ABOUT WALK (VIRTUALLY) WITH TRANQUILLITY CAMP CAMPAIGN
What is the “Walk (Virtually) with Tranquillity Camp”?
May 2nd – June 13th
$15 per person / $30 per person includes walk shirt
Be a part of Tranquillity’s future and join in our virtual walk today!
The “Walk with Tranquillity Camp” is the perfect opportunity to ensure Tranquillity Camp grows and prospers for many years to come. Prior to this year we were lucky to be able to walk/run together with family and friends. This year, as we all know, things are different due to the pandemic. We will therefore be initiating our first ever VIRTUAL WALK, which will utilize technology to help bring teams or individuals together, but separately, allowing anyone who wants to participate to do so, regardless of weather, distance, or other limitations. Track your progress on our virtual map while you take a symbolic journey from Alley Pond Park, in Queens, NY (where today’s campers catch the bus) to Tranquillity Camp in Earlton, NY, while lending a hand to raise money for capital projects in camp. You can participate by logging any activity, not just walking! All you have to do is register, link your fitness tracker or use the app (instructions will be provided), publicize to your friends and family to support your efforts, and start raising money as you exercise and remain healthy.
Other ways to support Tranquillity Camp anytime:
At any time during the year, you can support TY with donations. We have ongoing campaigns, such as “Pearl C. Miller Walkway,” where you can purchase a brick in memory of or in honor of someone dear to you. We also have a unique way for you to spread sunshine by donating $18 or more and we will send out a Sunshine Card to someone special in your life – cards can be sent for any event, including graduations, anniversaries, birthdays, condolences, etc. You and your family or friends are also welcomed to make general donations.
You can discover all this and more by visiting our website –friendsofty.org
Since 1919, Tranquillity Camp (a not-for-profit summer camp) has welcomed children to spend a few weeks at Tranquillity Camp, in Earlton, NY. To date, thousands of children have learned numerous valuable life lessons, including how to reside in peace and harmony with their peers. Additionally, they have learned empathy and our most treasured lesson - “Noblesse Oblige” - which teaches that if you possess a talent or a skill you should share it, and to do what you can to help others. Even if you don’t have a talent or skill, you can still help others by supporting Tranquillity Camp today!
The “Walk with Tranquillity Camp” campaign is the perfect opportunity to ensure Tranquillity Camp grows and prospers for many years to come. We need your help to make sure we have a successful fundraising campaign. For as they say – it takes a village. In the past, we have been able to raise money for projects such as our beautiful dining room, new housing for our campers, pools, a Sports Center, Low Ropes Course, and more. Support Tranquillity Camp with your donation today!
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.
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