ABOUT MILES FOR MEALS CAMPAIGN
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One in six seniors might not know where their next meal is coming from and 1 in 4 seniors lives in isolation.

TVCCA Meals on Wheels delivers over 180,000 nutritious meals along with friendly visits and safety checks for an entire year for less than the cost of one day in the hospital or one week in a nursing home on average.



The friendly visit and safety check that accompany each visit ensures that our clients remain healthy, safe and at home, where they belong.

In short, we are delivering much more than a meal!



Your donation and participation in our Virtual Race will help ensure that no senior in Eastern Connecticut goes hungry or feels forgotten!

The registration donation of $40 is enough to provide meals and friendly visits to a senior for a week! Raise the goal of $160 and you’ve provided nutritious meals and friendly visits for that senior for a full month.

We hope you’ll encourage your friends, family, and colleagues to join you to run, walk, bike, hike, swim…whatever movement you prefer, wherever you prefer…and stomp out senior hunger and loneliness!

If 100 people complete 12 miles each, that will equal the 1,200 mile area that Meals on Wheels delivers to every day.

Get a move on to make sure that the greatest generation is not forgotten.

P.S. Raise $100 and you'll receive an

I ♥ Meals on Wheels

mug!
FITNESS GOAL
COMPLETED: 510 miles
TARGET: 1,200 miles
FUNDRAISING GOAL
RAISED: $ 735
TARGET: $ 16,000
HOW IT WORKS?
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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.
ABOUT THE ORGANIZATION
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THAMES VALLEY COUNCIL FOR COMMUNITY ACTION
TVCCA's mission is to increase self-sufficiency and economic security for low income individuals and families in Eastern Connecticut through a broad spectrum of community based collaborations, promoting community awareness, and providing comprehensive, quality services.

Read more about the organization >>

How Your Participation Helps
All funds raised from this event will directly support the meals and daily check-ins that our seniors depend upon.

Feed a senior for a week: $40
Feed a senior for a month: $160
Feed a senior for 3 months: $480
Feed a senior for 6 months: $960
Feed a senior for a year: $1920

TVCCA's Meals on Wheels program is supported by Senior Resources Agency on Aging with Title III funds made available under the Older Americans Act. However, this only provides about 54% of the funding needed to deliver nutritious meals to seniors across our 1,200 mile service area.

Raise $100 and you'll receive an

I ♥ Meals on Wheels

mug!
INVITE FRIENDS
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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 Thames Valley Council for Community Action raise funds and awareness by reaching as many people as possible. We're counting on your support to make this campaign go viral.
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.

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?

If your campaign has teams, you can see all the existing teams on campaign's home page. You can click "Join Team" button to register for the campaign with the selected team.

If you have already registered for the campaign but did not join a team at the time of registration, you can still join a team by clicking on the "Join Team" button on the home page. It will assign you the team and redirect you to your team 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.

How do I change or switch my team?

If you have already joined a team, we do not allow switching of team as team's reports data is dependent on team's composition and changing team may affect a team's performance.

If you still want to change your team (like if you joined a team by mistake) or create your own team, please email us at support@charityfootprints.com and we will switch your team.