ABOUT WALK TO HOPE 2022 CAMPAIGN
Are you looking for a step in a new direction? Then join us for Walk to Hope 2022! This 30-day step challenge is a creative way to involve your friends, family, employees, and colleagues in staying fit, being socially responsible, and enjoying the camaraderie of a great team activity. At the same time, you’ll learn about and support Boys Hope Girls Hope’s amazing scholars and collegians.
 
Individual walkers and teams will take the virtual journey around the Boys Hope Girls Hope Network together, “visiting” our 16 affiliates from coast to coast and south of the border. Get ready to rack up the miles walking, biking, rolling, or running.
 
We’re excited to see how “far” we can travel this year.
 
The Details
Registration: Earlybird | Now through March 18, 2022; and Final Stretch | March 19- 31, 2022
The Walk: April 1 to 31, 2022
Virtual Finish Line Party: 6:30 p.m. CST, Thursday, May 12, 2022
 
The Goal
Our collective goal is to walk 48,000 miles and raise $200,000!
 
For Individuals
Invite your family, friends, neighbors, and colleagues to take part in the challenge (from a safe distance) or donate to your fundraiser by sponsoring you! Designate your funds to the Boys Hope Girls Hope Network or your local affiliate.
 
Registration:
Individual: $35 per walker (now through March 18) and $45 (March 19-31)
Sponsor One or More Scholars: $100
 
 
For Companies
Support the Boys Hope Girls Hope Network or your local affiliate with a Corporate Sponsorship. You’ll receive recognition across all areas of the Charity Footprints app, reaching the entire audience of Boys Hope Girls Hope in 14 US cities, Mexico, and Guatemala. Deadline for T-shirt and Postcard recognition is March 18.
 
  • Digital Postcard Sponsor: $10,000 | Logo recognition on Charity Footprints app, Boys Hope Girls Hope website, and digital postcards spotlighting affiliate cities and local Boys Hope Girls Hope programs that each walker receives as they “arrive” there; and invite for 25 walkers. Recognition in social media and with logo on event T-Shirt.
  • Trailblazers: $5,000 | Trailblazers tier level logo recognition on Charity Footprints app and Boys Hope Girls Hope website; and invite for 20 walkers. Recognition in social media and with logo on event T-Shirt.
  • Sprinters: $2,500 | Sprinters tier level recognition on Charity Footprints app and Boys Hope Girls Hope website; and invite for 15 walkers. Recognition in social media.
  • Groundbreakers: $1,000 | Groundbreakers tier level recognition on Charity Footprints app and Boys Hope Girls Hope website; and invite for 8 walkers.
 
 
Champions
 
 
 
 
Prizes & Recognition
Prizes and Finish Line Party recognition awarded to:
  • Individual High Stepper: Individual atop of the Charity Footprints Leaderboard for the most miles logged walking or jogging.
  • Individual High Flyer: Individual atop of the Charity Footprints Leaderboard for the most miles logged cycling.
  • Individual Mover & Shaker: Individual atop of the Charity Footprints Leaderboard for the most funds raised.
  • Team Mover & Shaker: Team atop of the Charity Footprints Leaderboard for the most funds raised.Team High Stepper: Team atop of the Charity Footprints Leaderboard for the most miles logged.
  • Top Scholar: The Boys Hope Girls Hope Scholar atop of the Charity Footprints Leaderboard for the most miles logged.
  • Top Scholar Team: The Boys Hope Girls Hope Scholar Team atop of the Charity Footprints Leaderboard for the most miles logged.
 
All Walkers
 
All Walkers receive a Walk to Hope T-Shirt.
 
FITNESS GOAL
COMPLETED: 45,968 miles
TARGET: 48,000 miles
FUNDRAISING GOAL
RAISED: $ 199,291
TARGET: $ 200,000
You must go on adventures to find out where you truly belong. ~ Sue Fitzmaurice
Come join us and leave your footprints to support a great cause!
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
BOYS HOPE GIRLS HOPE
Boys Hope Girls Hope nurtures and guides motivated young people in need to become well-educated, career-ready men and women for others.

Read more about the organization >>

HOW YOUR PARTICIPATION HELPS
You can help give hope now to young people with promise whose families are most impacted by disproportionate barriers to success. Your donation to Walk to Hope supports Boys Hope Girls Hope’s efforts to provide environments of belonging, college-preparatory education, life skills, scholarships, and internship opportunities for promising young people.
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.