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Walk for Homes – Through Shelter, We Empower!

We’re excited to have you join Habitat for Humanity MetroWest/Greater Worcester during our virtual Walk for Homes! Below find a step by step guide to help you access the MoveSpring app and, sync your fitness tracker, and get started on your virtual Walk for Homes. For more information about Walk for Homes, click here. 


To register, click here. Once you accept the waiver, you then choose to register as an individual, or create a team.

Click here to view a how to guide for registering and creating a team.

Questions? Contact sara.costello@habitatmwgw.org

Starting April 26th Connect to MoveSpring

Click here to register for our virtual Walk for Homes event and follow the prompts.  Already registered? Click here to login into your dashboard.

Starting April 26th you can log on to your dashboard and click “Connect” to join the real-time virtual activity challenge (this appears at the top of the page on your desktop or the bottom of the page on mobile).

On your mobile phone: You will be redirected to your device’s app store where you’ll need to click “Install/Get” to download the free MoveSpring app. Once downloaded, click “Open” to launch the app and, then click here to “Login to your Dashboard”.

On your desktop: Your browser will open MoveSpring in a new tab.

On mobile & desktop: Thereafter, confirm you are participating in “Walk for Homes with HFH MW/GW” and confirm your name.

Enter the credentials you would like to use (this can be different than your dashboard credentials).

Create a username and choose your avatar or upload a photo. This is what will appear on the MoveSpring leaderboard.

You’re connected to the Walk for Homes challenge in MoveSpring! There’s just one more step for the full experience.

Starting April 26th Connect your Fitness Tracker to MoveSpring

To track your progress in real-time, you need to sync your fitness tracker with the MoveSpring app.  

While you are logged in to the MoveSpring app, go to settings.

On mobile: “Settings” can be found by clicking your avatar on the bottom right, and then clicking the gear icon at the top right.

On desktop: “Settings” can be found by clicking your avatar at the top right of the page.

Choose “Device List”.

Choose your fitness tracker from the list and enter your login credentials for your fitness tracker.

Allow MoveSpring to access your fitness tracker activity data so your data will sync in real time.

You’re ready to walk, run or roll (anytime, anywhere) 88 miles in 29 days!

Your progress will be tracked as you advance through the virtual map, unlock milestones along the way, and check your progress on the leaderboard. You can chat with other participants to encourage them along the way. Be sure to share your progress with family, friends and colleagues. Every step taken, every dollar raised, helps local families build strength, stability and self-reliance through shelter.

Bonus challenge - Add 96 more miles to your goal in honor of President Jimmy Carter who is celebrating his 96th birthday this year!  President Carter, along with his wife Roslaynn, have helped to build many homes for families in need of a safe, decent and affordable place to live. See below for prizes we will be awarding this year for the walkers who go the greatest distances and for the top fundraisers.

Don’t have a fitness tracker? You can track your progress manually.

If you don’t have a fitness tracker, you can track your progress manually.

First, go to settings on the MoveSpring app.

On mobile: “Settings” can be found by clicking your avatar on the bottom right, and then clicking the gear icon at the top right.

On desktop: “Settings” can be found by clicking your avatar at the top right of the page.

Click “Device List”

Click “Enter Manually” at the bottom of the list.

On your main page in the MoveSpring app, you will now be able to edit your step count by selecting the pencil beside Today’s Activity, then updating your information, and clicking “Save”.

Invite Supporters to help you reach your Fundraising Goal!

You can invite family, friends, and colleagues to support you right from the dashboard. Each participant is encouraged to raise $500 (or more), which makes a lasting difference for local families seeking a safe, stable affordable home.

Click here to log into your dashboard.

Once logged in, click “Fundraising” on the left menu and then “Get Sponsors”.

From here you can personalize and send e-mails directly to your network.

You can also thank supporters by clicking “Manage Sponsors” from the left menu, and then selecting “Thank Sponsors”.

Personalize your Fundraising Page

Click here to login into your dashboard.

To edit your fundraising page, scroll down a click “Edit Message”.

Update your Fundraising Goal

Reached your goal and want to do more? You can update your fundraising goal.

Click here to login into your dashboard.

Click “Fundraising” on the left menu.

In the middle of the page, next to “Fundraising Goal” click “Change”.

Input your new goal and click “Save”.

Every dollar raised makes a difference for local families.

Get Social with #WalkforHomes and @HabitatMWGW

Be sure to follow us @HabitatMWGW, post on your social media pages using the #WalkforHomes hashtag, and tag us @HabitatMWGW. See you online!

Questions? Contact sara.costello@habitatmwgw.org

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