ABOUT SPRING FORWARD FLASH STEP CHALLENGE CAMPAIGN
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Our Purpose
 
Spring Forward Flash Step Challenge - May 7, 2022 will raise funds in celebration of the 55 new women and their families who will be moving into HousingPlus new development, Chestnut Commons.
 
Join HousingPlus Today by Accepting our Challenge - 1 Day, 10,000 Footprints, 55 New Homes
 
Our model is based on the “housing first” approach, through which we connect women and families to housing without preconditions and barriers to entry. We support our tenants through a host of services, including trauma and family counseling and on-site employment/education services.
 
One of our priorities in the years ahead is to increase our efforts to place clients in permanent housing. As part of this work, in 2022 HousingPlus opened 55 additional units for formerly homeless families and justice-involved women with children at Chestnut Commons in East New York. In the coming years, we are poised to nearly double our permanent housing portfolio to nearly 300 units through additional partnerships, which will enable us to reach even more women and families in need.
Now is your chance to get moving for a good cause to take a collective 10,000 steps and raise $50,000 to benefit HousingPlus.
 
Our Plan
 
  • Register and join a team.
  • Set up your devices (Fitbit, Garmin, etc.) or download the Charity Footprints Apple or Android app. No fitness tracking device? No problem. You can enter all your activity manually on your personal leaderboard page.
  • On May 7, 2022, engage in your aerobic activity of choice to reach 10k steps in a day, and share your personal fundraising page to raise $250 for HousingPlus!
  • Share your progress regularly on social media by following and tagging @housingplusnyc and posting to spread awareness about the campaign.
 
 
FITNESS GOAL
COMPLETED: 0 steps
TARGET: 10,000 steps
FUNDRAISING GOAL
RAISED: $ 0
TARGET: $ 50,000
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
HOUSINGPLUS
HousingPlus provides community-based housing and comprehensive services to New York City women in crisis, to support them in overcoming poverty, homelessness, and the effects of incarceration, and help them build stable lives.

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HOW YOUR PARTICIPATION HELPS
You support will allow HousingPlus to continue our commitment to opening doors for women to build a better future for themselves and their families. These 55 new homes will enable these women to have secure safe and stable housing, become self-sufficient, and build family stability.
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.