ABOUT THE VIRTUAL WALK AROUND THE CHRISTEL HOUSE WORLD CAMPAIGN
Thank you to everyone who participated in the 2021 Virtual Walk Around the Christel House World.

To view the closing ceremonies, and the list of contest winners, please visit our website.
OUR COMMUNITY
FITNESS GOAL
COMPLETED: 46,231 miles
TARGET: 15,940 miles
FUNDRAISING GOAL
RAISED: $ 405,402
TARGET: $ 300,000
You must go on adventures to find out where you truly belong. ~ Sue Fitzmaurice
Come join us and leave your footprints around the Christel House world!
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
CHRISTEL HOUSE INTERNATIONAL INC.
The mission of Christel House is to transform the lives of underserved children around the world—breaking the cycle of poverty and building self-sufficient, contributing members of society. A focus on academic excellence through a robust K–12 curriculum is combined with a strong character development program to give students the skills and competencies necessary to compete successfully in complex 21st Century society. Christel House currently serves over 5,662 students through eight schools — located in India, Jamaica, Mexico, South Africa and the United States.

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How Your Participation Helps
100% of all donations support programs and services for Christel House students.


$ 8 - Could provide College & Careers support to one Indianapolis graduate for a week;
$ 11 - Could provide a full day of Christel House services for one student in India;
$ 102 - Could provide transportation to and from school for two Indianapolis students for a month;
$ 374 - Could provide breakfast, lunch and a healthy snack to one Student in Mexico for a full year;
$ 587 - Could provide medical care to the entire first grade in Jamaica for a semester;
$ 1,038 - Could provide breakfast and lunch to all students at a Christel House school for a day;
$ 3,109 - Could provide a full year of Christel House programs and services for one student;
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.

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.