Even a small gift can go a long way. Take the story of Beth H., who has made over 561 donations to OFH over the past 10 years (many of them for $5.70 per paycheck). Watch the full video above!

We’re so excited for the return of our annual Family Ride and Walk event in just five short weeks, that we’re starting the celebration a little early! Every Tuesday morning, check your inbox (or our blogFacebookInstagram or Twitter) for a countdown message about a NEW topic related to the event.


As we count down the days to September 25, we’d be remiss if we didn’t bring up one of the most important aspects of our event: Fundraising!

The Ride Run Walk is Outreach for Hope’s largest fundraiser of the year. Your generous donations will make it possible for us to fund grants to our central city congregations in the Greater Milwaukee Synod, ELCA.

Want to help us on the road to raising $150,000, but aren’t sure where to start?

This year, we have options to fundraise both online (with the personal or team fundraiser page you created during online registration) or offline (by using our print pledge form and/or mailing a donation to us directly). You can find step-by-step instructions and FAQ’s on both of these options in our Registration and Fundraising Guide.

Here’s some more ideas to shake up your fundraising efforts:

  • PERSONALIZE & SHARE YOUR FUNDRAISING PAGE: Did you know that you can personalize the online fundraiser page you created during online registration with your own photo and personal fundraising story? IF YOU’VE ALREADY REGISTERED, click here to login and edit your page. And check out the great examples linked here, here and here for some inspiration!
  • MAKE IT A TEAM EFFORT: Why not form a fundraising team with your congregation? You can even take it a step further by challenging a neighboring congregation to a friendly fundraising competition!
  • GET THE KIDS INVOLVED: Do your kids want to help, too? Consider donating the profits from a lemonade stand, or from doing odd jobs for neighbors (light yard work, car washing, or dog walking). Or, kids can call relatives and ask them to donate.
  • USE OUR PROMO MATERIALS: If you’re unsure where to start, check out our promo materials, which include a letter template to share with family and friends, social media graphics and pre-written posts, and more!

At the end of the day, we’re all on this road together, and every bit helps us reach our goal. Let’s make this year our most successful fundraiser ever!!

Get excited,
The Ride Run Walk Team