The Crisis Center is excited to launch its inaugural STEP UP To End Domestic Violence virtual event!

We invite you to participate in this friendly competition to reach your daily step goal and learn more about domestic violence along the way. Join us for six weeks of better health, fun with friends and supporting an important cause.

1 in 4 women and 1 in 7 men will experience domestic violence in their lifetime; 1 in 15 children are exposed to domestic violence each year; more than 20,000 phone calls are placed to domestic violence hotlines each day.

Through awareness, education and support, we can all help change these staggering statistics. Will you STEP UP To End Domestic Violence and join us in making a difference?
COMPLETED: 1,464,680 steps
TARGET: 13,000,000 steps
RAISED: $ 575
TARGET: $ 5,000
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The Crisis Center exists to end domestic violence through advocacy, education and prevention; while helping communities live free of violence.

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How Your Participation Helps
When you support the Crisis Center during our virtual STEP UP event, you have a direct impact on the safety, healing, and well-being of the adults and children we serve.

Your $25 registration fee pays for one day of our 24-hour crisis line, where we answer more than 2,000 calls each year!

And, if you choose to fundraise for the Crisis Center during the STEP UP event, you can stretch your impact even further:

• $9 pays for outreach, education and prevention work to reach one person in the community.
• $65 provides one month of legal advocacy for one client.
• $88 pays for a night of safe shelter for one person, including food, essentials and advocacy.
• $137 pays for a therapy session for one client.

As one Crisis Center recently put it: “No one really talks about or acknowledges domestic violence in upper socio-economic demographics, but the impact is just as real and, in some ways, even harder to overcome. The Crisis Center and its supporters helped me tremendously, but more importantly my son has improved as a result of the resources at the Crisis Center. It is one of the few places my challenges have been understood and supported because domestic violence usually only ends once someone dies.”
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.