Track your miles from April 1st to Mother’s Day May 12th during GBHF’s Virtual Run. Every participant will be entered into a drawing for a Garmin Vivofit 3.
Honoring mothers everywhere, our Miles for Moms in Haiti race is specifically for the mothers in Southwest rural Haiti, where our maternal healthcare clinic, Maison de Naissance (Home of Birth) has diligently for the past 14 years run the race providing maternal healthcare for thousands of mothers and babies. In honor of these mothers and mothers everywhere with limited access to quality healthcare, let’s put our own healthy habits to benefit these strong mothers!
Track workouts anywhere & anytime and complete goal.
ABOUT THE ORGANIZATION
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GLOBAL BIRTHING HOME FOUNDATION INC.
The mission of Global Birthing Home Foundation and Maison de Naissance is to significantly reduce maternal and infant mortality rates in impoverished communities.
In Torbeck, Haiti, the services of a modern maternity center and community health program are offered from the hospitality of a safe, culturally appropriate, and welcoming home: a home for birth - Maison de Naissance.
Proceeds from registration fees and pledge donations will support Maison de Naissance Maternity Center in Southern Haiti. It will support such things as mileage expenses for our emergency vehicle (gas, maintenance, drivers) and the salaries of our midwives and our community health workers (who go home to home, by foot or scooterchecking on mothers and babies). It will also help cover vaccinations for mothers and babies and other supplies needed for their care.
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 (Garmin), or download the Charity Footprints' iOS or Android app and track your workouts toward 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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org and we will switch your team.
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.