ABOUT HELP BUILD CARTIE CAMPAIGN

 

This November and December, get moving and help us #GetTheMuseumMobile! Every step you take (be it on a run, walk, swim, bike, yoga mat, or in any fitness class) helps make the art museum experience mobile for Connecticut’s 109,068 K-2 students.

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About cARTie Campaign

We know the early years of elementary school lay and solidify the foundation for students' futures. Studies show that positive and prolonged early museum-based learning holds potential to nurture critical and creative thinkers who may be more motivated to engage with the arts and inspire social change in their communities. Unfortunately, most students do not have access to these kinds of museum exposures. In an environment of social distancing, ever-shrinking school budgets, and high stakes testing, museum field trips are infeasible.

 

Meet cARTie

cARTie is Connecticut’s newest (and only!) 501(c)3 organization devoted to bringing positive and prolonged early museum experiences to Connecticut’s youth, thereby bridging inequities in education and arts access across the state. cARTie works by featuring art by self-motivated high school arts students in a mobile museum and sharing that art in highly participatory and interactive ways with K-2 schools from across the state, especially those that lack access to the arts.

 

Help us build cARTie

Our goal is to have cARTie on the road by the Fall of 2021. Of course, underlying cARTie’s plans of retrofitting a school bus to make the art museum experience mobile, are significant start-up expenses, totaling $38,850.

 

We have a lot of work to do and need your help to get moving and #GetTheMuseumMobile.

 

Participate today

Unlike a traditional walk/run/bike fundraising race, cARTie’s Virtual #GetTheMuseumMobile Race uses technology and takes social distancing into account; allowing you to participate on your own, with a friend, work mates or your whole family, showing your support whenever and wherever you are day or night; rain or shine; inside or outside. The choice is yours! Register today and get moving, knowing you are raising vital funds to #GetTheMuseumMobile.

 

You don't walk, run or bike to stay active? No problem. Maybe you golf, swim, spin, workout, dance, hike, row, box or even do house or yard work. That's great! The more you move, the more possible we make positive and prolonged early museum experiences for Connecticut’s 109,068 K-2 students.

 

Want to do more? Ask your friends and family to support you in cARTie’s Virtual #GetTheMuseumMobile Race by donating and pledging. The more funds you donate, raise, and have pledged (in addition to your registration donation), the more we #GetTheMuseumMobile!

 

Want to simply donate? You can do that too! Any amount at any time between now and December 13, 2020.

DONATE!

 

How to get started

Your participation and support to make the museum experience mobile for Connecticut youth couldn’t be easier…

 

Step 1 – Register

Register at the level of your choosing anytime now through December 13.

 

$30 – cARTie Race Campaigner

You’ll receive: Motivation to get moving and #GetTheMuseumMobile, in addition to an Exclusive cARTie Laptop Sticker

 

$50 – cARTie Race Cheerleader

You’ll receive the above plus: A Limited Edition Set of (6) Postcard Prints Featuring Original Art by cARTie’s 2020 Virtual Exhibition High School Artists

 

$75 – cARTie Race Champ

You’ll receive all the above plus: A Limited Edition Set of (4) cARTie Coasters Featuring Original Art by cARTie’s 2020 Virtual Exhibition High School Artists

 

$100 – cARTie Race Creator

You’ll receive all the above plus: An Original Work of Art made for you by a cARTie Board Member and a Space for Your Name Printed on the Bus Exterior

 

Step 2 – Join and Set Goals

Join or start a team to add to the fun and challenge others to some friendly competition. Set your own personal step goal and invite family, friends, co-workers, exercise buddies, etc. to participate and/or support you to raise much-needed funds and awareness. Each week, we will celebrate the “step” and fundraising leaders on social media (@CTcARTie)!

 

Step 3 – Plan Your Tracking

Set Up Your Device. 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 just use your health app on your iPhone.
  • Manually enter your miles on your event page (see step conversion chart below).

Step 4 – Get Moving To #GetTheMuseumMobile

Connect with your social network to help raise awareness and reach your fitness and fundraising goals. Share your progress regularly on social media to spread the word.

Make sure to tag cARTie (@CTcARTie) as you get moving and #GetTheMuseumMobile!

 

Get moving to #GetTheMuseumMobile and win awards

We’ll award the 3 most active individual participants and 2 most active teams.

 

1st PLACE INDIVIDUAL receives:

A Virtual Craft-Making Class for 3, plus 3 Craft-Making Care Package Kits

And a Space for Your Name Printed on the Bus Exterior

 

2nd PLACE INDIVIDUAL receives:

3 Craft-Making Care Package Kits

And a Space for Your Name Printed on the Bus Exterior

 

3rd PLACE INDIVIDUAL receives:

1 Craft-Making Care Package Kit

And a Space for Your Name Printed on the Bus Exterior

 

1st PLACE TEAM receives:

A Virtual Yoga & Meditation Class for your team led by our YTT200 cARTie Board Member, Clare Murray

And a Space for Your Team’s Name Printed on the Bus Exterior

 

2nd PLACE TEAM receives:

A Virtual Meditation Class for your team led by our YTT200 cARTie Board Member, Clare Murray

And a Space for Your Team’s Name Printed on the Bus Exterior

 

Our goal

You have from November 1 – December 13, 2020 to register, donate, set your fitness goal, and rack up those steps! Our collective goal is to raise $38,850 or more and reach a total of 5,000 miles/10,000,000 steps or more!

 
FITNESS GOAL
COMPLETED: 2,416,049 steps
TARGET: 10,000,000 steps
FUNDRAISING GOAL
RAISED: $ 5,120
TARGET: $ 38,850
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
CARTIE
cARTie strives to confront inequities in education and arts access across Connecticut through its mobile art gallery that connects early and advanced critical thinkers at the juncture of the effect and affect of the visual arts.

Read more about the organization >>

How Your Participation Helps
Donations to cARTie provide significant start-up support, that go toward the purchase ($10,000) and conversion ($14,964) of a used school bus, as well as costs associated with an insurance plan ($6,000), storage facility ($2,136), and other miscellaneous marketing materials ($5,750), all to total $38,850."
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.

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.