SD Parent Connection (SDPC) is the state of South Dakota's Parent Training and Family to Family Center. As a statewide non-profit we rely on support from individuals like you to help us continue to provide valuable information, resources, and training to families of children with disabilities and health care challenges.

YOU can help us by participating in Up and Running - a fundraising campaign hosted by SDPC over the next 8 weeks.

Simply choose your favorite activity - walking, running, swimming, playing, gardening, etc. We all have found favorite ways to stay Up and Running during this pandemic season. Our event will help motivate you to stay active while helping SDPC by raising funds through personal goals and fun challenges.
COMPLETED: 106 miles
TARGET: 5,000 miles
RAISED: $ 390
TARGET: $ 5,000
You must go on adventures to find out where you truly belong. ~ Sue Fitzmaurice
Come join us and leave your footprints by traveling around South Dakota!
Register for the campaign and set your fitness & fundraising targets.
Share your story and raise funds & awareness.
Track workouts anywhere & anytime and complete goal.
Mission Statement

The mission of South Dakota Parent Connection is to connect families caring for children (birth to 26) with the disabilities or special health care needs to information, training and resources in an environment of support, hope and respect.

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How Your Participation Helps
Your contribution to SDPC will be used to support activities such as:

Sibshops - a unique opportunity for children and youth who have a sibling with a disability to come together with others for support and fun.

Lunch and Learn Series - a free monthly opportunity for parents and professionals to hear from service providers around the state, learning about the supports they provide to families and individuals with disabilities.

Parent Education Information - numerous information briefs, recorded workshops, and other resources available through our website and free to parents and individuals with disabilities.

These are just a few of the ways your support can help SDPC help families. Please view our website at www.sdparent.org to learn more.
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.