ABOUT JOURNEY FOR THE LIVING CAMPAIGN
Walk, run, ride at least 15 miles in one month and raise money and awareness for Holocaust education.
 

TAKE THE JOURNEY TO SUPPORT HOLOCAUST EDUCATION!

Mark Schonwetter along with his mother and younger sister walked 15 miles to escape their hometown in Poland to go to a ghetto where they thought they would be safer. We invite you to take the journey and walk (run or ride) in Mark’s footsteps. Raise money for Holocaust education while bringing awareness to this important topic. Support the Mark Schonwetter Holocaust Education Foundation (MSHEF) and help provide grants to schools enabling them to teach the lessons learned from the past and how they relate to today.

 

Register and create a team to support your walk. Walk alone or create a community. Recruit family members, friends, co-workers, neighbors, etc. to participate and bring fitness to all while raising money and supporting a great cause at the same time!

 

With a minimum of a $50 donation get the Journey For The Living T-Shirt! #TakeTheJourney #JFTL2021
 
 
For more information on the foundation and the important work we do visit www.mshefoundation.org.
 
 
 
 
FITNESS GOAL
COMPLETED: 0 miles
TARGET: 15,000 miles
FUNDRAISING GOAL
RAISED: $ 29,121
TARGET: $ 40,000
You must go on adventures to find out where you truly belong. ~ Sue Fitzmaurice
Come join us and leave your footprints from Brzostek to Debica!
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
MARK SCHONWETTER HOLOCAUST EDUCATION FOUNDATION
Expand and support Holocaust Education for students by providing funds to enable educators to teach the lessons learned from the past and how they relate to today.
Our Vision is to inspire students to create a world where all people are treated equally and with kindness and respect.

Read more about the organization >>

How Your Participation Helps
Support the Mark Schonwetter Holocaust Education Foundation (MSHEF) and help provide grants to schools enabling them to teach the lessons learned from the past and how they relate to today.
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?

This campaign is free to participate in.

However, we encourage you to donate optional/suggested amount during registration or you can always donate any amount on your fundraising page after the registration.

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 #JFTL2021 challenge 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.