ABOUT FIT FOR FOSTER CARE WELLNESS CHALLENGE CAMPAIGN
 
Are you looking for a step in a new direction? Then join us for TFI's Fit for Foster Care Challenge! This 30-day step challenge is a creative way to get moving and stay fit. At the same time, you’ll learn about and support TFI and the children we serve.
 
There are more than 400,000 children in foster care in the United States. They are placed in out of home care at no fault of their own. They are away from their friends, family and everything they know. You can help us bring them some joy! Show you care by joining the challenge and taking 400,000 steps (one for each child in care).
 
How does it work? You sign up to participate in the wellness challenge & then share it on your social media and with your friends and family. Then, you’ll try and encourage others to participate and to donate to your cause! All participants have a goal of taking 400,000 steps (one step for each U.S. child in foster care) and a fundraising goal of $200. You can link your fitness tracker to Charity Footprints so your activity will automatically be tracked, or you can login and track steps manually. We encourage you to download the Charity Footprints mobile app available on Google Play and the Apple Store.
 

Can I record other activities such as lifting weights, swimming, kayaking, or softball? Yes! Absolutely! Simply follow this link https://goodcalculators.com/activity-to-steps-converter/ and enter your activity as well as the amount of time you spent on that activity. This converter will give you a calculation in steps. Once you get your number of steps for said activity, you can manually enter you steps in the “Log Activity” button on the top right of your charity home page.

 

How much does it cost to join? Registration to participate in the challenge is $10.

 
Why should you participate? Getting active will help your health & overall well-being. All proceeds will help buy Christmas gifts for kids in foster care this Christmas. You get healthier & vulnerable kids will benefit! PLUS, top earners win prizes!
 
When is the challenge?
Registration: July 11-July 18
Challenge: July 18 – August 18
Don’t worry, if you miss the registration deadline, you can register at any time during the challenge!
 
And did we mention there are going to be PRIZES!! That’s right… get fit, raise money for kids AND compete to win prizes!
 
The top three fundraisers will win a shopping spree!
1st - $500 Amazon Gift Card
2nd - $300 Amazon Gift Card
3rd - $200 Amazon Gift Card
 
Let’s get moving and raise funds for the kids we serve! We appreciate you going above and beyond to ensure the kids needs are met.
 
 
FITNESS GOAL
COMPLETED: 5,282,400 steps
TARGET: 800,000,000 steps
FUNDRAISING GOAL
RAISED: $ 3,825
TARGET: $ 15,000
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
TFI FAMILY SERVICES INC.
Devoted to the Strength of Family

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HOW YOUR PARTICIPATION HELPS
TFI serves thousands of children in foster care every year. While in care their government waivers don't cover everything. Things like braces, prom dresses, sports equipment and Christmas gifts are not covered by government waivers. Help us support this vulnerable population! All the proceeds from this fundraiser will go directly towards purchasing them Christmas gifts this December.
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.