WHAT: A fitness challenge to benefit Emmaus House
WHY: Help Emmaus House build a home where orphaned youth can heal, grow, and work toward a life of independence.
TEAM GOAL: Cumulatively run or walk 1100 miles (the entire coastline of Haiti) over the course of 6 weeks. The goal is to raise $50,000 to build a home for Haitian youth.
WHEN: Run or walk wherever you are between August 1 - September 12.
Step 1: Registration is $50 per participant!
Step 2: Set a fitness goal and fundraising goal
Step 3: Get moving and track your miles.
There are three ways to track your progress:
1. Sync your fitness device (Fitbit, Apple Watch, Garmin, Google Fit, Misfit, Strava). Or just use your health app on your iphone.
2. Download the free Charity Footprints app to track your progress.
3. Manually enter your steps on your event page.
Step 4: If you choose to share your personal fundraising page on social media, great! If not, walk or run with your team and have fun!
Emmaus House exists in Cap Haitien, Haiti to empower and give hope to orphaned youth who have aged out of orphanages or been victimized by domestic slavery. There is typically no plan for these young people when they turn 18, leaving thousands of orphaned youth across the country without a safe home to make their transition to independence. These formerly enslaved and institutionalized youth who would have otherwise been thrown to the streets need a home to learn, grow, belong, and feel loved.
To learn more, visit our website at emmaushousehaiti.org


COMPLETED: 5,359 miles
TARGET: 11,000 miles
RAISED: $ 11,865
TARGET: $ 50,000
Register for the campaign and set your fitness & fundraising targets.
Share your story and raise funds & awareness.
Track workouts anywhere & anytime and complete goal.
The mission of Emmaus House is to transition orphaned youth into independent living in Haiti.

Read more about the organization >>

How Your Participation Helps
You are stepping in to build a home to give our youth a safe place to learn, grow, and belong while they make their transition to independence.

If all of us raise $50,000, we can build a home for our boys.

If your team raises $5,000 it could pay for all the wiring or for the appliances and furniture for the home.

If you raise $500, it could pay for 50 days of employment for a Haitian laborer to provide for their family!

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.