Gather your Roughin' It team today!
Challenge yourselves to experience a small glimpse of the difficulties of homelessness – 24 hours with no bed, one bag and less than $10. There’ll be surprises along the way – both welcome and not – that open your mind, prompt conversations and build your understanding and compassion for others.
Take your Challenge further - see who in your team can attract the most sponsorship, or aim for the top of the fundraising leaderboard!
There’s 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.
Where to do your Challenge?
Most people/teams do their Roughin’ it Challenge a property they own, rent or work in, like at someone’s home or workplace. For safety and legal reasons, your Challenge must be within the grounds of a property you have permission to use.
Your Roughin’ It Challenge cannot be done in a public space - this can be dangerous and potentially illegal, so please keep clear of these spaces.
Registering a team
2) Fill in details on your personal Roughin' It Challenge page
3) Once you've completed steps 1 & 2 you'll be able to create your team in your registration portal. Make sure to complete the prompts on the team form.
4) Then go ahead and invite people to join your team
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 team with these tips:
Appoint a Team Captain
This person signs up and gets everyone started (maybe it's you)!
Assemble your team
Invite your colleagues, clients, suppliers, family, friends and others to join your Challenge to help Melburnians without a home. Start planning to get together in person or hold an online event to bring your community together.
Consider your kit
What are you going to pack? And eat? Its not easy to make a healthy, sustaining meal that can carry you through the day on less than $10, especially without kitchen equipment! Hints and tips coming soon!
Share your preparation – and seek support!
Share your photos on social media, newsletters and meetings/get togethers. Include a link to your team page, and seek donations to support your challenge.
Ask about dollar matching
If part of a work team, check if your company has an employee dollar matching program and apply for a share. If not, ask them to consider starting this for the Roughin’ it Challenge!
Build a super team
Super teams are a great way to build relationships with interstate branches or sites - combine your fundraising into one grand total nationally. This makes it even easier for the company to donate to support everyone’s efforts! And be sure to make time to get together afterwards to debrief your Challenge experience!
David Murray, Buildxact CEO, took on the Roughin’ It Challenge in 2021.