JOIN US FOR A VIRTUAL STUCK AT HOME MUTT MOSEY to celebrate 15 years of saving senior pets!
Young at Heart's annual Mutt Mosey fundraiser walk is back BUT it's a VIRTUAL "Stuck at Home" Mutt Mosey! We've partnered with Charity Footprints #GetFitGiveBack so that we can still Mutt Mosey to support homeless senior pets during these difficult times! And since we're sheltering in place right now, you don't need to walk to join in - for this year's Mutt Mosey, YOU CHOOSE HOW YOU WANT TO PARTICIPATE!
HOW DO I MUTT MOSEY FROM HOME?
Participate however you are comfortable, and record your choice as steps. Can you still walk the dog? Absolutely! (Just remember social distancing!) Want to do yoga? Dance in your living room? Ride your bike? Knit a scarf? YOU decide how you will Mosey with us this year! And every dollar raised gives homeless senior pets a second chance to enjoy their golden years!
These are strange times that call for creativity, so let's have some fun together while we're all stuck at home! The Mutt Mosey is our biggest fundraiser of the spring, and we need your help to make it a success. We are busy preparing for the influx of animals that will sadly end up in shelters in the coming months, and we need your help to ensure that we have the funds to take care of the senior pets that will need us.
WHAT DOES IT COST?
Registration fee is just $15 to help us celebrate 15 years of saving senior pets!
Of course, the Mutt Mosey is also a very important fundraiser, allowing Young at Heart to save senior pets. We need your help now more than ever with fundraising! If you raise $100, we'll send you a "Stuck at Home" Mutt Mosey t-shirt. Raise $300 or more, we'll send you a Mutt Mosey swag bag! And the first place fundraiser gets a "Stuck at Home" Mutt Mosey Champion of the World trophy (no, we're not kidding! And it's awesome!)
SHOW OFF YOUR MOSEYING TO THE WORLD!
Post pictures to social media with the hashtag #stuckathomemuttmosey! Tag us on instagram at @youngatheartpets! We'll award prizes for creativity on social media, too!
Not on social media? - no problem! Just email photos and a description of what you're doing for your Stuck at Home Mutt Mosey to email@example.com
HOW MANY STEPS DOES MY ACTIVITY EQUAL?
You can use your phone, your pedometer, or your smart watch to help you count steps, but we realize not every activity will translate into steps! But what if you're doing yoga, or yard work, or biking instead? Here's a cheat sheet for your reference below:
And when in doubt, just choose the number of steps that YOU feel your activity is worth!
READY TO HELP SAVE SENIOR PETS?
We hope you will join us and challenge yourself and your friends to raise some funds to give homeless senior pets the chance to enjoy their golden years from the safety of your home!
Donations to this fundraiser are tax-deductible as allowed by law. Young at Heart is a registered not for profit organization. Tax ID 20-2476194
Prefer to donate via snail mail?
Check donations can be made to:
Young at Heart
4301 S. IL Route 47
Woodstock IL 60098
Please put "mutt mosey" in the memo, and include a team page if you want it to benefit a specific team's fundraising goal!
Questions about donating another way? Just email us at firstname.lastname@example.org or call us 815-333-4001. Thank you!
Funds raised help Young at Heart provide veterinary care, medications, and food for senior dogs and cats rescued from situations where they will be euthanized because of their age. We then help each senior pet find a loving forever home.
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?
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 (Apple Watch), or download the Charity Footprints' iOS or Android app and track your workouts toward 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.
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