Youth Renewal Fund invites you to join us in a collective effort to walk, run, hike and bike 10,000,000 steps to bring awareness and funding for hundreds of students in the periphery of Israel. Come together with the Darca students and get mobile to help them achieve social mobility!
We are kicking off with steps being counted from June 1-12 and walks in-person nation-wide on June 12!
All funds raised will go directly towards supporting Darca schools and providing our students an innovative education as a means to improve social mobility. As you may know, Israel currently faces one of the largest and fastest growing gaps in educational achievement between rich and poor. An under-educated population puts Israel’s predominantly knowledge-based economy at risk. However, through Darca schools, Israeli children discover and harness the power of education as a means to improve quality of life for themselves, their communities and their country. Darca provides Israeli high school students in lower income communities—regardless of ability, religion, birthplace, geographic or socio-economic status—an excellent education designed to improve social mobility.
Be part of the 2nd Annual YRF Walk Run and help us celebrate Darca Schools. Join a team to support one of these really important initiatives! Your participation, whether you register, sponsor, donate or spread the word, makes a positive impact on Israel’s most underserved communities. JOIN A TEAM – GET ACTIVE – MAKE AN IMPACT!
Check out the TEAM LEADERBOARD here and track our success.
See how you're ranking against other individuals by heading to the INDIVIDUAL LEADERBOARD.
You and your team members will work towards achieving the overall fundraising and fitness goal while competing against the other teams! At the end of the campaign, there will be prizes for our individual and team winners!
We also encourage you to post pictures to the Community Scrapbook, proudly showing off your workouts and progress! Also check here to see how the Darca students are participating alongside you.
COMPLETED: 1,335,524 steps
TARGET: 10,000,000 steps
RAISED: $ 121,331
TARGET: $ 250,000
You must go on adventures to find out where you truly belong. ~ Sue Fitzmaurice
Come join us and leave your footprints around the USA!
Register for the campaign and set your fitness & fundraising targets.
Share your story and raise funds & awareness.
Track workouts anywhere & anytime and complete goal.
Youth Renewal Fund is the philanthropic and strategic funding partner for Darca schools in Israel, investing in an innovative education throughout Israel’s most underserved communities as a means of improving social mobility.

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Together, as a community, we will all be joining in collective effort to walk, run, bike or hike 10,000,000 steps to bring awareness and funding for over 24,000 students in Israel’s periphery. I would love for you to support my efforts as I work towards my goal to raise significant funds for Youth Renewal Fund and Darca Schools.

Your participation whether you register, sponsor, donate ANYTHING, or spread the word, will have a positive impact on Israel’s most underserved communities and students.

Thank you so much for all of your support!
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.