We are taking you across the country of Uganda! This is a great way to get in your daily steps while supporting the livelihood of 73 orphans. In our many trips to Uganda we’ve gathered some amazing photo’s and crazy stories that we will share with you along your journey across Uganda. You will get to know some of the wild life, culture and beautiful people we’ve met along our travels.
Threes ways to track your steps.
1) You can link to your FitBit account and your steps will automatically be updated.
2) You can use the Charity Footprints app to track your steps by having your phone on you while you move throughout the day or you can manually enter your steps daily.
3) Manually enter your daily step into the CharityFootprints App or website. Use the same login as when you registered.
The top 3 participants with the most steps and the top 3 participants with the most donations will get unique items brought back from Uganda.
There are 2 registration options. Make sure to read through the registration pages. Check out the shirt design below! $30 Virtual Race Only
$40 Virtual Race + T-shirt
Track workouts anywhere & anytime and complete goal.
ABOUT THE ORGANIZATION
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UGANDAN ORPHAN CHILDCARE MINISTRIES
Our goal is to fulfill the Biblical mandate to care for the orphans by giving relief to the poor, distressed and underprivileged, while educating and connecting donors with children in Uganda through UOCC USA, and eventually reaching those in need around the world.
There is a plot of land next to our new dormitory that was purchased by another ministry as a gift to UOCC. One of the government requirements for orphanages is that they have to have space for the children to play, so that is the plan for this property.
Currently this is an empty unfinished lot and our plans include leveling the lot and putting turf down for the kids to run and play on. They love to play soccer and play on the bare dirt so adding the turf will help with the cleanliness of the campus and safety for the kids. Additionally, it will keep down the erosion of the land when it rains and it’s been raining a lot this year.
This is our newest project and the current estimate for completing this project is $12,000. We greatly appreciate your involvement in increasing the lives of our 73 children.
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.
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.
CHARITY FOOTPRINTS, INC.
We're committed to making this world healthy, generous & happy by promoting fitness and encouraging charitable giving.