ABOUT ASSOCIA CARES - VA CAMPAIGN
In these uncertain times, Associa Cares relief is needed more than ever. Your support for our event means that families impacted by the current pandemic or other manmade and natural disasters can get the assistance they need.
 
Due to public gathering limitations, we are going virtual with our annual Associa Cares fundraising campaign. The idea is simple, we want to raise as much money for Associa Cares as possible while also offering the benefit of getting fit and healthy.
 
During the month of October, we invite our employees, business partners and anyone that wants to get fit for a good cause to compete as teams to see who can raise the most money for Associa Cares and participate in fun fitness challenges.
 
Walk, run, bike, dance and move toward your health and fitness goals, while raising money for a great cause! The team and individuals that log the most fitness activity and/or raise the most money for Associa Cares will be rewarded for their efforts. Below are the categories of competition;
 
• Top Team-Fundraising
 
• Top Team- Fitness Activity
 
• Top Individual- Fundraiser
 
• Top Individual- Fitness Activity
 
• Top Vendor Team-Fitness Activity
 
• Top Vendor Team-Fundraising
 
You don’t have to participate in the fitness aspect of our event to make a meaningful contribution to our fundraising campaign. Please make a donation or sponsor a friend's activity in our fitness and fundraising challenge!
 
FITNESS GOAL
COMPLETED: 4,343 miles
TARGET: 5,000 miles
FUNDRAISING GOAL
RAISED: $ 10,320
TARGET: $ 20,000
You must go on adventures to find out where you truly belong. ~ Sue Fitzmaurice
Come join us and leave your footprints all around the US
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
ASSOCIA CARES, INC.
The mission of Associa Cares, Inc. is to assist families and communities in crisis as a result of natural and man-made disasters.

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How Your Participation Helps
Associa Cares is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization created by Associa in 2006 to assist families and communities in crisis as a result of natural and man-made disasters. Funded solely by the donations of Associa employees and the generosity of concerned citizens, Associa Cares seeks to provide needed goods and services to families impacted by these tragedies.

Associa Cares is staffed and led by Associa employees. Our funds are raised through voluntary donations by our employees, events hosted by Associa branches, and by donations of business partners.

At both the local and national levels, the Associa Cares team works to:

Assist in fundraising efforts
Identify communities in need
Administer charitable resources where needed
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?

This campaign is free to participate in.

However, we encourage you to donate optional/suggested amount during registration or you can always donate any amount on your fundraising page after the registration.

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.