Can I reserve shifts in advance so I can build on the same day as my team?
The only way to reserve your shift is by first raising your $350 minimum. At that point, you’ll be automatically emailed a link to register for the day of your choosing (as long as there are still shifts available).
The faster everyone on your team can reach their fundraising minimums, the better chance you have to build on the same day.
What if everyone on my team isn’t able to reserve a shift on the same day?
If you fundraise quickly, you shouldn’t have a problem registering for the same day. We’ll do what we can to move shifts around so that a single person isn’t left out, but we can’t guarantee anything! The number of shifts available each day is set to ensure every participant has safe and meaningful work to do.
I haven’t personally raised my $350 minimum, but my team has collectively raised more than the sum of the minimums for all of us – can I still build with them?
No – each person is required to raise the $350 fundraising minimum.
Why can I donate to the team if it doesn’t help the individual fundraisers?
Some people or businesses might wish to donate to your team to show their support, without designating it to a particular individual. That’s totally fine, but remember that these donations to the team don’t count toward any one person’s total, so you still each need to raise your $350 apart from any team donations.
If the donation should be for an individual but was made to the team by mistake, please contact us and we move it to the individual's fundraising page.
Dress appropriately for any weather and the possibility that the mornings will be much colder than the afternoons. Work clothes that you don’t mind getting dirty are essential, long pants are required, and long hair needs to be tied back.
Do I get to choose what type of work I’ll be doing?
Yes, to a point. There will be a sign-up sheet at registration so as you arrive in the morning, you can select which crew you’d like to work on (first come first serve).
Can I build without any construction experience?
Yes! There is absolutely no experience necessary. After the morning safety briefing from our awesome site supervisors, you will be working in small groups with our crew leaders (experienced volunteers) who will work side-by-side with you all day.
You’ll be on the tools from the get-go, but you’ll never be asked to do anything you’re not comfortable with.
I have an injury that limits my ability. Should I still come?
If you think that you’ll be limited in the level of physical work you can do, feel free to contact us and ask. That said, it’s likely that we can find some modified duties to utilize your other abilities.
Just let your Crew Leader know when you are put into groups, and they will not ask you to do anything you’re not comfortable with or able to do.
What's for lunch?
We have delicious options from some generous community supporters. Each day there will be meat, vegetarian and gluten-free options, so please email us if you have any further restrictions or allergies.
Can I make a donation to a team?
Yes. You can make a donation to a fundraiser on a team or you can make a general team donation.
Where should I mail donation checks?
All donations should be mailed to: Habitat for Humanity Southern Alberta Suite 210, 805 Manning Road NE Calgary, AB T2E 7M8.
Who should I make my check out to?
Please make all checks payable to: Habitat for Humanity Southern Alberta. Please make sure that in the memo it says Women Build Presented by TC Energy and who the donations should be credited to.
How do I find a participant's personal fundraising webpage?
Click on the home page and begin typing the first or last name. Your options will display as you type.
How quickly can I expect an online donation to post to a participant's fundraising account?
Any donation made online should post immediately. If an online donation does not post within 5 minutes, please contact us.
What happens if I check the checkbox to "cover processing fees"?
If you check this checkbox, you will be charged the amount indicated next to the checkbox. This amount will also be visible to the non-profit. However, on the fundraising page, your intended - initial donation amount will be displayed.
Are donations tax-deductible?
All monetary donations are tax-deductible to the extent allowed by law.
Do all donors who mail their donations receive a receipt?
Any donor who mail a donation over $20.00 and provide an address will receive a receipt via mail once the donation has been processed.
Do all donors who contribute online receive a receipt?
Yes, anyone who donates online, regardless of the amount, will receive a receipt via email.
What is Habitat for Humanity Southern Alberta's Tax ID number?
A Tax ID number identifies Habitat for Humanity Southern Alberta as a registered charity in Canada. The Habitat for Humanity Southern Alberta Tax ID number is 13582 0496 RR0001
How do I add a dedication when I make a donation?
When you make a donation online, you can designate what you want to appear as your recognition name on the participant's Honor Roll. This may be your name, or it could be something such as "From the whole Wolf family" or "in memory of Aunt Cathy."
Can I enter a cheque online?
You can't enter a check online. What you can do is enter a check as a pledge. This can be done in the fundraising section of your headquarters page. The status of the check will be pending until the check is received by Habitat for Humanity Southern Alberta.
How quickly can I expect an online donation to post to my page?
Any donation made online should post immediately. If your donation does not post within 5 minutes, please contact Habitat for Humanity Southern Alberta.
Not all of my donors are showing up in the Honor Roll. Why?
As your donors make a contribution, they have the option of whether or not they want to appear in the Honor Roll.
Where can I find a list of the people who have donated to my page?
Log in with your email and password to visit your headquarters page. Select My Fundraising Report on the left side. You will then find a list of all of your donors as well as a list of all donors to your team.
How can I send a thank you email to my donors?
To easily send thank-you emails to donors, follow these steps: 1. Log in to your fundraiser dashboard by clicking the "My HQ" link in the top right 2. Click "My Fundraising Report" in the left sidebar 3. Locate the donor/donation you'd like to thank, and click "Send Email" (If the donor didn't submit their email address, this option is unavailable.) 4. Type the message in the pop-up window, and click "Send Email"
What is my personal page URL?
A personal URL is a shortened link to your team or personal page that you can send to friends and family in emails. A personal URL will look like this https://my.habitatsouthernab.ca/women-build-2020/ben.
Can a donor add a dedication message that appears in my fundraising honor roll?
When a donor makes a donation online, s/he can enter text to appear on the fundraising honor roll. This may be the donor's name, or it could be something like "From the whole Wolf family" or "In Memory of Aunt Cathy".