This year, the Life Challenge spring fundraiser is going virtual with Fit 4 Life! While we may have to be socially distanced, we can still be community connected online for a cause we all believe in. Although we’re in lockdown, we’ve never shut down—the men & women in our care stayed ‘home’ on our Detroit and Flint campuses along with essential staff. We need your help more than ever so we can continue bringing hope, healing and help to them and others desperately in need of our services!

The Fit 4 Life! fundraiser takes place where, when and how you want any time from May 15–July 10, 2020.

Our Life Challenge Goals:
175 Fit 4 Life! partners | 18,000 miles logged | $80,000 raised in 8 weeks
Set Your Individual Goals:
(Suggested) 100 miles logged | $500 raised in 8 weeks

Good news! MILES means MOVEMENT or any ACTIVITY you enjoy. Run, walk, dance, knit, read, garden, do yoga or Pilates, cook...it all equals to miles you can log for the Fit4Life fundraiser! (scroll down for conversion chart). Be sure to participate in the 4 fun scrapbook challenges for a chance at a $25 Amazon gift card!

The top 2 fundraisers each win THIS amazing grand prize:

The all-new Cheetah is a fully-automatic, mid-size RACING STYLE ATV. This great ATV has many upgraded features, starting with the new 125cc four-stroke engine. Riders will have no problem conquering the track or off-road fun!

Generously donated by:

Here’s how it works:

Step One: Register ($30)

Step Two: Set a fitness goal and fundraising goal that you hope to achieve by July 10, 2020.

Step Three: Get moving and track your progress.

There are three ways to track your progress:
1 Sync your fitness device (Fitbit, Apple Watch, Garmin, Misfit, Strava, Google Fit)
2 Download the free Charity Footprints app to track your progress
3 Manually enter your steps on your event page

Step Four: Share your personal fundraising page with everyone you know and ask them to support you and make a contribution toward your Fit 4 Life goal to benefit Life Challenge!

COMPLETED: 2,611 miles
TARGET: 18,000 miles
RAISED: $ 25,483
TARGET: $ 80,000
You must go on adventures to find out where you truly belong. ~ Sue Fitzmaurice
Come join us and leave your footprints around the starman!
Register for the campaign and set your fitness & fundraising targets.
Share your story and raise funds & awareness.
Track workouts anywhere & anytime and complete goal.
Restoring communities by bringing faith-based recovery to the addicted.

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How Your Participation Helps
Your generation donation makes it possible for us to provide recovery services and programming for up to 180 men and women every year!

[$25] pays for study supplies (notebooks, pens, reading materials) for the first 3-month (Life Begin) phase
[$75] pays for weekly counseling for one resident (on-site or via telehealth)
[$180] pays for meals for a week for one of our campuses (Detroit and Flint)
[$700] pays for the induction fee for one resident for one year of recovery services
[$1,000] pays for 3 months of personal care and hygiene supplies for both campuses (Detroit & Flint)

As a faith-based, 501(c)3 organization, we receive no federal or state funding. We rely solely on the support of people and businesses that believe in our mission. With an operating budget of over $1.2 million, and an approximate $12,000 per-resident annual cost, we require only a one-time, nominal induction fee of $700.

Recovery Services & Programming
One-on-one counseling with licensed therapists | Celebrate Recovery recovery group participation| group counseling and discussion | daily classes: a 28-class curriculum designed to be relevant, practical and holistic including addiction recovery, personal growth, healthy living, family & communication, finances | tutoring and GED-track assistance | mentor program | internship program | community service and outreach | daily chapel services, weekly church services | in-house work program to acquire new skills: kitchen/food service, operations/maintenance, IT/computer, landscape | follow-up care: job placement assistance, transitional housing
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.