|Servathon has an 21-year history of bringing together thousands of area volunteers for two extraordinary days of service. Volunteers will complete hands-on projects this year at area nonprofits and schools. They will paint, plant, build, and not only save area nonprofits and schools hundreds of thousands of dollars, but they will also make the region a better and brighter place.|
We invite you to be one of the nearly 10,000 volunters on April 20-21 who will engage in service at Servathon.
Individuals and teams can start registering on Wednesday, February 1. A $25 registration fee helps share in the program costs (paint, ladders, brushes, trash bags, etc) of the day and includes your event t-shirt and an invitation to the after party.
We also ask each volunteer to raise $100 or more to support HandsOn Greater DC Cares’ efforts to connect volunteers to the community throughout the year. It’s not mandatory, but we appreciate your help! The money raised will enable HandsOn Greater DC Cares to continue to impact regional nonprofits and schools by providing them with critical volunteer services.
The donations that friends and family make for you make a real difference: $10 will plant 5 trees in DC OR create 380 safer sex or anti-smoking kits
$25 will ensure 12 kids have a safe, fun after school environment OR nurture 24 animals
$50 will ensure companionship for 60 seniors OR remove 363 lbs of trash and debris from neighborhoods, parks, and shore lines
$100 will prepare/deliver/serve 2,092 meals OR facilitate 5 arts performances
$250 will paint 15 inspirational murals in public school classrooms, improving the learning space for 300+ children
$500 will train 1 professional to serve on a nonprofit board and match them with an organization in need of their skills
$1,000 will facilitate 1 behind the scenes highly-skilled project that dramatically increases a charity’s ability to serve its clients, such as strategic planning, planning a fundraiser, or setting up accounting systems.
Individuals and teams can register now until Monday, April 16, 2012. Project Selection will begin in mid-March.
HandsOn Greater DC Cares staff will support your fundraising efforts, providing tools that make it easy! Once you register, you will have your own headquarters with automated tools that allow you to create your personal on-line Servathon page with customized photos and a personal message. You will be able to send emails inviting friends, family, and colleagues to sponsor you. We provide sample emails that you can use or edit, or you can write your own.
* Friday, April 20, 2012 – Servathon Sponsors’ Day of Service
* Saturday, April 21, 2012 – Open to all volunteers, including sponsors
Celebration of Service:
Come celebrate your accomplishments at the after party from 1pm to 6pm. The party location will be at Ozio Club and Restaurant, which has 4 amazing levels, and will be open to Servathon participants only! There will be some free apps for the first hour and the party will continue with great drink specials and a DJ until 6:30pm!
Great Prizes for Our Highest Fundraisers!
Top fundraisers will be eligible to win special prizes from HandsOn Greater DC Cares. Check back for more information on prizes for top fundraisers.
Please note: HandsOn Greater DC Cares is a 501(c)3 organization and all pledge donations are fully tax deductible.
|Champions of Service ($1,000.00 - $2,500.00) |
People who raise more than $1,000 for Servathon, including registration fees.
| Rewards: Champions of Service - Individuals who raise more than $1,000 for Servathon will receive:|
o 2 tickets to the Volunteer Impact Awards Reception
o Recognition for their fundraising efforts at the Reception
o A Servathon 2012 customized gift
|Standing Up for Service ($2,500.00 - $10,000.00) |
Teams that fundraise $2,500 or more, including registration fees.
| Rewards: Standing Up for Service - These teams receive:|
o Customized Team Signage at their project, if the amount is raised by March 30
o 4 Invitations to the Volunteer Impact Awards Reception on Thursday, April 19