Water. It's one of the most basic components of life, yet 650 million people still thirst for it every day. This burden is especially hard on women and girls around the world that give up an education or earning a livable wage just to fetch water for their families. The average girl in the developing world walks 200 miles in a month. Can you cover that in nine?
Hope Springs Water is asking all of our supporters to STEP UP FOR WATER for the thirsty around the world. Our goal is to find 500 people who count their steps everyday, to add those steps to our race path. Your steps will take you on a virtual path through the villages Hope Springs Water serves. You will step your way through villages in 13 countries, across 3 continents where people are now living longer, healthier, more productive lives because of people like you who care enough to give.
Each participant fee provides a menstruation hygiene management kit to SIX girls in Nicaragua and Ethiopia. That means that 6 girls will gain access to 180 more days of school!
Every participant who chooses to meet the $200 fundraising goal, will provide a village with an improved ventilated latrine!
Want to help us drill a well that will deliver clean water to the thirsty for generations to come? Invite your friends to register! Your 15 friends who personally fundraise for us will finance a complete deep borehole well in Ethiopia, Guatemala, or Nicaragua!
Though you are not required to fundraise for us, if you choose to do so, the first 10 people to raise $200 will receive a race t-shirt, hat, and a race medal!
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
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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.
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.
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