From March 1 to April 1, we invite you to join our #GetFitForSeniors campaign by logging a total of 10 million steps (or 5,000 miles) and raising $25,000 to support the thousands of homebound seniors we serve daily at Meals on Wheels San Francisco. Run, jog, ride, or walk anytime, anywhere, and turn your miles into meals for the amazing seniors we serve. You can log your activity right on your page or use the tools below to connect your Fitbit, Apple Watch, or other devices to do the tracking automatically for you. Cheer on your fellow supporters and raise money for meals for San Francisco's seniors!
Unlike traditional walk, run or bike races, this virtual race uses technology and takes social distancing into account so you can participate on your own, with a friend, co-worker, or your whole family.
Don’t enjoy walking, running or biking to stay active? That’s no problem. Maybe you prefer to golf, swim, hike, spin, dance, row, or even do yard work. As long as you can move you can still participate in the #GetFitForSeniors Virtual Race.
Besides being active, what else can I do to step up and go the distance for homebound seniors?
1. Register as an individual or start a team!
2. Share your personalized fundraising page with your friends, family, and co-workers.
3. Fundraise by donating (in addition to your registration fee) to the #GetFitforSeniors campaign. Proceeds will benefit Meals on Wheels San Francisco directly.
You have from March 1 -- April 1 to join at any time, set your fitness goals, rack up those steps, and raise those funds!
We challenge you to log 50 miles or more during the race, but your personal steps or mileage goal is really up to you. We just want you to have fun getting active!
Our collective goal is to raise $25,000 or more and reach a total of 5,000 miles or 10 million steps or more!!
Track workouts anywhere & anytime and complete goal.
ABOUT THE ORGANIZATION
MEALS ON WHEELS SAN FRANCISCO
Meals on Wheels San Francisco provides a network of services that allow seniors to live in their homes with dignity and independence as long as safely possible. By providing seniors with nutritious meals and daily safety checks, we reduce risks associated with loneliness, depression, and falls.
The funds raised here will help provide home-delivered meals, wellness checks, and meaningful social work services for more than 5,000 older adults living in San Francisco.
By raising the $25,000, together, we will be able to provide 125,000 meals to homeobund seniors.
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.
CHARITY FOOTPRINTS, INC.
We're committed to making this world healthy, generous & happy by promoting fitness and encouraging charitable giving.