ABOUT FOOTSTEPS FOR HOOFPRINTS 2022 CAMPAIGN

Welcome to the 2nd Annual FOOTSTEPS FOR HOOFPRINTS 30-day, GET FIT, GIVE BACK virtual STEP CHALLENGE and FUNDRAISING event hosted by GLORY BOUND RESCUE RANCH, that encourages participants to exercise and get outdoors!

 
 

Glory Bound Rescue Ranch is an animal sanctuary that is home to approximately 40 rescued horses, most of which have been rescued from the kill-pen. It costs approximately $5,000 annually to care for one horse. Our goal is to raise $15,000 and take 15,000,000 steps collectively over 30 days!! If we reach our goal, the funds raised will cover all costs for 3 of our rescued horses for an entire year!

Registration for the GET FIT, GIVE BACK STEP CHALLENGE OPENS SEPTEMBER 25th. The Challenge starts September 29th and runs through October 29th. Participants can register anytime during the challenge!

 

Taking "Footsteps for Hoofprints” couldn’t be easier! Just follow these simple steps.

 

Join the challenge now!

  • Step 1: Sign up and create a personal fitness goal.
  • Step 2: Invite your friends, family, and colleagues to sign up. It's virtual, so they can walk whether they live across the street or across the country.
  • Step 3: Download the Charity Footprints APP and sync your fitness tracker (see How It Works below). Track your steps and finish the challenge in 30 Days. Walking the dog? Ride your horse? Taking the stairs at work? Using a treadmill at the gym? Every step counts. No fitness tracker, no problem, you can manually enter your steps daily. On average, there are about 2,000 steps per mile.
  • Step 4: Will you go the extra mile to support a kill-pen horse? Your registration gives you access to a personal fundraising page, so your supporters can cheer you on from the sidelines. However, this is strictly optional. Why not gather your supporters and form a team? See who can log the most miles.
 
 
 
In-Person Celebration! All participants, donors, and their families are welcome!
Join us at The Glory Bound Petting Zoo located at Stade Farms & Market for a finish line Celebration.

October 29th at 10:00AM

Stade Farms & Market

3709 Miller Road, McHenry, IL 60051

www.stadesfarmandmarket.com

One celebration attendee, chosen at random, will win tickets for a family of four to stay for the day at Stade Farms to enjoy all they have to offer courtesy of Glory Bound Rescue Ranch

 

Do you need more incentive?

Most Steps Taken by an Individual-$250.00 Visa Card
 

Most Funds Raised by an Individual -Deluxe Rolling Cooler complete with Picnic Accessories and filled with goodies -$200.00 value

Most Steps taken by a Team- Glory Bound Rescue Ranch T-Shirt for Each Team Member

 
Thank you to the Following Companies for your support
 
 
FITNESS GOAL
COMPLETED: 141,954 steps
TARGET: 15,000,000 steps
FUNDRAISING GOAL
RAISED: $ 2,881
TARGET: $ 15,000
You must go on adventures to find out where you truly belong. ~ Sue Fitzmaurice
Come join us and leave your footprints as hoofprints around the horseshoe!
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
GLORY BOUND RESCUE RANCH
RESCUE, REHABILITATE, AND RENEW the lives of animals who need to find new loving homes or live out their best years in our care.

We depend on community involvement and support to help us continue our mission.

Rescue them all one by one until there are none!

Read more about the organization >>

HOW YOUR PARTICIPATION HELPS
All proceeds from this event will help provide food, medical care, hoof care, rehabilitation, and resources for the horses who live on the farm.

It costs approximately $5,000. annually to care for one horse. Our goal is to raise $15,000 and take 15,000,000 steps collectively over 30 days!! If we reach our goal, the funds raised will cover all costs for one year for 3 of our resident rescued horses.
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.