Help us #WalkHome for Paterson Habitat for Humanity. Pick your activity, set your distance, tie up your laces, and get sponsored for every mile you cover. Everyone deserves a decent place to live so every step counts.
Invite your family, friends, colleagues, to follow your #WalkHome challenge and help you raise funds for Paterson Habitat for Humanity. So wherever you are, go the extra mile, signup and #WalkHome with Paterson Habitat. This summer, all roads lead HOME.
Register as an individual, create your own team or join a team from anywhere in the world and watch as all of our steps, miles, and pledges add up while simultaneously achieving your fitness and wellness goals. Any kind of exercise and physical activity counts!
Our virtual fitness challenge is 5 weeks long. During that time, you and your team members will set a goal for the number of steps you would like to complete and how much your team would like to fundraise. You will have your own fundraiser page with a link to send to friends to encourage them to donate to your team's efforts. Registration is $25 per person or $75 for families of 3 or more.
Sponsorship opportunities are availabe. To participate as a sponsor, click here. For more information on sponsorships, contact walkhome@patersonhabitat.org.
COMPLETED: 16,835,219 steps
TARGET: 15,000,000 steps
RAISED: $ 47,220
TARGET: $ 75,000
You must go on adventures to find out where you truly belong. ~ Sue Fitzmaurice
Come join us and leave your footprints across Passaic County!
Register for the campaign and set your fitness & fundraising targets.
Share your story and raise funds & awareness.
Track workouts anywhere & anytime and complete goal.
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How Your Participation Helps
Paterson Habitat for Humanity is virtually building hope with homes and you can help.

Virtual opportunities are a great way to stay involved and make a difference in the community. Paterson Habitat is excited to announce their latest virtual opportunity: #WalkHome

While participating in #WalkHome you can virtually support Paterson Habitat’s home building operations and their homeowner families remotely. #WalkHome, in partnership with Charity Footprint, is a 6-week virtual wellness and fitness challenge. Participants can join together as a team or engage as individuals. You can set fitness and fundraising goals as well as track your progress and challenge your friends, family and colleagues. All activities count toward your goal!
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.