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HUDDLE UP: Fellowship for a Great Cause

HUDDLE UP: Fellowship for a Great Cause

Faith-Based Groups Can Host HUDDLES for Habitat

Does your Sunday School class, prayer group or house of worship host get-togethers for the big game each year? Or, is your youth group looking for a fun fellowship event? Consider hosting an MX Performance Group HOME TEAM HUDDLE for Habitat for Humanity of Greater Memphis on Sunday, Feb. 1 or anytime during the week leading up to the game. HOME TEAM HUDDLE is a great way for faith-based groups to get involved with Memphis Habitat and support our mission!

Successful Faith-Based HUDDLES: Germantown United Methodist Church

Germantown United Methodist Church (GUMC) has long been involved with Memphis Habitat. Congregants were involved in the earliest days of Memphis Habitat, and since the late 1980s, the church has been raising funds and bringing volunteers to help local families build and buy their first homes. GUMC has built more homes than ANY Memphis Habitat house-building partner in our nearly 32-year history!

The church also has involved with HOME TEAM HUDDLE since our first event 11 years ago. Each year, numerous Sunday School classes host HUDDLES in the homes of class members and spend Super Sunday in fellowship, raising funds for Habitat’s mission. The parties vary in size but not in enthusiasm. The classes actually have a bit of a competition as to which class can raise the most! Over the years, several GUMC classes have hosted the top fundraising parties, and some GUMC members have even won the grand prize! Our 2014 winners Bob and Ethel Matthews won our football getaway after attending the Alpha Class’ 2014 HUDDLE.

    

   

Photos from past GUMC-hosted HUDDLES

Why Host a HUDDLE?

  • It’s fun!
  • It provides a great opportunity for fellowship.
  • It’s easy! Just pick a location and invite friends and family join you for the game.
  • It’s for a GREAT cause – Habitat for Humanity of Greater Memphis. Proceeds from HOME TEAM HUDDLE help Memphis Habitat serve more local families via its new homebuying and critical home repair programs.  

How?

  1. Register to host a HOME TEAM HUDDLE.
  2. Plan your HUDDLE with activities that encourage your family and friends to attend and donate. There’s no limit to the fun you can have or the funds you can raise!
  3. Remind your guests why HOME TEAM HUDDLE is important, how it helps Habitat and ask them to donate.
  4. After the event, provide donations and guest sign-in sheet to Memphis Habitat. Funds must be received no later than Friday, Feb. 27.

All party hosts and everyone who attends and signs in at a party will be eligible to win the grand prize football getaway that includes airfare, a two-night stay from Hilton Worldwide and two tickets to the NFL regular season game of the winner’s choice from MX Performance Group! Top fundraising party hosts are also eligible for prizes, including a private dinner for 10 from Heart & Soul Catering by Michael Francis; 8 tickets to a Redbirds game this season, courtesy of Regions; lunch for 10 from Holiday Deli & Ham Co. Hacks Cross; and a tailgating supply package from Cordova Walmart Supercenter.

Posted by Jessica Hord at 10:16 AM
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