LFL invites YOU to Step Up 4 Life in 2021 through our first annual Walk for Life! How can you get involved? Choose to participate in Step Up 4 Life as an individual, team, family, congregation, or school to raise awareness and funds for life. As you walk, run, roll, stroll, or rock your way to your goal, you’ll be actively raising awareness, funds, and enthusiasm. What if walking and rolling aren’t for you? Don’t worry, you can still be involved! Become a sponsor and supporter of our efforts through your donations, encouragement, and prayers. Get ready to gather your support, have some fun, and show you are 4 LIFE starting May 8th through July 5th.
General Fund- Examples of where your money will go:
$10,000.00 Goal: What can LFL do with this gift?
*We can almost print one edition (45,000 copies) of LifeDate, our quarterly magazine mailed to 40,000 homes and churches. Actual cost is $12,500.00 per edition and we do this four times a year!
*One year’s printing costs for brochures and other resources OR one year of warehousing and order fulfillment of these resources held at Concordia Publishing House.
*LFL has office costs so this $10,000.00 will pay computer software and licenses for one year OR one year of workers compensation and property insurance.
$20,000.00 Goal: LifeDate shipping cost per year.
*It costs us about $5,000 to mail these to 40,000 recipients, four times a year for a total of $20,000.
*Plus postage for letters, packages, appeals, thank you's, and other correspondence.
*We have intentionally expanded our telecommunications outreach over the years and this amount of gifts is needed for one year of internet access, phone lines, and cell phones
*LFL National Conference
*Or it might be spread out and pay for several Regional Conferences
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.