Frequently Asked Questions

What is Bowl for Hope?

Bowl for Hope (BFH) is a fundraiser benefiting Home Start Hope. BFH is a team fundraising, online event similar to a 5K race, only with bowling! To participate you just have to register your team, raise money and get involved with the weekly challenges and activities for a chance to win great prizes. BFH is a great way for individuals and companies to have fun and make a BIG impact on the lives of families right here in our own community.


When and where is BFH?

We are going virtual this year! Since we can’t be together in large groups we decided to bring the fun to you. We’re kicking things off on September 7th. Visit our website at homestarthope.org for all the details OR https://bowlforhope.swell.gives to register.


How do I register?

It’s easy to register just click here:  https://bowlforhope.swell.gives


How much does it cost?

$25 per person, you can make the donation once you’ve registered, just click the Donate Now button.


When do I fundraise?

Get started today! Once you register, your personal fundraising page will be live. You’ll get an email with a link to add your photo to your page to personalize it. Copy the link on your page and share it with your family, friends and colleagues to let them know what you’re doing and to get them to join in on all the fun! You’ll have from September 7th though the end of October to receive donations. The first four weeks of the event we’ll have activity and fundraising challenges you can participate in and maybe even win a prize for your efforts. Watch your email for further details.


Can I get donations off-line?

Yes! You can accept cash or checks made out to Home Start Hope. You can mail them to us at: P.O. Box 858, Webster NY 14580.  Send us an email to let us know so we can add the donations to your personal fundraising page. 


Any suggestions on how to fundraise?

Use social media often, post to Facebook, Instagram, Twitter and LinkedIn. Ask your friends, family and colleagues to support you. Let them know what your personal fundraising goal is, they want to help you reach it! Be sure to thank your donors on social media. We created some social posts and an email for you to use as examples.


Other questions?

Contact Kristin at mathis@homestarthope.org