FAQs

How long does the 30 for 30 Challenge go for?

The challenge goes for 30 days. You aim to start on November 1st and complete the challenge on November 30th, but you can begin fundraising as soon as you register and finish setting up your personal fundraising page.

Why is it called 30 for 30 Challenge?

Thirty years ago, Youth Off The Streets was founded by Father Chris Riley. To mark this 30-year milestone, we invite you to take the 30 for 30 Challenge this November.

How do I choose what challenge to do?

Everyone is different, with different skills and different goals.  We invite you to create your own challenge, whether that be health, fitness, learning or just a fun activity. Here are some ideas:  

  • Walk, run, swim, ride, paddle, read, row, or skip etc. for 30 minutes for 30 days. 
  • Learn a new skill or language in 30 days 
  • Refrain from chocolate or alcohol or coffee for 30 days 
  • Get 30 people on your team and take turns doing an activity for 30 minutes of an activity, every day for 30 days or 
  • Get a team together and do an activity for an hour each, for 30 consecutive hours
  • Create a challenge and challenge other friends or businesses to match it

Get creative, have some fun and take the challenge! You can take the 30 for 30 Challenge as an individual or a team. 100% of all funds raised will go to help young Australians at risk. 

To register, all you have to do is sign up, enter your activity and pick your time or distance.  

Why aren’t the donations that I am receiving through Facebook showing up on my fundraising page?

Facebook donations are handled and held by a third party, so we can’t sync these donations with the 30 for 30 Challenge campaign due to limitations with the Facebook Donate button functionality. Given these limitations, we advise you not to use the Facebook Donate button to raise funds.

If you’d like your friends and family to donate to you, we encourage you to share the link to your fundraising page on your social media pages instead.

How much should I fundraise?

You can choose your own goal for the amount you want to fundraise, however we have set three suggestion fundraising goals you can choose from if you want to choose from one of those:

$390 can help to support our Street Walk program for one night helping to protect homeless young people

$550 can help to provide an alcohol and drug-free educational workshop for vulnerable young people

$1180 can help to provide 10 young people to overcome trauma with access to counselling services

Where do all the funds raised go?

All the funds raised by the 30 for 30 Challenge directly support Youth Off The Streets, whose mission is to help disconnected young people discover the greatness within by engaging, supporting and providing opportunities to encourage and facilitate positive life choices. Learn more about the services we offer young people here

I registered as an individual but want to join a team, what do I do?

Search for the name HERE and simply click “Join Team”. If you run into any difficulties, email us here: events@youthoffthestreets.com.au

How do I create or join a team?

Rather than going it solo, gather a few friends, your family or a group of colleagues and take on the 30 for 30 Challenge together. During the registration process you will be asked if you want to register as an individual, create a team or join a team.

Can my company take part in the 30 for 30 Challenge?

Yes, your company can create a team and take part together.  We suggest including your company name in your team name so that it is easily recognisable and others know who you are. It's best to nominate a team leader who can register the team and then invite colleagues to register under that team name.

Can my workplace have teams competing against each other?

Yes, you can create as many teams as you like, there’s nothing like a little healthy rivalry in the workplace! We suggest you include your company name within the team names (e.g. YOTS Sydney, YOTS Melbourne) so you can easily identify the teams your company has entered. Once you have your team names sorted it’s best to nominate a team leader who can register the team first and then subsequently invite colleagues to register under that team name.

Youth Off The Streets acknowledges the traditional owners of Country throughout Australia and recognises their connection to land, waters and community. We pay our respects to them and their cultures, and to Elders both past and present.

ABN 29 100 388 412 | Charity fundraising no. 12611
Youth Off The Streets, PO Box 6025 Alexandria NSW 2015

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