StepUp4Chesed is a unique virtual fundraising challenge designed to fit your schedule.

We will provide you with everything you need including: a Fitbit health tracker, easy-to-use integrated health tracking and fundraising software, and an amazing and inspiring finisher event.

All we need are your steps and commitment to help support this fundraising effort. Your support helps our efforts to lighten the load of a family in the hospital caring for a loved one. Your generosity will make a big difference to the lives of those dealing with serious medical illnesses.
COMPLETED: 29,534 miles
TARGET: 30,000 miles
RAISED: $ 139,095
TARGET: $ 140,000
Register for the campaign and set your fitness & fundraising targets.
Click here to set-up your devices (Fitbit), or download our iOS or Android apps.
Share your story and raise funds & awareness.
Track workouts anywhere & anytime and complete goal.
Our mission is to provide extensive and innovative services to the sick, the elderly, the developmentally disabled, and any individual or family facing a life challenge.

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For $1,000 you can sponsor a Chesed Hospitality Room for a week and give patients and their families an oasis in the hospital.

For $720 you can sponsor a Chesed 24/7 Apartment for a week, allowing families to sleep close to their hospitalized loved one.

For $540 you can sponsor the Shabbos meals that are placed in the warmer so that anyone, anytime over Shabbos has access to hot Shabbos food.

For $360 you can sponsor a week of support for a family, including meals, visitation and Shabbos in a Box.

For $180 you can sponsor a Chesed Hospitality Room for a day and provide patients and their families hot coffee, fresh cake and some respite from a challenging situation.

For $90 you can sponsor fresh fruit and salads for a day so patients and families can have a healthy snack while in the hospital.

For $54 you can sponsor a day of meals for a patient and their family members.

For $36 you can sponsor Boost in a Bottle (Pomegranate Juice) for a week and help someone undergoing chemotherapy boost their blood count.

For $18 you can sponsor a Shabbos in a Box and help make Shabbos in the hospital a little easier.
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.

How will I track my distance?

You can track your workouts by setting up your devices (Fitbit), 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.