Jesuit Refugee Service USA and the Charity Footprints team invite you to join us in a collective effort to walk, run, ride, or engage in any of your favorite fitness activities to help aid Ukrainian refugees facing the mass humanitarian crisis in Ukraine.
Here’s how UNITED4UKRAINE 5Kworks:
STEP ONE: REGISTER for the campaign and join a team! Once registered, set up your fundraising page with your custom personal fitness and fundraising goals.
STEP TWO: TRACK your steps and miles! Any kind of exercise and physical activity counts! Check out the activity conversion chart below. There are three ways to track your progress:
Sync your fitness device (Fitbit, Apple Watch, Google Fit, Garmin, or Strava).
Download the free Charity Footprints iOS or Android app to track your progress.
Manually enter your steps on your event page.
STEP THREE: SHARE your personal fundraising page with your network! Invite your neighbors, colleagues, family, and friends to join you by participating on your team or making a contribution on your fundraising page to help you reach your fundraising goals. Every dollar raised directly supports Jesuit Refugee Service USA’s mission.
*participants will receive a race e-bib upon completing
successful registration for the campaign
*parciticpants will receive an e-certificate upon completion of the event
We also encourage you to post pictures to the Community Scrapbook, proudly showing off your workouts and progress!
To learn more about JRS USA's impactful work and how you can help, follow the links below:
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.
MENTAL HEALTH ACTIVITIES
This challenge will not only encourage you to engage in physical fitness activities, but also practice healthy wellness habits! Check out the MENTAL HEALTH ACTIVITY CONVERSION CHART below to learn more and use the Log Activity button at the top or in the site menu to earn points for each activity logged.
JRS is mobilizing food, housing, counseling, and other emergency assistance to help Ukrainian refugees fleeing the conflict for safety in Poland, Hungary, and Romania, as well as many other parts of Europe.
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?
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.
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.