From August 24 through October 4, 2020, you can support Need in Deed’s Education Equity Campaign by running or walking or by making a donation.

Founded in 1987, Need in Deed increases equity in public education by improving the educational outcomes and experience of students in grades 3-8 in public schools across Philadelphia. The funds raised through this campaign will help Need in Deed support students and their teachers in the challenging school year ahead. Your gift is an investment in a student’s future.

Our goal for the campaign is to engage 150 runners/walkers and raise $20,000.

To get started as a runner/walker:
#1 - Register today
#2 - Set your fundraising target. We are asking each registrant to strive to raise a minimum of $100 toward our overall campaign goal of $20,000.
#3 - Tell your friends, family and network about our campaign. Ask them to participate as a runner/walker or to make a contribution on your behalf.
#4 - Submit a matching gift request to your employer, if applicable
#5 - Continue to do the things that you normally do to stay active, knowing you are raising vital funds to support Philadelphia students.

Together we can #GiveOurKidstheEducationTheyDeserve!
COMPLETED: 2,332 miles
TARGET: 1,216 miles
RAISED: $ 14,553
TARGET: $ 15,000
You must go on adventures to find out where you truly belong. ~ Sue Fitzmaurice
Come join us and leave your footprints ... spread your love in the city you love!
Register for the campaign and set your fitness & fundraising targets.
Share your story and raise funds & awareness.
Track workouts anywhere & anytime and complete goal.
The purpose of Need in Deed is to transform the educational experience for students, teachers, and communities by embedding empathy, informed investigation, and civic action within public school classrooms.

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How Your Participation Helps
Funds raised from Need in Deed's Education Equity Campaign will directly support Need in Deed programming.

* Provide teachers with intensive, high-quality training and one-on-one coaching and ongoing professional development
* Provide classroom materials, supplies, and age- and grade-appropriate resource materials for each classroom’s issue exploration and service project
* Maintain staff presence in the classrooms and coaching teachers to facilitate activities
* Coach community partner representatives (experts on students' chosen social issue) to prepare them to interact with students
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.

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.

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.