DOUBLE DOG DARE CAMPAIGN
At the Creation District, we believe in daring each day so that anyone who walks through our doors can claim her strengths and make impossible dreams come to life. The Creation District is a partner to Tubman House, an 18-month transitional living program for homeless parenting youth. At Tubman House, our residents are daring daily as each pursues a sustaining future. The Double Dog Dare Campaign is a fundraising campaign that invites you into the action and each penny earned will go to support local families currently experiencing homelessness.
1. Pick a goal or a dream or a crazy idea. If you don’t have one in mind, choose from our list of dares.
2. Ask the world (or at least your Facebook friends): Do you DARE me to ________________?
3. Make your Double Dog Dare campaign page on our Crowdrise site here by clicking "Join the Team" so friends and family can sponsor you to reach your goal AND raise funds for the young parents and children of Tubman House.
4. Once you meet your fundraising goal, get out there and complete your dare! Be sure to take plenty of pictures!
Tell Me More About Those Dares
Dares range from the inspiring to the absurd. They might represent a wild dream, a big change, a new commitment, a small sacrifice, or pure and wild silliness.
Your dare may be that small nudge (or hard shove) you need to do something, quit something, gain something, lose something, or make a fool of yourself at karaoke. The idea is that you get the blessing of a daring deed done and Tubman benefits from the donations that allow us to grow our programs.
Why Dare for Tubman House?
Tubman House is no 30 day shelter. We are in for the long haul. Our clients do not manage crisis- they conquer it.
Tubman serves young parents (18 to 21 years old) and their children as they overcome homelessness and trauma. Each resident stays up to 18 months, receiving free housing and relentless support to become leaders in their own lives- and leaders in the lives of their children and communities.
How do we convince a young woman or a young journeying through hard times that the world holds beauty and possibility?
We offer a home instead of a shelter. Get each to the ocean and the snow. Give plenty of time. Offer love. Believe in each. Hand over the reigns. Share possibilities, but don’t declare a path as they consider career, college, and ways forward. Let each explore and make a path in that wandering. Remind each constantly of the strengths you see within. Forgive the bad moments. Let each decide when to embrace the practical and when to celebrate the absurd. Give the freedom and trust each young adult deserves.