We invite you to join a collective effort to walk, jog, hike, swim, bike, dance (etc.) the distance around the country of Bulgaria to bring awareness and funding for thousands of forgotten children living in orphanages.
Create your own team or join a team from anywhere in the world and watch as all of our steps, miles and pledges add up while simultaneously losing those pounds we gained during isolation. Any kind of exercise and physical activity counts!
This fitness campaign is 6 weeks long (Sep. 1-Oct.13). During that time, you and your team members will set a goal for the amount of miles you would like to complete and how much your team would like to fundraise. You will have your own fundraiser page with a link to send to friends to encourage them to donate to your team's efforts.
STEP 1: REGISTER and set up your account anytime between now and Sep. 30th. Once you register, you will have your own web page that will track your team’s combined distance and funds you raise together.
Registration: $30/participant (proceeds go toward your overall fundraising goal)
STEP 2: RECRUIT team members from anywhere in the world to join you. Decide together on your goals for distance and fundraising.
STEP 3: TRACK your steps/miles from Sep. 1st - Oct. 13th.
There are three ways to track your progress:
--Download the free Charity Footprints App
--Sync your fitness device (Fitbit, Apple Watch, Garmin, Google Fit, Misfit, Strava) or use the health app on your iphone
--Manually enter your miles on your event page
STEP 4: SHARE your team fundraising page with others so they can support you through donations. Post the link to your web page on social media or send it in a text to friends and family.
There will be prizes for the two teams that:
1. Raise the most funds
2. Accumulate the most miles
We will have teams in the USA, Bulgaria, and anywhere in the world. This is such a fun way for all of us to get fit while combining our efforts to help Bulgaria's orphans!
Track workouts anywhere & anytime and complete goal.
ABOUT THE ORGANIZATION
ONE HEART BULGARIA
One Heart Bulgaria helps over 25 orphanages, 1 children's hospital, and 1 maternity clinic. We provide for the children’s basic and medical needs. We also support their emotional needs through special programs and work to reduce the rate of child abandonment and sex trafficking. Our long-term goal is to assist in the closing down of Bulgaria’s orphanage system.
Funds raised will help provide for the medical needs of orphaned children with cerebral palsy. They will also go towards prenatal care for pregnant teenage girls who are at risk for abandoning their babies. Some teenage girls, as young as 11 years old, became pregnant due to sex trafficking and need significant support, physically and emotionally.
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.
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.
CHARITY FOOTPRINTS, INC.
We're committed to making this world healthy, generous & happy by promoting fitness and encouraging charitable giving.