FAQ's (Frequently Asked Questions)
  1. How do I begin?
Send an email to meital_cafri@ohelfamily.org to participate in a charity partner event. YOU MUST GET THE OFFICIAL INVITE to secure a spot on the team. THIS IS ONLY A FUNDRAISING PAGE. 
If you are doing a sporting event on your own and do not require a charity slot, or are creating your own event, YOU MUST CONTACT Meital (she has a lot of info and ideas to help your fundraising efforts)!
 
Each event has different amounts of fundraising commitments.  By committing to TEAM OHEL, we require you to raise a minimum donation of:
   $2,500 for ING NYC MARATHON
   $2,500 for NYC TRIATHLON. 
   $750 for TD 5 BORO BIKE TOUR
 
We pay for our charitable spots and we count on the fundraising to ensure the success of our events.  If you have secured a spot in any sporting event on your own and are so kind to raise money on our behalf - we are so grateful!  And if you have decided to do some cool event where we net your proceeds -very cool! 
 
Please know your amazing fundraising efforts are helping raise invaluable funds to help kids with disabilities, foster children, and children in Domestic Violence Shelters. Your hard earned fundraising dollars will provide schloarships to send children to Camp Kaylie and OHEL's year-round camps.  Also, proceeds will be used for our Simcha Fund to provide a Bar/Bat Mitzvah celebration, clothing, and anything else needed for a life cycle event that is not covered by government funding for foster children and children in our Domestic Violence Shelters.
 
2.  How do I start my own fanpage for fundraising?

You can now create & manage your own personal page, share your photos, goals & get sponsors. For certain events, the www.Crowdrise.com platform is used. We thank you for making a commitment to OHEL. You have taken a great step!
 
3.  I am concerned that I might not be able to raise the required funds.  Will I be able to do it?
 
Even if you've never raised money before, our materials and strategies will make it easy for you to solicit and collect sponsorships from friends, family, colleagues, neighbors, and others. Experience has shown that it is not only possible, but enjoyable, to set and reach your goals.  See our tab for 10 easy steps to raise $2500.00 org, or check out the tab "CREATE YOUR EVENT" for some ideas.  Also note, many companies offer charitable donation matching programs, so make sure to ask your sponsors to check with their employers, as it will help you meet your goal ever more quickly.
 
4.  Is there a refund/exchange policy?
 
Yes. If a donation was made accidentally or for the wrong amount, simply make us aware of the issue and we will be happy to make any necessary refunds, changes, or corrections.  Race registration fees are not refundable.
 
5. If my donors give me checks where do I send them?
 
Not a problem, please send checks to:
 
Meital Cafri
OHEL Children's Home & Family Services
4510 16th Avenue 5th Floor
Brooklyn NY 11204
 
Please be sure to indicate your name on the envelope to ensure that donations are credited to your account.
 
 
 
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