Created under a land grant on June 30, 1678, today Summerseat is an IRS-designated nonprofit, that is run entirely by an active group of volunteers. Income is derived through memberships, fundraisers and donations from individual and local businesses.

We hope you will join us in maintaining Summerseat Farm, Inc., as a true St. Mary's County treasure. Join us at an Open House event and you may be greeted by a herd of American Bison, watch sheep and their lambs run through the fields, see how grapes are grown for wine-making, and explore buildings that are over two-hundred years old.

STEP 1: Register
We are so grateful for your participation. You are amazing and you're making a difference.

STEP 2: Tell everyone about it!
Grab your buddies, connect with them online and help us meet our goals.

STEP 3: Track your support!
Collect donations on your personal fundraising page.
COMPLETED: 47 miles
TARGET: 5,250 miles
RAISED: $ 335
TARGET: $ 2,000
Register for the campaign and set your fitness & fundraising targets.
Share your story and raise funds & awareness.
Track workouts anywhere & anytime and complete goal.
Summerseat Farm, Inc. exists to establish and preserve the history, agriculture and natural resources of Summerseat; and to provide educational programs there that enhance the interrelationship among all people, animals and nature.

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How Your Participation Helps
Covid-19 has been hard on a lot of people and Summerseat Farm has not been excluded from this. Summerseat Farm DEPENDS on donations and fundraisers to continue to provide food, housing, and care for all of our animals, along with maintenance of the Manor House and grounds. Due to the pandemic, we have not been able to host a fundraiser for over a year! During this year, we have continued to feed all of the animals, care for all of the animals' medical needs, and repair and maintain the Manor House, grounds, equipment, fences, and barns. The Farm is also in need of a tractor. We have been blessed with volunteer's that have allowed us to borrow their tractors in the past but we are now needing to purchase one of our own.
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, 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.

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.