In the spirit of One Team, One Mission, Boys Hope Girls Hope is embarking upon the inaugural Walk to Hope. At a time when so many of us are cooped up at home and missing travel, the Walk to Hope is an individual and team step challenge to raise funds to support our amazing scholars and collegians. Take a metaphorical journey, seeing sites from coast-to-coast and south of the border. Whether you walk, bike or run, you’ll learn about each Boys Hope Girls Hope affiliate along the way. It all takes place where you are — in your home, your neighborhood connected through the Charity Footprint app!
Registration: Now through March 31, 2021
The Walk: April 1 to 30, 2021
Virtual Finish Line Party: 6:30 p.m. CT, Thursday, May 6, 2021
Our collective goal is to walk more than 12,000 miles and raise over $75,000!
Invite your family, friends, neighbors, and colleagues to take part in the challenge (from a safe distance) or encourage them to donate to your fundraiser by sponsoring you! Designate your funds to the Boys Hope Girls Hope Network or your local affiliate.
Registration: $35 per walker
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 Footprint app, reaching the entire audience of Boys Hope Girls Hope in 14 US cities, Mexico and Guatemala.
• Groundbreakers: $1,000 | Groundbreakers tier level recognition on Charity Footprint app and invite for eight (8) walkers.
• Sprinters: $2,500 | Sprinters tier level recognition on Charity Footprint app and invite for 16 walkers.
• Trailblazers: $5,000 | Trailblazers tier level recognition on Charity Footprint app and invite for 32 walkers.
• Sponsor a Scholar: $100 | Make it possible for one or more Boys Hope Girls Hope Scholars to take part in the challenge at no cost to them.
Prizes & Recognition
Prizes and Finish Line Party recognition awarded to:
• Individual High Stepper: Individual atop of the Charity Footprint Leaderboard for the most miles logged.
• Individual Mover & Shaker: Individual atop of the Charity Footprint Leaderboard for most funds raised.
• Team High Stepper: Team atop of the Charity Footprint Leaderboard for the most miles logged.
• Team Mover & Shaker: Team atop of the Charity Footprint Leaderboard for most funds raised. • Top Scholar: The Boys Hope Girls Hope Scholar atop of the Charity Footprint Leaderboard for the most miles logged.
• Top Scholar Team: The Boys Hope Girls Hope Scholar Team atop of the Charity Footprint Leaderboard for the most miles logged.
All walkers receive a Walk to Hope T-Shirt from the Boys Hope Girls Hope Online Store.
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 young leaders.
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.
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.