About Project Open Hand
Since 1985, Project Open Hand has provided vital nutrition and compassion to some of the neediest individuals in our community. Project Open Hand provides meals, groceries, and nutritional counseling to individuals living with HIV and AIDS, individuals who are homebound with other critical illnesses, and seniors in San Francisco and Alameda County. At Project Open Hand, the goal is to feed the body, mind, and soul, through healthy food prepared and delivered with love, by dedicated staff and volunteers.
Watch this video to learn more about Project Open Hand.
Become a GIANT Fundraiser and make a giant difference in our community! 100% of dollars fundraised will directly benefit Project Open Hand and enable them to continue feeding our community.
Once you create your personal Giant Race Fundraising Page, you’ll receive all the resources you need to meet and exceed your fundraising goals.
10 Fundraising Tips to Get You Started!
Set a fundraising goal. Yes, this seems like a given, but having a goal to strive toward truly makes fundraising more enjoyable and manageable.
Share your story. Explain to your friends, family, and coworkers why you care about Project Open Hand. It will help them see the cause through your eyes. For more information on Project Open Hand’s story visit www.openhand.org.
Think in meals, not dollars.
$2 provides a hot and nutritious meal for a client.
$15 provides 1 week of meals for a senior client.
$25 provides 2 weeks of meals for someone living with a critical illness.
$50 provides 7 weeks of groceries for someone living with HIV/AIDS.
$100 provides 50 meals for someone who is homebound.
Get Social! Making contact with as many people as possible is key to your fundraising. Ask for support through email, Facebook, Twitter, or your blog and ALWAYS include a direct link to your Fundraising Page.
Send out handwritten letters via snail mail. Yes, it may be old fashioned, but a personalized letter is the most basic fundraising tool, and that's because it works. Plus, who doesn’t love receiving a handwritten letter in the mail?
Double your donations through your employer’s matched gift program. Contact your company’s Human Resources department and ask if they match charitable donations. Be sure to ask the friends, family, and colleagues supporting you to do the same.
Change for change. Keep a change jar in a high traffic area at work, and ask your coworkers to donate their extra coins to the cause.
Dress down day. Ask your company to allow an official Giant Race Fundraising Dress Down Day. For the privilege of dressing down, employees donate $20.00 toward your fundraising efforts.
Throw a pre-race party and invite guests to make a donation to your fundraising efforts.
Email Signature. Create an email signature with a link to your Fundraising Page. You’ll be surprised by the number of people who respond.
Think outside the box! Ask your church, yoga studio, hair salon, gym, dentist, landlord, local newspaper, favorite radio station, etc. to support your efforts.
*Most importantly, don’t forget to thank all the generous individuals who support your Giant Race fundraising efforts!