ABOUT SPRING FORWARD! FITNESS CHALLENGE CAMPAIGN
Our Purpose

Spring Forward! from April 5th through the 11th, 2021 will raise critical funds to provide tutoring, educational resources, and WiFi connectivity for the children at HousingPlus—who are most in need of additional support as remote learning persists. Now is your chance to get moving for a good cause to take a collective 5,000,000 steps and raise $30,000 to benefit young students at HousingPlus.

Our Plan

• Register and join a team.
• Set up your devices (Fitbit, Garmin, etc.) or download the Charity Footprints Apple or Android app. No fitness tracking device? No problem. You can enter all your activity manually on your personal leaderboard page.
• Beginning April 5th through April 11th, engage in your aerobic activity of choice to reach 10k steps a day, and share your personal fundraising page to raise $500 for HousingPlus!
• Share your progress regularly on social media by following and tagging @housingplucnyc and posting to spread awareness about the campaign.

The teams/individuals that come out on top will have the chance to win prizes as a thank you for your hard work and dedication.

• The top ten participants who raise the most money will win HousingPlus stainless steel water bottles
• The team with the most team spirit (post your favorite post-workout meals and tag us at @housingplusnyc) will win HousingPlus canvas tote bags
• The team with the highest average steps taken per team member wins HousingPlus cloth reusable face masks
FITNESS GOAL
COMPLETED: 7,981,589 steps
TARGET: 5,000,000 steps
FUNDRAISING GOAL
RAISED: $ 58,476
TARGET: $ 30,000
You must go on adventures to find out where you truly belong. ~ Sue Fitzmaurice
Come join us and leave your footprints by walking around the House!
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
HOUSING PLUS SOLUTIONS INC.
HousingPlus provides community-based housing and comprehensive services to New York City women in crisis, to support them in overcoming poverty, homelessness, and the effects of incarceration, and help them build stable lives.

Read more about the organization >>

How Your Participation Helps
The children living at HousingPlus have already faced numerous setbacks in their lives. Quality education is key to future opportunities and we launched responsive programming that bolsters academic success in the current and upcoming school years to open more doors for our young people, and ultimately lead to increased stability throughout their lives.
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.