ABOUT WALK FOR WELLNESS JOURNEY 2024 CAMPAIGN
 
 
Please join us for the 4th annual Hour Generation Foundation (HGF) Virtual Walk for Wellness Journey, May 1 – May 31. This is an opportunity to move for something that matters–whether it’s for mental health, physical wellness, self- love, or in memory of a loved one. May is mental health awareness month. We are challenging you to walk or run 25 miles or 52,800 steps in one month. This will require spending more time being intentional about you. This is a challenge, so once you pass those 25 miles, you will be pushed by your teammates and coworkers to keep moving. You can reset your goal at any time. Last year’s winner walked 353 miles!
 
Wellness is defined as the act of practicing healthy habits on a daily basis to attain better physical and mental health outcomes, so that instead of surviving you are thriving. There are four dimensions of wellness; Spiritual, Emotional, Physical, and Social. This challenge allows all four of these dimensions.
 
As you participate in this virtual walk/run, you can choose your own course to walk, run, and/or bike, in your community. You can also create your own custom fundraising page and share your personal link on social media! Participants will earn additional points throughout the 30 days for logging in their daily wellness activities. Watch yourself, your team and all participants move on our map and leaderboards towards our collective goals. Cheer on your fellow racers!! Brag about your streaks or longest runs!
 
How do I get started and participate?
Participate in the HGF Walk for Wellness by following these 3 simple steps!
 
STEP 1
REGISTER for the campaign and join or start a team at charityfootprints.com/hourgenerationwellness/Registration is $30 to participate or $50 with a t-shirt.
 
 
Choose your team from one of the many teams or create a team. Once registered, set up your fundraising page with your custom personal fitness and fundraising goals. This challenge will not only encourage you to engage in physical fitness activities, but also practice healthy wellness habits!
 
STEP 2
TRACK your steps, miles, and activities the entire month of May! Any kind of exercise and physical activity counts! Check out the activity conversion chart included.
 
There are four ways to track your progress:
• Download the free Charity Footprints App
• Sync your fitness device (Fitbit, Apple Watch, Garmin, Google Fit, Misfit, Strava) or use the health app on your iPhone
• Manually enter your miles on your event page
• Manually enter your activity points (refer to conversion charts)
 
STEP 3
SHARE your personal fundraising page with your network! Invite your family, friends, and colleagues to join you by participating on your team or make a contribution on your fundraising page to help you reach your goals.
 
Awards: We will award the top three individual participants and the top three teams that accumulate the most overall footprints, the most steps, and the most activities during the 30-day challenge. In addition, we will award the individual with the most scrapbook pic posts.
 
 
 
 
 
 
Campaign Engagement
This campaign offers numerous ways to get involved and earn points! Whether you’re posting in the scrapbook, leaving comments, chatting with others, or sending invitation emails, every action counts. Refer to the CAMPAIGN ENGAGEMENT POINTS CHART below to see how each activity earns points and start participating now to boost your score.
OUR COMMUNITY
ACTIVITY GOAL
COMPLETED: 1,188,675 points
TARGET: 600,000 points
FITNESS GOAL
COMPLETED: 35,589,980 steps
TARGET: 10,000,000 steps
FUNDRAISING GOAL
RAISED: $ 24,602
TARGET: $ 25,000
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
HOUR GENERATION FOUNDATION
The Hour Generation Foundation (HGF) is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization committed to empowering youth in underserved communities to explore their talents by providing them information, resources, and extracurricular programs and services to maximize their potential and realize their special gifts to attain success in life.

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HOW YOUR PARTICIPATION HELPS
Every dollar raised will directly support Hour Generation Foundation’s mentoring programs for youth ages 10-18. These programs focus on education, tutoring, mental health, and supporting parent education to create stronger communities. Please join us the month of May as we come together – virtually –to support youth programs.
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.