The Adoption Center is turning 50 and kicking off the celebrations with a virtual race! Join us in a collective effort to walk, run, hike, swim, bike, dance, and get moving to bring awareness and funding for thousands of children in foster care ready to find their forever families.
Because of supporters like you, the Center is as committed as ever to fulfill our mission of creating permanent environments for children in foster care. Our programs have helped to create more than 25,000 families, and we are just getting started! Starting on May 22nd, participants can join from anywhere in the world and help us reach our goal of 50,000 miles for 50 years!
STEP 1. REGISTER as an individual, create your own team, or join a team, and watch as all our steps, miles, and pledges add up while simultaneously raising money for children in foster care. Any kind of exercise and physical activity counts!
Registration:$25/participant (proceeds go toward your overall fundraising goal) - note: free entries for sponsors!
STEP 2. SET your mileage and fundraising goal you hope to achieve by June 26th, 2021. You can change these goals at any time under "Edit Fundraiser" located in the drop-down menu.
STEP 3. TRACK your steps/miles. You have from May 22nd through June 26th to rack up your miles.
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 personal fundraising page with friends and family to help encourage donations to help you hit your fundraising goals.
All participants will receive the following:
-Branded t-shirts for every participant.
-Entry into raffle drawings (the more you move, the more chances to win!)
-A thank you swag bag at the end of the race.
100% of all donations support programs and services of the Adoption Center
$40 provides a back pack and school supplies for one youth.
$75 provides emergency services for one youth in need of-food, clothing, home essentials.
$150 features one child ready for adoption on KYW and in the Philadelphia Inquirer and Tribune.
$250 features one child ready for adoption on Wednesday’s Child.
$500 provides one prospective adoptive family Adoption Center support for a year.
$1000 provides a child access to all our programs for one year.
$2500 sponsors a virtual Match Event.
COMPLETED: 592 miles
TARGET: 50,000 miles
RAISED: $ 10,810
TARGET: $ 25,000
Register for the campaign and set your fitness & fundraising targets.
Share your story and raise funds & awareness.
Track workouts anywhere & anytime and complete goal.
The Adoption Center creates permanent environments for children in foster care through public awareness, advocacy and family finding.

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How Your Participation Helps
All funds raised will be used to support the services and programs of the Adoption Center.
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.