Pilgrims, let’s get on our feet and have some fun by joining the Emmaus Ministries Virtual Walk and Challenge. In Luke’s gospel, two disciples encounter the unexpected as they walk from Jerusalem to Emmaus. Their hearts are warmed and their spirits transformed when they realize it is Christ traveling with them. Scripture says this walk from Jerusalem to Emmaus is about 60 stadia in distance, around 7 miles (11.5 kilometers) or 14,000 steps.
Are you willing to take that walk with the disciples, both physically and spiritually?
The Emmaus Ministries Virtual Walk and Challenge takes place October 1 - November 12, 2021. During this six-week period, we challenge you to walk 14,000 steps (7 miles/ 11.5 kilometers) at your convenience and in the area of your choice, wherever you might be.
When you register, you can earn points called footprints for taking steps, engaging in spiritual practices, and participating in other activities that lead to physical and spiritual wellness. The cost to participate is $25.00 with all proceeds going to the Fourth Day Fund, which supports our Emmaus Ministries International Office.
There’s also an event T-shirt available for $15.00. When you order by October 24, it will ship directly to your home in November. The T-shirt is available for U.S. mailing addresses only.
The Virtual Walk and Challenge is also a friendly competition with prizes awarded to the Top Three Emmaus communities and Top Ten individuals who score the most footprint points, so be sure to encourage your community members to register too. When you sign up, be sure to select your community name as your team.
You can participate in the Emmaus Ministries Virtual Walk And Challenge by walking, running, cycling, or doing anything that gets you moving freely! You also have the chance to earn extra points in other ways too! For activities that cannot be measured in steps or miles, please click on the graphic below to get involved and support Emmaus Ministries and yourself, family and friends.
The Virtual Walk and Challenge has three BIG goals:
To encourage 500 pilgrims to walk 14,000 steps (7 miles/ 11.5 kilometers) for a total of 7 million steps!
To raise $50,000 for the Fourth Day Fund, supporting the ongoing work of Emmaus.
To see disciples renewed and spirits transformed through prayer, study, and action.
Top Teams on Scoreboard:
First Place $1000 cash gift
Second Place $500 cash gift
Third Place $250 cash gift
Top Ten Individuals will receive a complimentary digital subscription to The Upper Room daily devotional guide and a complimentary print edition of The Upper Room Disciplines 2022. $30 value
100% of every donated dollar to this campaign goes directly to the Fourth Day Fund, the operations fund of the Emmaus Ministries International Office. When you support the accessibility and growth of Emmaus Ministries, you ensure a faithful and fruitful Fourth Day journey for new and long-time pilgrims alike.
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?
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.
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.
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