ABOUT JRS MILES 4 REFUGEES CAMPAIGN
Walk, run, cycle, or move in the way that works for you to reach 50 miles by November 14 - JRS Day and JRS’s 41st Anniversary!
 
This 30-day challenge to reach 50 miles per individual will assist JRS in raising awareness for refugees and of our work to accompany, serve, and advocate on behalf of refugees and other forcibly displaced persons. As a collective whole, our goal is to reach 20,000 miles by JRS Day. Join us!
 
During the challenge we’ll bring the stories of refugees to your inbox and ask that you walk with them as you physically walk 50 miles in solidarity. Then, share your experience with your network and community.
 
 
 
Need help converting your activity into miles? Use this handy chart!
 
FITNESS GOAL
COMPLETED: 0 miles
TARGET: 20,000 miles
FUNDRAISING GOAL
RAISED: $ 3,090
TARGET: $ 20,000
You must go on adventures to find out where you truly belong. ~ Sue Fitzmaurice
Come join us and leave your footprints around the USA!
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
JESUIT REFUGEE SERVICE USA
JRS seeks to accompany, serve, and advocate the cause of refugees and other forcibly displaced people, that they may heal, learn, and determine their own future.

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How Your Participation Helps
A goal of $41 for your personal fundraiser could equip children with school supplies for a year or provide transportation for women to safely attend job training, you could make a lasting impact. With the funds you raise, JRS will be able to continue working side by side with refugees, providing them with essential services to help them heal, learn, and determine their own future. JRS will be able to send more children to school, help refugees build their job skills, and provide psychosocial support to families.
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?

This campaign is free to participate in.

However, we encourage you to donate optional/suggested amount during registration or you can always donate any amount on your fundraising page after the registration.

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.