Frequently Asked Questions
CHAMPIONS AND FOOD FOR THE POOR
Champions For The Poor is a peer-to-peer fundraising program. You can, quickly and easily, create your own web page and raise funds to help extremely impoverished children and families across 18 countries in the Caribbean and Latin America served by Food For The Poor.
Food For The Poor is one of the largest international relief and development organization in the United States.
Our work is motivated by our faith in God, spreading His unconditional love, regardless of race, wealth, or creed as we minister to the poorest of the poor in 18 countries throughout the Caribbean and Latin America.
By providing lifesaving food, secure housing, clean water, healthcare, emergency relief, micro-enterprise projects and education opportunities, we are giving the poor a chance at a better future, and showing them God’s love. Join us.
FUNDRAISING AND DONATIONS
Research proves that people are more likely to donate when they see that somebody else has given first. Show others you’re serious and be the first to donate to your cause.
Then, reach out to a handful of your closest allies and ask them to contribute to your cause to get the ball rolling.
Make a plan and get started now. Set small, weekly goals and the money will add up in no time.
The more personal your fundraising communication is, the more effective it will be. Post about your page on social media at least once a week, using photos and personal messages, to keep your friends up-to-date and aware.
Donating online is fast, easy, and completely secure.
You can direct anyone, wishing to support your cause, to your page URL. There is a big “Donate” button on your fundraising page. This is where you, your friends, and family can all make a donation to your campaign.
Food For The Poor is one of the largest international relief and development organizations in the United States. We are transforming lives in 18 countries throughout the Caribbean and Latin America.
When you give to Food For The Poor, you support relief and development initiatives that change lives and inspire hope. Thanks to the support of faithful individuals like you, our programs provide food, housing, healthcare, education, fresh water, emergency relief and self-sustainability initiatives for thousands of impoverished children and families each day.
No, there is no minimum requirement to fundraise through Champions. Feel free to set a fundraising goal that you are comfortable with.
All donations are tax-deductible to the extent allowed by law.
Yes. To ensure that donations are applied correctly, please make sure all check donations are made payable to Food For The Poor and include your source code and the first and last name of the fundraiser’s page you are donating to on the memo line of the check.
Please mail all check donations to Food For The Poor, Inc, Attn: Champions, 6401 Lyons Road, Coconut Creek, FL. 33073.
Online donations are posted immediately.
Check donations sent in through the mail may take one to two weeks, on average, to post to your Champions page.
If you made a donation online, you will receive an email tax receipt immediately. If you made a donation by check, you will receive a tax receipt in the mail.
For more information on tax receipts, please contact our Donor Service Team at email@example.com.
YOUR CHAMPIONS PAGE
Your Champions page is a custom, web-based account dedicated to you and your fundraising efforts. Your friends, family, and supports can visit your page to learn more and donate to your fundraiser.
You create this page through the process of signing up through the Champions website. There is default content on the page about Champions and Food For The Poor. We strongly encourage participants to customize their page to tell visitors why you are raising money for Food For The Poor. You can tell your personal story, add videos and pictures. Then, share your link with others to support your cause.
When you create your fundraiser, you will be provided with a unique URL for it. You can simply copy and paste the link into personalized emails or texts to friends, family and co-workers. You can also share this link on Facebook, Twitter and other social media sites.
Yes! When you create your fundraising page, one of the steps will be for you to choose where you would like your funds raised to go. We want our Champions to choose the cause closest to their heart, whether that is feeding, housing, education, etc. We have several options to choose from.
Personalizing your page makes a big impact with your supporters.
Once you have logged in, click “Account” under your avatar icon at the top right of the page. Your fundraising pages will be listed under “Your Events.” Click on the page you want to edit.
This will take you to your fundraising page where you can click the pencil icon next to any area you wish to update.
Share your own story, add your own photos and set your own goal. Just follow the simple steps provided!
Log in to your Champions account and click “Account” under your avatar icon at the top right of the page. You can upload photos and videos by clicking the pencil icon next to your page message body area.
Log in to your Champions account and click “Account” under your avatar icon at the top right of the page. Click the pencil icon under the thermometer to update your goal, create milestones, and incentives for your donors.
You will be assigned a unique URL after you start your fund. Post this link on Facebook or Twitter, and send the link to friends and family in personalized emails and texts.
Yes! We actually recommend it. Once a supporter makes a donation you will receive notification. They’ll receive an automated thank you email from your page, but we encourage you post comments on your fundraising page as well as respond to comments others make on your fundraising page! And use your personal email, Facebook and Twitter accounts to send a personal note of thanks as well.
Yes! We find that the most successful fundraisers do the following:
1. Customize their fundraising page with their own personal story and reason for fundraising.
2. Make their own donation first — we find that others are much more likely to donate to your page once they see that you have done so first.
3. Identify their five closest friends and family members and personally ask them to make a donation. Send them a personal email with a link to your fundraising page. You will get great momentum for your fundraising after you and your closest friends and family members have made the first donations.
Click “Forgot Password” from the top right corner of the site’s sign-in section in order to reset your account.
If you have trouble remembering your login email, contact firstname.lastname@example.org.