Wheelbarrow of Change

screen-shot-2016-09-30-at-10-36-45-amAs part of our annual Sweet Homes for Alabama fundraising campaign, this year we are setting a goal to raise $100,000. Help us fill wheelbarrows with change so that we can make sweet homes for Alabama!

What? Wheelbarrow of Change! A fundraising effort that uses wheelbarrows and encourages others to help us fill them with spare change.

Why? To partner with us so that we can meet our goal of $100,000, raise more awareness about poverty in our communities, and eliminate substandard housing in rural Alabama

Who? Churches and youth groups, ARM Board of Directors, ARM Staff

When? Anytime between September 1-November 1

How do we get started? 

Step 1:

Download the Sweet Homes Kit for Churches to check out all the ways your church can engage! 

Here’s a sneak peek of what you’ll find in the kit:

  • Peer-to-Peer Fundraising Pages:It only takes 5-10 minutes to setup a personalized online giving page that you can share with your social media networks! Your church, Sunday School class, or youth group could setup a page and/or individuals could set up their own pages too!
  • Wheelbarrow of Change: Set up a wheelbarrow in with your youth, children, or visible place in your church. Encourage people to put change into anytime from September-October. Cash the change in and send ARM the proceeds.
  • Cardboard Box City: This is great for youth groups or families. Pick a weekend night and set up boxes to sleep in. Not quite substandard housing but it does connect us with helping to keep our families from becoming homeless. It is an intentional way to be uncomfortable. You can set up your wheelbarrow to collect money or use our donation page for online gifts.
  • Build your own shack: We have plans you can use and construct your own shack. It is designed for 2-3 people to stay in at one time. Create options for people to stay in the evening or over the weekend.

Step 2:

Click here to sign up your church for the Sweet Homes Campaign and let us know how you’ll be involved!

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