The Purpose:
Fundamental Needs is dedicated to being a charity that targets all aspects of deficiencies within communities instead of focusing on only one facet of the problem. Fundamental Needs enters with an open mind, asking questions before developing plans. Letting each community’s greatest needs guide the project.
Much of our work happens on the Navajo Reservation, where 1/3 of the population does not have access to safe drinking water or sanitation, 15,000 homes do not have electricity, and there are only 13 grocery stores in the 27,000 square miles. To combat these problems, we have developed an after-school program to hire high school students to build and install off-grid water systems while also learning about the concepts involved (plumbing, solar power, and financial literacy). We are currently in three towns (Rock Point, Sweetwater, and Red Mesa, AZ) and are in the process of replicating our program to help families in need in Farmington and Shipock, NM.
The Plan:
Get active! Collectively get 50,000 miles in the month of July. Unlike a traditional walk or run, this experience will be virtual, allowing individuals to participate wherever and whenever they decide within the timeframe of the challenge.
**There will be weekly bonus challenges where participants can earn 25 extra points! Think along the lines of the Ice Bucket Challenge. Each bonus will start on Sundays. Participants must complete the challenge before the end of the week and MUST post a short video or picture on their social media to earn 25 extra points per challenge completed! MUST tag us!! If participants complete all 4 extra challenges they will receive a Fundamental Needs Flat Bill Hat at the end of the race!
We will ask for a small donation of $25.00 from each participant, with 100% of the proceeds going directly to the projects discussed above. Our cumulative goal will be to raise $50,000 and make a real difference for families on the Navajo Reservation.
Fundraising Prizes:
The more you donate - the better the prizes!
$25 individual = win a virtual Bib, Fundamental Needs T-Shirt, 2oz Mineral Sunscreen
$50-$100 individual = win a Fundamental Needs t shirt, Fundamental Needs hat with Metal Logo, Sawyer Water Filtration Bottle, 2oz Mineral Sunscreen
The Process:
Follow these simple steps to participate:
• Register and join
• Set up your devices (Fitbit, Garmin, etc.) or download our Charity Footprints Apple or Android app.
• Beginning July 1st through July 31st engage in your aerobic activity of choice.
**Be sure to sign up early to receive your Fundamental Needs T-Shirt in time for the challenge! **
• Share your progress regularly on social media by posting pictures and short videos and spread awareness by word of mouth!
You can participate in this challenge by doing pretty much anything that elevates your heart rate. This includes 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.
COMPLETED: 40 points
TARGET: 10,000 points
COMPLETED: 1,662 miles
TARGET: 50,000 miles
RAISED: $ 2,420
TARGET: $ 50,000
You must go on adventures to find out where you truly belong. ~ Sue Fitzmaurice
Come join us and leave your footprints around the rain drop!
Register for the campaign and set your fitness & fundraising targets.
Share your story and raise funds & awareness.
Track workouts anywhere & anytime and complete goal.
Our mission is to work with underprivileged communities in the United States to alleviate the suffering caused by inadequate access to job opportunities, education, electricity, clean drinking water, a heat source, and a proper food source.

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Running Water Virtual Challenge will help raise funds to bring clean running water to families on the Navajo Reservation, and provide jobs for youth and locals in our five communities (Rock Point, AZ, Sweetwater, AZ, Red Mesa, AZ, Farmington, NM, and Shiprock, NM) 100% of the funds will go directly to these projects and help us make a real difference for families and youth in the Four Corners.
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.