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NJGroups is excited to partner with Charity Footprints to promote fitness & charitable giving. During this 10-week long campaign, we're challenging each NJGroups employee to walk a minimum of 8,000 steps daily.

NJGroups has chosen The Arc of Essex County to benefit from this #GetFitGiveBack challenge. All participating NJGroups employees can earn $1 for this great cause everyday, by simply meeting (and hopefully exceeding) the minimum 8,000 steps goal.

Once you've registered, simply set-up your Misfits (or other wearable trackers) and link them to this wellness challenge, and your steps will be updated on all the relevant campaign pages.

Although not required, we encourage everyone to help fundraise additional donation dollars for this great cause, and help The Arc of Essex County.

Campaign Timelines

Campaign Kick-off: Apr. 15th
Fundraising (optional): Apr. 15th - Jun. 30th
Fitness Tracking: Apr. 15th - Jun. 30th
COMPLETED: 4,490,018 steps
TARGET: 6,500,000 steps
RAISED: $ 1,000
TARGET: $ 1,000
You must go on adventures to find out where you truly belong. ~ Sue Fitzmaurice
Come join us and leave your footprints in outer loop of central park, NYC
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Register for the campaign and set your fitness & fundraising targets.
Share your story and raise funds & awareness.
Track workouts anywhere & anytime and complete goal.
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The Arc of Essex County provides comprehensive services and supports to individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities and their families ensuring a lifetime of achievement with dignity and full partnership in the community.

Read more about the organization >>

How Your Participation Helps
Your gift to The Arc of Essex County today will help us to fund essential programs and services for children and adults living with intellectual and developmental disabilities. Thank you for helping to enrich the lives of so many with your generosity.
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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?

This campaign is free to participate in.

However, if you would like to donate some money to the The Arc Of Essex County Inc., you can always donate any amount on your fundraising page after registration.

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, Garmin, Apple Watch, Google Fit, Misfit), 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.