ABOUT HIKE FOR PARKS CAMPAIGN
Join us as we “Hike for Parks”! Between July 27th and September 7th, we're asking our community to get outside and walk/run/hike/just get active to help us reach a goal of 1,500 collective miles spread over at least 150 hikers! The $35 participation fee will go towards funding for our wonderful local state parks!
 
Due to Covid-19, the majority of our critical fundraising events have had to be canceled leaving us with a huge financial deficit. Our foundation directly funds our local state parks, and with tourism UP from last year, it means our parks are being overused and underfunded! Help us keep our parks safe, clean, operating, and open!

FITNESS GOAL
COMPLETED: 220 miles
TARGET: 1,500 miles
FUNDRAISING GOAL
RAISED: $ 915
TARGET: $ 5,000
HOW IT WORKS?
Register for the campaign and set your fitness & fundraising targets.
Share your story and raise funds & awareness.
Track workouts anywhere & anytime and complete goal.
ABOUT THE ORGANIZATION
SIERRA STATE PARKS FOUNDATION
The Sierra State Parks Foundation believes that the Lake Tahoe-Donner area California State Parks are unique treasures worthy of our support.

We fund projects and educational programs that connect visitors with our rich cultural heritage and natural resources.

Because of our work and advocacy, our parks will continue to be places of inspiration and education for generations to come.

Read more about the organization >>

How Your Participation Helps
The California State Parks have a budget gap and it is the partnership with Sierra State Parks Foundation that keeps the Lake-Tahoe CA State Parks funded and running!

Funds will be kept locally and applied to priority projects to keep our parks safe, clean, operating, and open!
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 (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.