ABOUT COMFORT CREW FUN RUN CAMPAIGN

April is Month of the Military Child and we invite you to participate in our first ever Comfort Crew Fun Run! Since 2001, more than 2,000,000 children have had a parent deployed at least once. Whether you are an experienced runner or just trying to be more active, we hope you'll join us during the month of April to reach a collective total of 2,000,000 steps to support military kids.

 
 

The challenge kicks off April 1, 2021 and ends on April 30, 2021. How many steps can you get in the month of April? Participants can set a distance goal of 1 mile, 5K, 10K, or any distance you'd like. Other than the registration fee, fundraising is not required, but always appreciated. In addition to receiving a water bottle as your participation gift, there will be prizes for our winners. Anyone who raises over $100 will be entered into a raffle featuring great prizes. There will also be raffle prizes for social media posts during the month of April because we want to see your journey! We encourage families to register and use this time to connect as you train and progress together.

 
 

At Comfort Crew for Military Kids, we deliver proven resources to help military kids and their families connect and build resiliency in the face of extraordinary challenges: deployments, reintegration, moving, injury, and loss.

 
 

To date, Comfort Crew has impacted over 1 Million military family members, provided over 1,000 school assemblies, delivered over 350,000 Comfort Kits, engaged over 5,000 volunteers, and served U.S. Military Kids in 50 states and 16 countries.

 
 

We are so excited for you to join us to support military kids and their families!

 

 

 

FITNESS GOAL
COMPLETED: 6,357,399 steps
TARGET: 2,000,000 steps
FUNDRAISING GOAL
RAISED: $ 8,415
TARGET: $ 10,000
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
THE COMFORT CREW FOR MILITARY KIDS
The Comfort Crew for Military Kids delivers proven resources to help military kids and their family connect and build resiliency in the face of extraordinary challenges.

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How Your Participation Helps
Comfort Crew receives requests for our programs and resources every day. We are working to meet every request and need your help in order to continue supporting military families dealing with deployment, reintegration, injury, or loss.
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.