Housing Works/Team Braking AIDS
Organization Description: Established by Housing Works, Team BRAKING AIDS™ participates in physical challenge fundraisers, especially endurance events, to raise support for organizations who are on the frontlines in the fight against HIV/AIDS and other chronic conditions. We understand the intrinsic connections between health and socio-economic factors, like homelessness, so we approach the fight against AIDS as an issue of social justice, requiring activism and relentless advocacy on a grassroots level – including participation in physical challenge events that allow participants (or “endurance activists”) to take the fight to the streets. In this way, we help to raise our voices and support efforts that provide the most marginalized with lifesaving services, such as housing, health care, case management, legal support, and job training for homeless and low-income individuals living with HIV/AIDS.
Program Details and Team Benefits:
For the 2014 Panasonic NYC Tri, proceeds from Team BRAKING AIDS™ benefit Housing Works.
Team Program Perks:
• Team shirt (running singlet)
• Fundraising support, including online platform and additional resources
• Weekly training tips by email
• Weekly training sessions/coaching
• Team meetings and social gatherings
Fundraising Minimum Required Amounts:
Individual Entry – $2,000
Relay Team Entry (team of 2 or 3 people) – $3,000
All participants must submit a fundraising commitment form with credit card info and a waiver form.
Half Fundraising Deadline – 5/30/14: $1,000 Individual Entry, $1,500 Relay Team Entry
Registration Deadline – 7/11/14
Race – 8/3/14
Full Fundraising Deadline – 8/15/14: $2,000 Individual Entry, $3,000 Relay Team Entry
We want to make fundraising as easy, fun, and successful as possible, so we have a full team program, including both fundraising support and a training program to ensure our participants are prepared both physically and in terms of fundraising. We use DonorDrive as our platform for online registration and fundraising, taking advantage of its email, web-based, and social media tools. We also encourage our participants to raise money offline as well – calls, in-person asks, fundraising events, offline donation forms (for checks/cash), etc. We provide in-person training, guidance by email/phone, tip sheets, and other resources to assist our participants with their fundraising efforts and leverage maximum funds in support of relentless advocacy and lifesaving services for homeless New Yorkers living with HIV/AIDS and other chronic conditions. In terms of a training program, our coach provides our participants with a full calendar of diverse training sessions, weekly training tips by email, and other forms of personalized assistance to help our participants meet their goals. A series of team meetings and events will also be scheduled and held to reinforce this team program, including social gatherings to build a sense of teamwork, camaraderie, and morale. Going along with these efforts, our participants receive team shirts and other merchandise.