ABOUT STRIDES FOR SUSTAINABILITY CAMPAIGN
Ready for Summer? Us too!
 
In partnership with SELF, rural Honduran leaders are making strides in their communities every day.
 
Since 2017, together we continue to succeed in building water projects, planting trees, establishing microenterprises and gaining valuable education, working towards self-sustaining leadership.
 
You can make their strides go further!
 
Join us during the month of July for an all new SELF event, Strides for Sustainability. Strides is a month-long initiative that promotes community, global citizenship and movement with a purpose.
 
What's our goal?
 
We know that the impact of one person multiplied can move us forward together. From July 1 - July 31, we would like our combined strides to total 3 million strides, enough to circle the perimeter of Honduras!
 
Who can participate?
 
Anyone! Individuals or groups are encouraged. We would love for community groups to participate together! This event is similar to a step challenge or move goal - but with even more ways to participate!
 
What is a stride?
 
A stride can be almost anything! Any activity that gets you moving counts toward our stride goal. Examples of strides include…
  • Running
  • Walking
  • Swimming
  • Skiing
  • Horseback riding
  • Yoga
  • Biking
  • Kayaking
  • Hiking
 
If you aren’t able to move, you can still be a part of our global community by donating towards our goal. However you take strides in your own life will help us in supporting Honduran communities!
 
Why should you sign up?
 
As a global citizen, your strides make a deep and lasting impact in the lives of Honduran families. Help others while you enjoy time being active, spending time with your outdoor community. Join by yourself or as a team and help us stride towards sustainability in Honduras!
 
How does it work?
 
Step 1: REGISTER now! Set your own fitness and fundraising goals. $20 to participate in the race OR $35 to participate AND receive a race T-shirt
 
 
Step 2: RECRUIT friends and family from anywhere around the world to stride alongside you as part of a team or sponsor your efforts.
 
Step 3: TRACK your strides during the entire month of July. Download the Charity Footprints app or log in from your computer. You have the option to link to your wearable device or manually log your own strides.
 
Step 4: SHARE your fundraising page with others so they can support you through donations. Post your page link on social media or send via text or email to friends and family. Remember to use our hashtags: #SELFStrides #SiempreAdelante #MovingForwardTogether Each week we will be sharing our collective progress and amount raised!
 
Villagers in Villa Nueva Need their Community Hall!
 
 
 
Need help converting your activity to strides? Use this handy chart!
FITNESS GOAL
COMPLETED: 11,717,920 steps
TARGET: 2,908,000 steps
FUNDRAISING GOAL
RAISED: $ 4,620
TARGET: $ 5,000
You must go on adventures to find out where you truly belong. ~ Sue Fitzmaurice
Come join us and leave your footprints around Honduras!
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
SUSTAINABLE EMPOWERMENT LEADERSHIP FOUNDATION SELF
Through an empowering collaboration we community members, we strive to develop sustainable initiatives for local challenges.

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How Your Participation Helps
SELF with works community leaders in rural Honduras, but unfortunately, as of right now, none of these leaders have a physical place to meet other than a school when students aren’t there or outside under a tree.

Your Strides for Sustainability will raise funds towards our new Community Hall project. Give these champions of their communities a place to brainstorm, organize and develop plans to sustainably support their future!
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.