Welcome and thank you for supporting our 2022 Virtual Fitness Challenge, taking place from 1 – 30 September. Whether you are walking, running, cycling and fundraising for our school, or supporting a friend or family member, your contribution makes a big difference and helps us to transform lives at Christel House SA.
This year, supporters from all over the world are participating in this global challenge with our other Christel House institutions in the US, Mexico and the UK taking up the challenge. The funds raised through our Christel House South Africa Virtual Fitness Challenge will help us to provide meals, transport, learning materials, uniforms and all our students need to succeed. Every kilometre and every Rand gets us closer to our goal – so thank you for making a collective difference in our children’s lives. Get Fit. Have Fun. Make a Difference.
Our goals are to:
• Cumulatively reach 25,663 kilometres
• Raise R300,000
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TARGET: 25,663 KM
RAISED: R 334,617
TARGET: R 300,000
You must go on adventures to find out where you truly belong. ~ Sue Fitzmaurice
Come join us and leave your footprints all around the World!
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Share your story and raise funds & awareness.
Track workouts anywhere & anytime and complete goal.
Our mission is for Christel House SA graduates to achieve upward economic mobility, demonstrate good citizenship, and are empowered to identify and realize their goals, dreams, and human potential.

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100% of all donations support programs and services for students. All fundraising and administrative costs are covered in perpetuity by the organization’s Founder.

R300 - Buys textbooks for one student for a year
R400 - Buys stationery for one student for a year
R750 - Buys a school uniform for one student for a year
R1 000 - Provides medical supplies for an entire class for one year
R3 500 - Provides a student with two nutritious meals and snacks per day for a year
R5 000 - Provides sport shoes, equipment, transport and snacks for 5 students for a year
R9 000 - Ensures safe daily transport to and from school for a student for a year
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?

Christel House SA is a registered charity (NPO 017-044) and all South African donors are eligible to receive an 18A tax deductible certificate for their contributions.

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.