Bethany Apartments invites you to join us in a collective effort to walk, run, bike, etc. 3,500 miles across the U.S. in our first-ever Raising Hope 2022 Challenge. Every step taken helps to bring awareness and funding to survivors of domestic violence.
Your participation, whether you register, sponsor, donate or spread the word, helps support Bethany Apartments, a program that provides housing and services to survivors of domestic violence.
The #RaisingHope 2022 Challenge is a virtual race that takes place where you are and when you want, anytime between October 1st and October 31st. Registration opens October 1st. $40 per registrant.
Sign up as an individual or invite your family & friends and create a team! Each registrant will have their own fundraising page where they can track progress to their fitness and fundraising goals. This webpage can also be shared with others so they can support you through donations. Post the link to your fundraising page on social media or send it in a text to friends and family.
You can participate in the #RaisingHope 2022 Challenge by doing pretty much anything that gets your heart rate up – running, biking, swimming, yoga, yardwork, etc. To log your fitness activity, you can manually enter your miles on your fundraising page, sync your fitness device (Fitbit, Apple Watch, Garmin, Google Fit, etc.) using the instructional links in the How It Works section, or by downloading the FREE Charity Footprints App for Android and iOS. For activities that cannot be measured in steps or miles, please refer to the Activity Conversion Chart below. If you don't see your favorite activity, simply use it as a guide. Fitness tracking won’t start until October 1st and will conclude on October 31st.
There will be a prize awarded to the team/individual that:
1. Raises the most funds
2. Completes the most miles
Follow @bethanyapartments on Facebook for #RaisingHope race updates.
COMPLETED: 1,473 miles
TARGET: 3,500 miles
RAISED: $ 5,445
TARGET: $ 10,000
You must go on adventures to find out where you truly belong. ~ Sue Fitzmaurice
Come join us and leave your footprints from the East coast to the West coast!
Register for the campaign and set your fitness & fundraising targets.
Share your story and raise funds & awareness.
Track workouts anywhere & anytime and complete goal.
Bethany Apartments offers survivors of domestic abuse and their families the resources needed to live, heal and grow in a supportive, safe and secure environment.

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The proceeds raised through the Raising Hope 2022 Challenge will support Bethany Apartments a program that provides housing and services to survivors of domestic violence.
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.

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.