FAQ

INFORMATION

It’s all about helping others by using our fun Do-it-Yourself fundraising tool.  This online platform offers you step-by-step guidance to fundraising success, your way! Choose from four different themes to get started and we’ll walk you through the rest.

REGISTRATION FAQ

How do I sign up? 
Online! Choose your theme and get started today!

How much does it cost to participate? 
There is no registration fee! We’re grateful for your willingness to fundraise on our behalf. We encourage each fundraising event to set a minimum goal of $1000. 

Can my child participate? 
Yes! Children are welcome and encouraged to participate. Make sure to give your child permission to set up their own Personal Participation Page.

Can I create more than one Fundraising Event Page?
No. One event at a time.

USING THE PARTICIPANT CENTER

What is the Participant Center? 

When you register online for the Do-it-Yourself Fundraiser, you automatically get your very own Participant Center. Your Participant Center is designed to facilitate your fundraising efforts. Update your page with your story and photo, and then send emails to your contacts asking them to visit your page and make a contribution.

How can I spread the word about your Do-it-Yourself Fundraier? 
You can spread the word wherever you connect to your family and friends. There are tools found in your Participant Center such as sample e-mails that we have provided for your use.

What if I forget my username or password? 
To retrieve your password, scroll down to the "Forgot Password?" section, and enter the username you created when you registered or that was provided to you.

Who do I contact if I have questions about the site? 
Contact Michelle Gallagher mgallagh@hom.org or 231.527.0927 for any questions regarding the following:

  • Online registration
  • Online contributions to your page
  • Offline contributions to your page
  • Password resets
  • Personal page set up
  • Name change

We are available to answer questions weekdays between 8:30 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. EST.

FUNDRAISING FAQ'S

Is there a minimum fundraising goal I must meet? 
There is no minimum fundraising goal. We encourage participants to set a goal of $1000 or more. Setting a fundraising goal and reaching out to your network of family and friends is a great way to ensure those in our community are able to receive quality end of life care regardless of age, diagnosis or ability to pay. All funds you raise will help make a difference.

Where does the money go? 
Hospice of Michigan Foundation uses the funds raised to provide quality end of life comfort care for all who need and seek our care, regardless of their age, diagnosis or ability to pay. For a complete list of where your money can go please visit our Fundraising Ideas page.  

For more information about Hospice of Michigan and the end of life care we provide, visit our website: www.hom.org.

Can I fundraise through Facebook or Twitter? 
Once you've registered for the Do-it-Yourself Fundraiser, you can use Facebook, Twitter or other social media to invite your friends to support you. Be sure to post regular updates as you make progress toward your fundraising goal and to publicly thank your supporters.

What if someone wants to give me a check? 
Please make sure the check is made payable to Hospice of Michigan, reference line DIY. Checks should be mailed to: 

Hospice of Michigan 
ATTN: Laura Vanover
989 Spaulding Ave SE 
Ada, MI  49301

Can I submit a matching gift for this event? 

Many contributions can be doubled if your organization has a Matching Gifts Program. Fill out your organization's paperwork for matching gifts and submit the forms to:

Hospice of Michigan 
ATTN: Laura Vanover
989 Spaulding Ave SE 
Ada, MI  49301