble your heroes
Invite your work colleagues, clients and suppliers to rough it to help Melburnians without a home. Hold a virtual event to bring your community together online.
Make a meal for $10
Its not easy to make a healthy, sustaining meal that can carry you through the day on less than $10, especially without kitchen equipment! Think about using foodstuffs that will not spoil and will give you the required energy and bulk to sustain you through the challenge. Hints and tips coming soon!
Show it off!
Share your photos on social media and in your company newsletter.
Ask about dollar matching
Check to see if your company has an employee dollar matching program and make sure you apply for a share. If not, ask them to consider starting a program for the Roughin It Challenge!
Super teams are a great way of grouping together with interstate branches or sites to combine your fundraising into one grand total nationally. It’s even easier for the company to donate to support everyone’s efforts – get out that corporate credit card!