VIRTUAL 5K Walk
DATE: Saturday, September 22nd, 2018
TIME: Any time most convenient for you
DISTANCE: 5 Kilometers / 3 Miles
Event Target: At the very minimum “Open 1000 Eyes” (Raise $30,000)
REGISTRATION FEE: $30 (USD)
YOU CAN make a difference: Register and fund raise and/or donate to a current registrant. Proceeds go directly to Sankara Eye Foundation.
Our goal is to open 1001 eyes. Each 30$ donation pays for a simple cataract surgery- which can take someone from being blind to being able to see again, able to provide for their family again, or allow a child to see the world again. We are encouraging each registrant to open 5 eyes with sponsorship they are able to gather. Join us wherever you are in the world. If you would just like to donate, then sponsor one of our registered volunteers.
Come along with us as we TOGETHER STEP FORWARD to OPEN LIVES and EMPOWER LIVES in support of SEF's vision for eradicating curable blindness in India.
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Give your friends & loved ones a gift of good health by inviting them to #GetFitGiveBack.
Your support is critical in helping Sankara Eye Foundation, USA raise funds and awareness by reaching as
many people as possible. We're counting on your support to make this campaign go viral.
Go an extra mile (pun intended) and pay it forward for your invitees. We hope that your kind gesture triggers a chain reaction and inspires others to pay it forward as well.
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.
CHARITY FOOTPRINTS, INC.
We're committed to making this world healthy, generous & happy by promoting fitness and encouraging charitable giving. Let's get started and #GetFitGiveBack.