ABOUT FITNESS FEST! CAMPAIGN

You are invited to join Sunnyside Elementary School for Fitness Fest! We are celebrating the importance of taking care of our bodies and minds with a virtual race fundraiser. Our school community and its network of supporters will Get Movin’ and track all physical activity for the month of October in order to meet our individual and community fitness goals. The by-product will be that we take care of our school by taking care of ourselves. We hope to raise $30,000 on our way to reaching an equivalent of 30,000 miles of physical activity. Just like a Fun Run, we earn money for moving! Except with this virtual race, every activity counts any time and anywhere.

Funds raised go toward:

1) Technology, Physical Fitness, and Social-Emotional supports.

2) Necessary resources to support distance learning and eventual school re-opening.

3) School community development and care during the pandemic.

Join Fitness Fest! by making a commitment to Get Movin’ in October. Your body, your mind, and our school will thank you for it!

Get Started:

STEP 1: Sign Up! Register for Fitness Fest! by clicking the REGISTER NOW button.

STEP 2: Set Up! Link your health tracker or smart phone by following the HOW IT WORKS instructions. You will be able to track your physical activity by downloading the Charity Footprints iOS or Android app, setting up your Apple Watch or FitBit, or manually entering your activity information. Join or start a team to add to the fun. Add your fitness and fundraising goals to your personal fundraising page to keep you motivated and on track.

STEP 3: Get Movin! Make it a point to do something active for at least 30 mins per day. Use your influence by posting your fundraising page to social media and encourage friends, family, and co-workers to support you.

STEP 4: Track It! Log all your physical activity. Share your progress regularly on social media to encourage donations. Here are some examples of how you can move and convert your activity to miles:

 

FITNESS GOAL
COMPLETED: 2,503 miles
TARGET: 30,000 miles
FUNDRAISING GOAL
RAISED: $ 4,389
TARGET: $ 30,000
You must go on adventures to find out where you truly belong. ~ Sue Fitzmaurice
Come join us and leave your footprints all around the US
HOW IT WORKS
Register for the campaign and set your fitness & fundraising targets.
Share your story and raise funds & awareness.
Track workouts anywhere & anytime and complete goal.
ABOUT THE ORGANIZATION
SUNNYSIDE ELEMENTARY PTA
The mission of the Sunnyside Elementary School PTA (subset of the California PTA) is to positively impact the lives of all children and families by educating and nurturing the whole child.

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How Your Participation Helps
Funds raised go toward:
1) Technology, Physical Fitness, and Social-Emotional support.
2) Necessary resources to support distance learning and eventual school re-opening.
3) School community development and care during the pandemic.
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
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, we encourage you to donate optional/suggested amount during registration or you can always donate any amount on your fundraising page after the 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, Strava), 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.