Global Home Challenge

Be Active FROM Home FOR Homes.
Join us to stay moving and change lives!

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'Around the World in 80 Days'

May 29 - August 16, 2020

Canceled volunteer events and fundraisers threaten to halt our mission of helping families worldwide have a healthy, decent home in which to thrive — right when they need it most. Our response: an ambitious 50,000 land-mile journey together around the globe through every Fuller Center country and many others! Virtually.

Current Location: Georgia, USA

How It Works

Register and receive your customizable fundraising page, then share the link with potential donors. 

Funds raised will enable us to build 80 homes in 16 locations most in need of our help right now, even at this time when travel is not possible.

Global Builders Virtual Teams work together to sponsor entire homes. When registering, choose to join individually, join a team, or create a team. 

Log your miles cycling, walking, jogging, spinning or hopping — any form of active transportation — as we collectively trek every mile around the earth. 

To track miles, create or login to your free RidewithGPS account and join our organization goal of 50,000 active miles using the button above.

Or submit miles manually each time using the button below.

A friendly Race to the Top competition with points for funds raised and miles traveled will keep it fun. Winners will receive prizes. 

Join our group on Facebook: Global Home Challenge

Register and receive your customizable fundraising page, then share the link with potential donors. 

Funds raised will enable us to build 80 homes in 16 locations most in need of our help right now, even at this time when travel is not possible.

Global Builders Virtual Teams work together to sponsor entire homes. When registering, choose to join individually, join a team, or create a team. 

Log your miles cycling, walking, jogging, spinning or hopping — any form of active transportation — as we collectively trek every mile around the earth. 

To track miles, create or login to your free RidewithGPS account and join our organization goal of 50,000 active miles using the button above.

Or submit miles manually each time using the button below.

A friendly Race to the Top competition with points for funds raised and miles traveled will keep it fun. Winners will receive prizes. 

Join the conversation in the Global Home Challenge’s Facebook Group.

Answers to Questions

Consider setting a mileage and dollar goal, and then share your personal fundraising page. 

As you progress towards your goals, send emails or post pictures on social media to keep your friends informed of your progress and how they can donate or join the challenge.

Points are earned for miles logged, funds raised, and volunteer hours served. There will also be periodic opportunities to earn bonus points for fun challenges posted to our Facebook group.   

Scoring Guide

Important note: Points for activity on RidewithGPS will be calculated according to what you submit as your primary activity when you register. If you have completed a different activity, please submit them here

Yes! Prizes will be announced via email and Facebook throughout the month of May and then posted here in case you missed them! (Have prizes to contribute in exchange for promotion? Email ghc@fullercenter.org.) 

Prizes will include gifts from sponsors and Fuller Center apparel that can be earned by hitting fundraising thresholds as well as winning competitions. 

Race to the Top Competition
Those with the Top 5 overall points during the event will receive the following discounts off of future registration fees from Global Builders trips (GB), Bike Adventures (FCBA), or U.S. Builds (USB). More prizes will be announced: 

  • 1st Place – $400 off GB | FREE – FCBA and USB
  • 2nd Place – $300 off GB | $200 off FCBA and USB
  • 3rd Place – $200 off GB | $150 off FCBA and USB
  • 4th Place – $100 off GB, FCBA and USB
  • 5th Place – $50 off GB, FCBA and USB

To qualify, the participant must have logged at least 50 miles and raised at least $250 during the challenge.

Weekly Winners
We will also recognize weekly winners for the 7-day periods beginning on Friday and ending each Thursday for the first 11 weeks of the challenge. The victors will receive great glory as well as prizes from KT Tape! 

To qualify, the participant must have logged at least 5 miles that week and raised at least $100. 

The COVID-19 outbreak has caused unprecedented cancellations of Global Builders trips, Bike Adventures, and other Fuller Center volunteer events that our partners rely upon to do their important work.

Yet this period of “shelter at home” highlights the need for our work. Spending more time trapped at home increases exposure to infectious diseases for kids who live in inadequate housing such as damp, cold and moldy environments. Globally, houses of mud walls and floors combined with poor sanitation create an environment for life-threatening diseases like Chagas, severe diarrhea, cholera, typhoid, and malaria. Diarrhea alone tragically claims the lives of more than 800,000 children under age five every year (Source: CDC). Our work helps to address these issues. 

Our volunteers may not be able to physically build homes together at this time, but what better way to respond than by joining a community through which to move together and address one of the largest causes of endemic diseases around the world: poor shelter.

Health professionals have stated that cycling outdoors during the coronavirus pandemic can be done safely. Here is a collection of resources for safe outdoor activity during the pandemic

Local guidelines are continuously changing, and we ask that you follow the recommendations and requirements in your community. Of course, a home stationary bike, bike on a trainer, or home treadmill should always remain a socially-distant option. 

No. The funds will be put to immediate use in helping to build homes with families. 

Yes. Riders who registered for our 2020 Florida to Florence, West Coast, Natchez Trace and Tour de Florida rides will continue using your existing MyFCBA fundraising pages. Rides that get postponed until 2021 will have the credit transferred forward. 

It’s the funds raised that change lives so we hope everyone will fundraise, but there’s no minimum requirement for funds or mileage to participate. Some prizes require minimums as indicated. Come join us!

Scoreboard

Current Location: Georgia, USA

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50,000 Mile Goal

To win the week, the participant must have submitted at least 5 miles and raised at least $100, and each may only officially win once.

To win one of the overall top finisher prizes, the participant must have logged at least 50 miles and raised at least $250. 

 

Important note: Points for activity on RidewithGPS will be calculated according to what you submit as your primary activity when you register. If you have completed a different activity, please submit them here

Progress by Country

Point the cursor at the slice of the chart to see how much has been raised or is remaining.

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Want to see your logo here and throughout our event? Just offer a great prize for our participants! Contact ghc@fullercenter.org to discuss.