“Follow the Sign” is a concept created by a team of Deaf and Hard of Hearing members to represent the language and cultural diversity. We are dedicated to raise funds toward the betterment of D/HH lives. Follow the Sign Campaign is to raise awareness about the uniqueness of sign language, communication, and accessibility.
This is a virtual run, hike, walk race where everyone can interact safely far or near while promoting and bringing awareness to the deaf and hard of hearing community. Put on your “e-running shoes”, join us and follow the sign to celebrate National Deaf Awareness Week!
Follow the Sign is a virtual race where you can choose to run, hike, or walk at your own pace from any corner of the country! September 19th-25th, 2021is National Deaf Awareness Week, so put on your “e-running shoes” and join us to celebrate!
Registered participants will receive a t-shirt and a medal designed by a Deaf artist - Juan R. Estrella from Florida. Don’t forget to check out our Virtual Scrapbook page to see other participants that share the same dedication!
Donated funds will be given back to the D/HH community supporting low-income consumers, helping them achieve their goals toward better living and independence. Additionally, raised funds will sponsor D/HH children from low-income families to enroll in our Camp Juliena, which is a week-long summer residence where they can engage in various, signed camp activities. For more information about our other extracurricular activities/events or to donate, visit www.gcdhh.org.
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.
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.
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