ABOUT 100M STEPS FOR JUSTICE CAMPAIGN
100M Steps for Justice Challenge

As we are living in these transitional and turbulent times there is a great need to remain responsive and nimble in addressing the sudden changes that come with life. This challenge of 100 Million Steps For Justice was birthed in response to the egregious and heinous acts of injustice against people of color that we have been witnessing for decades and especially in recent days. Below is an overview of the vision and intent of the 100 Million Steps for Justice.

The Purpose:
Ironically, our nation’s highest leader plans to reconvene campaigns aimed at bolstering his support base. Incidentally, these rallies are slated to begin in Tulsa, Oklahoma which is the site of the 1921 race massacre where the wealth and lives of black residents were destroyed through violence. An appropriate response to the silent dog whistle political move of the previously mentioned rally is a unified response from those who refuse to tolerate injustice any longer! We are looking for at least 10,000 people JUST LIKE YOU to stand in solidarity with us while doing something healthy in their individual contexts of life. Anyone desiring to raise their voice in the fight against racial and social injustice in our country can participate. Put your feet to the pavement for justice TODAY!

The Plan:
The goal is to enlist 10,000 individuals to walk /run a minimum total of 10,000 steps (virtually) beginning June 19, 2020 – July 3, 2020. Unlike a traditional walk or run, this experience will be virtual as a safety measure against COVID-19. This virtual experience allows individuals to participate wherever and whenever they decide within the timeframe of the challenge. Juneteenth (June 19th) was intentionally selected as the kick-off day in that it commemorates the ending of slavery in the United States (June 19, 1865). Given that the social climate of our times is currently oppressive to black Americans we are kicking off the 100 Million Steps for Justice. We will ask for a small donation of $15.00 from each participant with 100% of the proceeds being divided among social justice groups such as: NAACP Legal Defense Fund, Black Lives Matter, Color of Change, BlackGirlsCode, and Next Level Boys Academy. Our goal is to raise at least $150,000 to sow into the fight for justice.

The Partners:
The 100 Million Steps for Justice is the collaborative effort of pastors throughout Metro-Atlanta and their congregations, various organizations in support of racial equality and justice, and leading influencers in the community. The goal is to demonstrate unity and oneness in the wake of the tortuous and murderous deaths of people of color. We win together!

The Process:
Follow these simple steps to participate:

• Register and select steps target number
• Set up your devices (Fitbit, Garmin, etc.) or download our Charity Footprints Apple or Android app.
• Beginning Juneteenth (June 19, 2020) through July 3rd engage in your aerobic activity of choice to achieve your desired number of steps.
• Share your progress regularly on social media by posting pictures and short videos and spread awareness by word of mouth.
• Remember to Tag @100millionsteps so we can share your progress and use #100millionsteps to start a social media movement.
FITNESS GOAL
COMPLETED: 99,612,852 steps
TARGET: 100,000,000 steps
FUNDRAISING GOAL
RAISED: $ 98,179
TARGET: $ 150,000
You must go on adventures to find out where you truly belong. ~ Sue Fitzmaurice
Come join us and leave your footprints all around the US!
HOW IT WORKS
Register for the campaign and set your fitness & fundraising targets.
Share your story and raise funds & awareness.
Track workouts anywhere & anytime and complete goal.
ABOUT THE ORGANIZATION
100 MILLION STEPS FOR JUSTICE
As we are living in these transitional and turbulent times there is a great need to remain responsive and nimble in addressing the sudden changes that come with life. This challenge of 100 Million Steps For Justice was birthed in response to the egregious and heinous acts of injustice against people of color that we have been witnessing for decades and especially in recent days. Below is an overview of the vision and intent of the 100 Million Steps for Justice

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HOW YOUR PARTICIPATION HELPS
The goal is to enlist 10,000 individuals to walk /run a minimum total of 10,000 steps (virtually) beginning June 19, 2020 – July 3, 2020. Unlike a traditional walk or run, this experience will be virtual as a safety measure against COVID-19. This virtual experience allows individuals to participate wherever and whenever they decide within the timeframe of the challenge. Juneteenth (June 19th) was intentionally selected as the kick-off day in that it commemorates the ending of slavery in the United States (June 19, 1865). Given that the social climate of our times is currently oppressive to black Americans we are kicking off the 100 Million Steps for Justice. We will ask for a small donation of $15.00 from each participant with 100% of the proceeds being divided among social justice groups such as: NAACP Legal Defense Fund, Black Lives Matter, Color of Change, BlackGirlsCode, and Next Level Boys Academy. Our goal is to raise at least $150,000 to sow into the fight for justice.
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
What is Charity Footprints?

Charity Footprints is a social enterprise that connects fitness and charitable giving. We empower people just like you, to get fit & give back.

Our Virtual Races allow non-profits to challenge their patrons to run, walk or ride and raise funds just as they would in a fundraising walkathon. The best part - charities save over 45% in event and logistical costs. So, the dollars that you pay to register or fundraise, go farther.

What is the campaign registration fee?

Campaign registration fee is the amount that you'll need to pay to enroll in this virtual race. This fee (less transaction charges) will go to the non-profit running this campaign as a donation.

The registration fee along with the funds raised through your individual fundraising page will enable the non-profit to fund various programs and pursue their organization's mission.

How can I create my fundraising page?

Well, you wouldn't have to create a separate fundraising page. Once you register for this campaign, we'll give you the link to your fundraising page.

How will I track my distance?

You can track your workouts by setting up your devices (Fitbit, Garmin, Apple Watch, Google Fit, Misfit, Strava), or download the Charity Footprints' iOS or Android app and track your workouts toward this campaign.

If you workout indoors (treadmill, elliptical, stationary bike etc.), you can upload your workouts here.

How do I join a team on this campaign?

While registering for the campaign, select the team you'd like to join or create a new team and invite others to #GetFitGiveBack with you. If you want to join a team (or create your team) after registration, login to the campaign site and you would find a link to edit "My Team" in the menu under your profile in the header.

I am an international donor (non-US), what are my donation charges and tax-deductibility?

All donations are made in US dollars, so the donations may be levied an exchange rate fee via your bank. Donors will want to connect with their bank to determine exactly what that fee may be. Additionally, international donors will need to reach out to a tax professional to discuss if and how tax deductibility will apply to their donation.

Who can sponsor my fundraising efforts?

The short answer is - everyone. The fundraising research shows that the number one reason for people not donating is that they weren't asked to.

That said, there are things you can do to attract people to sponsor you. Adding a picture to your fundraising page, telling potential donors why this cause is so personal to you, sharing your fundraising page on social media, email, and chat groups.

Last, if your employer has a gift matching program, check with the human resources department to support your favorite cause as well.

Who can I contact if I need help?

You can contact us any time if you need help. We love hearing from our users so please don't hesitate to write to us about issues, suggestions, or to just say hi. You can also contact the non-profit administrator directly if you would like.

How do I change or switch my team?

If you want to join a team (or create your team) after registration, login to the campaign site and you would find a link to edit "My Team" in the menu under your profile in the header.