ABOUT SPRING FITNESS FOR HOPE CAMPAIGN

PROJECT HOPE BOSTON

Project Hope works in partnership with women and families in the Dorchester and Roxbury neighborhoods of Boston to help them move up and out of poverty. We do this by being a catalyst for change in the lives of families, developing and providing programs and family support solutions to alleviate poverty and homelessness, and lead to improved economic, social and health outcomes for the community.

 

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How it works:

Register as an individual, create your own team or join a team from anywhere in the world and watch as all 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 35 days long (March 22nd – April 26th 2021). During that time, you and your team members will set a goal for the amount of miles you would like to complete and a minimum of $1,000 per team. 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 March 22nd . Once you register, you will have your own web page that will track your team’s combined distance and funds you raise together.Registration: $25/participant (proceeds go toward your overall fundraising goal) - note: free entries for sponsors and teams.

 

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 March 22nd-April 26th 2021

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

Please use this step conversion chart below to calculate your steps/miles and log your activity!

*Note: 2,000 steps = 1 mile

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.

 

How Your Participation Helps

$50 Gives a grocery gift card to a family coping with food insecurity

$100 Helps cover a family’s utility bill next month

$150 Provides a new Chromebook for an adult education student

$350 Covers one mother’s childcare expenses a month

$500 Cleans and sanitizes our Family Shelter for two weeks

 

What you will get:

Branded t-shirts for every participant

Prizes for top fitness achievements

Prizes for top team and individual fundraisers

Free virtual Fitness + Health training sessions each week

Personal & Team fundraising page+ support

 

FITNESS GOAL
COMPLETED: 12,765,280 steps
TARGET: 30,000,000 steps
FUNDRAISING GOAL
RAISED: $ 64,493
TARGET: $ 75,000
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
PROJECT HOPE
Project Hope works in partnership with women and families in the Dorchester and Roxbury neighborhoods of Boston to help them move up and out of poverty. We do this by being a catalyst for change in the lives of families, developing and providing programs and family support solutions to alleviate poverty and homelessness, and lead to improved economic, social and health outcomes for the community.

Read more about the organization >>

How Your Participation Helps
$50 Gives a grocery gift card to a family coping with food insecurity
$100 Helps an unemployed mother cover a utility bill next month
$150 Provides a new Chromebook for an adult education student
$250 Helps with the heating bill for a family this winter
$350 Covers one mother’s childcare expenses this month
$500 Cleans and sanitizes our Family Shelter for two weeks
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.