ABOUT WINTER WALK WORCESTER CAMPAIGN
Worcester Healthcare for Homeless is proud to present the first annual Winter Walk Worcester. The purpose of the event is to raise awareness and funds to support individuals and families experiencing homelessness in Worcester, MA. The average person experiencing homelessness walks 10 miles a day. We challenge you to walk, run, wheel, skate or move 10 miles a week for four weeks while raising money to support the health care and social services we offer through our Worcester Health Care for the Homeless programs, which include Healthcare for Homeless Families and the Homeless Outreach and Advocacy Program (HOAP).
 
With every stride you take and dollar you raise, you will be supporting vital health and social services for families and individuals experiencing homelessness. Reach one of the following fundraising targets and receive customized event swag.
 
1) Fundraise $500 and receive a custom winter hat.
2) Fundraise $250 and receive a Winter Walk Worcester collapsible water bottle.
3) Fundraise $100 dollars and receive a Winter Walk Worcester vinyl sticker.
 
Not able to participate, no problem! You can still support Worcester Health Care for the Homeless by making a one-time donation here.
 
FITNESS GOAL
COMPLETED: 4,233 miles
TARGET: 5,000 miles
FUNDRAISING GOAL
RAISED: $ 17,439
TARGET: $ 25,000
HOW IT WORKS
Register for the campaign and set your fitness & fundraising targets.
Share your story and raise funds & awareness.
Track workouts anywhere & anytime and complete goal.
ABOUT THE ORGANIZATION
WORCESTER HEALTH CARE FOR THE HOMELESS, A PROGRAM OF FAMILY HEALTH CENTER OF WORCESTER, INC.
Worcester Health Care for the Homeless programs aim to improve the health and well-being of families and individuals experiencing homelessness and connect patients to community resources for food, housing, clothing and other social services.

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How Your Participation Helps
All funds raised through Winter Walk Worcester will support health care and social services for families and individuals experiencing homelessness enrolled in Worcester Health Care for the Homeless programs.
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.

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.