Austin Gives Miles
Family Eldercare is proud to partner with the Austin Marathon, Half Marathon, and 5k as an official Austin Gives Miles charity partner! This event builds brand awareness, allows our biggest fans to fundraise for our mission, and brings together groups of all ages and abilities to run, walk, or volunteer at the Lone Star State’s premier running event. Read below to learn how you can get involved. We’ll see you on February 18, 2018!
Whether you’re a regular Gazelle on Lady Bird Lake or planning your first couch – to – 5k, we want you on our team! Runners of all abilities can run for Team Family Eldercare. Register HERE and don’t forget to select “Family Eldercare” under the Austin Gives Miles option on page 2 of your registration. This will automatically create your fundraising page. It doesn’t get any easier to raise money for your favorite cause!
We’re giving away fabulous prizes to our top fundraisers! Details and levels coming soon!
Don’t want to run, but still want to get involved? We need you at our aid station! This opportunity is perfect for gathering service hour for school, workplace teams, or individuals who want to make a big impact for runners on race day. Details and registration link coming soon!
If you’re volunteering, we still want you on our team! Visit Crowdrise.com/fec2018 and sign up to raise money for our mission. Non-runners who fundraise are still eligible for prizes!
Worried about asking your friends and family for money? Don’t be! Your team is here to help you every step of the way, and want you to be successful. When you join the team, you’ll receive an email from Family Eldercare with sample “asks” you can use. Here are a few ideas:
- Share, share, share! The easiest way to let people know you’re fundraising is to share your Crowdrise page on all of your social media channels.
- Connect them to our mission! Many of your circle have likely never heard of us, but they want to help what you want to help. Share our agency video to let them know what we do and why they should give.
- Big or small, we love them all! Donations in any amount are helpful, so if you’re not comfortable asking for a lot, ask for a little! Just $15 provides a fan to a family in need during the hot summer. Just $35 provides holiday gifts to a senior who is alone for the holidays. Want to go bigger? $120 allows 12 homebound seniors to socialize and connect to our Lifetime Connections Without Walls program for a year! $240 provides 17 healthy meals for seniors who need help at home.
- Be the example! People want to support your efforts and see success. Prime the pump with a donation to show your belief in the mission, and others will believe in us with you!
Have questions, ideas, or just need a pep talk? Contact us and we’ll be glad to help!