We have 1400 reasons to step it up to support the Arc Oneida-Lewis Chapter. 1400 ideas, dreams and goals. 1400 smiles. 1400 people who are your family, friends and neighbors. And they need your support! Now more than ever.

The Friends of the Arc Foundation has been here to help fund many programs and projects in support of The Arc, Oneida-Lewis but due to COVID-19, all in person fundraising events have been cancelled. However, we still need your help. We have seen the direct impact that gifts, big or small, have on people's lives.

The crux of everything we do is rooted in our Core Values - this is our guiding inspiration! Compassion, Dignity, Dedication, Person-Centered - Family Based, Progressive and Integrity! We invite you to live our Core Values as a means to get through this together! And we invite you to make a meaningful impact on the lives of 1400 people while having fun and moving.

We're in this together. #dogood #friendshelpingfriends #stepupforarcolc
COMPLETED: 3,283 miles
TARGET: 14,000 miles
RAISED: $ 3,000
TARGET: $ 10,000
You must go on adventures to find out where you truly belong. ~ Sue Fitzmaurice
Come join us and leave your footprints by walking around Oneida & Lewis Counties!
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The Friends of the Arc Foundation’s role is to secure, manage and steward philanthropic support to benefit the mission and core values of The Arc, Oneida-Lewis Chapter.

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How Your Participation Helps
Our Mission is to enable persons with disabilities and their families to achieve their potential through self-determined goals in partnership with the Agency. Funds raised will be used to support programs that directly help people reach their goals. Our programs range in support to enhance and improve lives from birth through end of life care. We strive to meet all basic needs but we are so much more! Offering programs in the arts, support in education through college, employment opportunities, and even ways to deeply involved in our entire community! That is what we do. Caring is who we are. Your donations support this!
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.

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.