Two Extra Weeks to help Christel House Students!

You asked and we listened! We’ve added two additional weeks to the

Virtual Journey Around the Christel House World.


Our official end date is now Friday, October 14th.


Swag Alert!

As you log your miles and raise funds, you also have a chance to snag some swag!


$1,000 Challenge:

Think you’ve got what it takes to join the exclusive “$1,000 Club”?

Raise $1,000 or more by October 14th and you could be the lucky recipient of a brand-new wearable fitness device.

We’ll track your progress, and one lucky person will receive a fitness device compliments of Christel House International board member, Olivier Chavy.

Thank you, Olivier, for throwing down the gauntlet and issuing this challenge!


Show Us Your Photos!

Post your favorite photo(s) in the following categories on the Scrapbook page:

  • Capture a beautiful sunset or sunrise during your fitness routine
  • Show us your pet(s) helping you get fit
  • Let’s see those action shots of you logging those miles
  • Location, Location, Location – show us your favorite place to get fit
  • Selfie and a sign – post a selfie of yourself with an encouraging message for our Christel House students
  • The top 3 photos in each category will win some great Christel House swag!

    Many thanks to the American Resort Development Association (ARDA) for sponsoring our contests.
    Need help? We’ve got Tips!
    Participant Toolkit, click Here.
    For tips on posting to social media, click here.
    For student success stories, click here and here.
    You can participate in this challenge by doing pretty much anything that gets your heart rate up- walking, running, cycling or any of your favorite fitness activities! Just make sure to log it! For activities that cannot be measured in steps or miles, please refer to the PHYSICAL ACTIVITY CONVERSION CHART below.

    For more information on tracking your distance or setting up tracking devices please refer to the How It Works and FAQ's sections below.
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    COMPLETED: 9,808 miles
    TARGET: 7,500 miles
    RAISED: $ 59,446
    TARGET: $ 75,000
    You must go on adventures to find out where you truly belong. ~ Sue Fitzmaurice
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    Register for the campaign and set your fitness & fundraising targets.
    Share your story and raise funds & awareness.
    Track workouts anywhere & anytime and complete goal.
    The mission of Christel House is to transform the lives of underserved children around the world—breaking the cycle of poverty and building self-sufficient, contributing members of society. A focus on academic excellence through a robust K–12 curriculum is combined with a strong character development program to give students the skills and competencies necessary to compete successfully in complex 21st Century society. Christel House currently serves nearly 7,000 students through nine schools — located in India, Jamaica, Mexico, South Africa and the United States.

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    100% of all donations support programs and services for Christel House students.

    $ 8 - Could provide College & Careers support to one Indianapolis graduate for a week;
    $ 79 - Could provide a uniform for one Christel House Indianapolis student;
    $ 125 - Could provide bus transportation for all Christel House Indianapolis 1st graders for a day;
    $170 - Could provide a full year of College & Careers support for one DORS student;
    $ 279 - Could provide a full week of Christel House services for one Indianapolis student;

    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?

    This campaign is free to participate in.

    However, we encourage you to donate optional/suggested amount during registration or you can always donate any amount on your fundraising page after the registration.

    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.