ABOUT PROJECT HAPPINESS VIRTUAL RACE FOR WELLNESS CAMPAIGN
Make Mental Health a priority! Join us today!!
Race for Wellness: It’s a one-month fitness challenge; you reach your health goals, while changing lives. Every $ raised goes towards putting mental wellness curriculums in schools to teach students the skills needed for a happy, healthy lifestyle. Help us impact 10 million lives!
Your impact: $50 - Support a school library with 2 books $150 - Provide a screening of our documentary $250 - Sponsor a classroom with our curriculum $500 - Empower a classroom of students with their own happiness book
- a personal compass for challenging times $1000 - Provide a school with our curriculum
Let's tackle youth depression, anxiety and suicide together!
STEP 1: Give a donation to participate! We are so grateful to those who support our cause, you are amazing and we love you! STEP 2: Tell everyone about it, grab a buddy, raise funds and awareness. STEP 3: Track your workout exercise of choice (anywhere you are) on the website or by downloading the Charity Footprints App.
(also syncs your Fitbit and Apple Watch!)
The World Health Organization declares depression the leading cause of suffering worldwide. Your generosity is going to impact the lives of school children worldwide, and help them find happiness and emotional resilience for life. Just by participating, a child is gifted a Project Happiness handbook - a catalyst for positive change. That is the influence YOU will make in their world when you decide to join the Race For Wellness. Your support allows our programs (school curriculum, online interventions, mental health awareness) to reach even more people who need it most.
~Our school curriculum is downloaded in 120 countries
~ 2.5 millioninspired daily through social media resources
~Happiness is not just a state; it’s a skill that anyone can learn
Many Pathways: Walk, Run, Bike, (choose any of these to log your other wellness practices, including yoga, swimming, surfing, climbing, you name it)
Many Options: Me | Challenge a friend | Join a team
Many Benefits: Flexible schedule | Improve mind + body | *Great gifts for your contribution!*
Daily giveaway announcements: award-winning books, fitness gear, and wellness products! All participants eligible!
The Grand Prize Winner will win a FREE 4-Nights Stay for two at Nihi Sumba, named "Best Hotel in the World" by Travel+Leisure Magazine in 2016 & 2017. Experience the local culture of Sumba, take part in outdoor adventure, and serve the local community with the Sumba Foundation.
Get your family, friends, school, and colleagues activated - it’s easy! Set goals and have people sponsor you. Let friends know what you’re up to and track your fitness/fundraising goals on your own designated page. By committing to your own well-being, you inspire people in your community and impact others around the world. The more people you tell, the quicker you’ll reach your goals. Together we rise - join the movement!
“You cannot get through a single day without having an impact on the world around you. What you do makes a difference and you have to decide what kind of difference you want to make.” – Jane Goodall
Project Happiness programs teach children, teens and adults to identify and harness their personal strengths, learn emotional regulation and develop the skills for emotional resiliency. The program is unique in that it is grounded in positive psychology, mindfulness and neuroscience, and uses proven practices to provide a foundation for thriving. We teach daily mindfulness, gratitude, selfcare, altruism, authenticity, connection, and purpose.
Your donations will go towards supporting our programs: school curriculum, online course, behavioral change programs, mental health awareness, global ambassadors, circles educational book club, and grassroots movement.
$5,000: Provide our curriculum to a school district
$2500: Facilitate a one-day workshop to train teachers
$1,000: Provide a school with our curriculum
$500: Empower an entire classroom of students with their own happiness book - a personal compass for challenging times
$250: Sponsor a classroom with our curriculum
$150: Sponsor a film screening
$50: Gift a school with the film and book – happiness is contagious
$25: Gift a school with the happiness book – a catalyst for positive change
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.
THANKS TO OUR SPONSORS
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CHARITY FOOTPRINTS, INC.
We're committed to making this world healthy, generous & happy by promoting fitness and encouraging charitable giving.