ABOUT TUNCH AND WOLF'S WALK FOR THE HOMELESS CAMPAIGN
The annual Tunch and Wolf Walk for the Homeless supports Light of Life Rescue Mission to bring critical resources to the homeless, addicted and needy in Pittsburgh. Historically, the family-friendly event begins with a 10k walk along the beautiful North Shore trail and ends with a free cook-out.
This year, due to the COVID-19 crisis, we are going digital! Although we won’t be gathering in May to walk together, you can now walk individually to raise awareness in your own neighborhoods! We believe our city needs an event like this now, more than ever. You can walk as long, as far, and as often as you want between April 17, 2020 and May 22, 2020. Track your steps to participate in our STEP CHALLENGE while raising money for hurting neighbors and for the chance to win some awesome prizes.
Individuals who raise $150 or more, and teams that raise $1,500 or more by May 23, 2020 will receive a free t-shirt mailed to them!
Invite your friends and family to sign up, fundraise, and compete!
Join Light of Life Rescue Mission as we walk to raise funds to support programming for the homeless population in our community.
Here’s how it works:
Step One: Step up and register to participate! Registration is FREE!
Step Two: Set a fitness goal and fundraising goal that you hope to achieve by May 22, 2020
Step Three: Get moving and track your steps.
There are three ways to track your progress:
1. Sync your fitness device (Fitbit, Apple Watch, Garmin, Google Fit, Misfit, Strava)
2. Download the free Charity Footprints app to track your progress.
3. Manually enter your steps on your event page.
Step Four: Share your personal fundraising page with everyone you know and ask them to make a contribution to the Tunch and Wolf Walk for the Homeless and your personal goals.
You have from April 17, 2020 until May 22, 2020 to rack up those steps!
84% of the money raised through Tunch and Wolf's Walk for the Homeless provides life-changing resources for Pittsburgh's homeless, hungry, abused, and needy. The remaining 16% supports Light of Life's addiction and homeless awareness initiatives.
Thanks in part to the overwhelming support of last year's walk, we were able to:
- Serve 249,643 meals to men, women and children
- Provide 8,000 nights of shelter for men who were homeless
- Hold 800 chapel services
- Pack and deliver 1,300 Thanksgiving dinner boxes to families in need on the North Side
Every step you take for the homeless will help us reach our goals.
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?
This campaign is free to participate in.
However, we encourage you to donate optional/suggested amount during registration or you can always donate any amount on your fundraising page after the registration.
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.