ABOUT LONG WALK TO FAMILY CAMPAIGN
How far would you go for family?
Join us and be part of the 2021 Long Walk to Family in support of Oasis Haven!
 
About the Long Walk to Family
Oasis Haven is a registered Child and Youth Care Centre with two Family Homes in Johannesburg, South Africa, with capacity for 10 children in each home. But we are more than that – we are a big, loving, messy family made up of children, house parents, staff, volunteers, donors and the community. Like many families, we don't all live in the same town or even the same country. An essential part of our family is located in San Diego, United States of America. There are 16,573 km's (approx. 10,298 miles) between our two offices, and we want to invite you to join our long walk to family and help us bridge the distance between the two Oasis Haven offices!
 
Of course, it wouldn't be a big family get together without some friendly competition. So, the first country that reaches the halfway point will win the first Oasis Haven Long Walk to Family floating award. The individuals and teams who contribute the most distance and raise the most funds will each be recognized with a Long Walk to Family award. Upon completion, you will receive an electronic certificate and virtual badge.
 
So gather your family around (whatever your definition of family is), and join our family as we take a long walk in support of Oasis Haven!
 
HOW IT WORKS
 
STEP 1: REGISTER and set up your account between now and 31 August 2021. Once you register, you will have your own web page to track your team's combined distance and the funds you raise together.
 
Registration: $15 (approx. R200 - exchange rate dependent) per participant (proceeds go toward your overall fundraising goal).
 
STEP 2: SET UP YOUR DEVICE AND GET MOVING
Click here to set up your devices (Fitbit, Garmin, Apple Watch, Google Fit, Misfit, Strava), or download our iOS or Android apps.
 
STEP 3: GET FUNDRAISING
Share your story and raise funds and awareness. Get the most out of your experience by forming a team with family, friends, neighbours, or co-workers from anywhere in the world and compete with other teams. Decide together on your goals for distance and fundraising (we suggest aiming for some variation of the distance between our two offices for eg: 16,5/165 km or 10,2/102 miles and the same for your fundraising goals: aim to raise $165 or R2300.
 
STEP 4: GO!
Track workouts anywhere and anytime to complete your goals.
 
Don't want to walk or run but still want to give back to the campaign? That's okay.
 
Click our donation button to make a contribution!
 
 
HOW THIS WALK IS DIFFERENT
Unlike a traditional walk/run fundraising event, this virtual "race" uses technology and takes social distancing into account. Participants can choose when and where to walk or run, tracking their real-world steps on an integrated virtual map. Collectively, participants are challenged to walk 16,573 km to support the work of Oasis Haven and bring our families closer together.
FITNESS GOAL
COMPLETED: 1,665 miles
TARGET: 10,298 miles
FUNDRAISING GOAL
RAISED: $ 5,520
TARGET: $ 16,575
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
OASIS HAVEN
To break the cycle of vulnerable children by loving them as our own and working to provide family through adoption or in our Family Homes. We focus on quality care, education and therapy, rooted in faith.

Read more about the organization >>

How Your Participation Helps
The funds will be used to provide quality support, education and healthcare to the 20 children in the Oasis Haven Family Homes situated in Johannesburg, South Africa.
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.