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DATE: Saturday, September 22nd, 2018
TIME: Any time most convenient for you
LOCATION: Anywhere
DISTANCE: 5 Kilometers / 3 Miles
Event Target: At the very minimum “Open 1000 Eyes” (Raise $30,000)
CONTACT: footprints4SEF@giftofvision.org

YOU CAN make a difference: Register and fund raise and/or donate to a current registrant. Proceeds go directly to Sankara Eye Foundation.
COMPLETED: 715 miles
TARGET: 300 miles
RAISED: $ 2,700
TARGET: $ 20,000
You must go on adventures to find out where you truly belong. ~ Sue Fitzmaurice
Come join us and leave your footprints across SEF project locations in India
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Register for the campaign and set your fitness & fundraising targets.
Click here to set-up your devices (Fitbit, Apple Watch), or download our iOS or Android apps.
Share your story and raise funds & awareness.
Track workouts anywhere & anytime and complete goal.
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Outreach to rural poor and provide quality eye care free of cost by building operationally self-sufficient, super specialty eye care hospitals across India..

Read more about the organization >>

How Your Participation Helps
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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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, Apple Watch), 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.

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.