ABOUT FOSTER HOPE VIRTUAL FITNESS CHALLENGE CAMPAIGN
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Please join us in honor of National Foster Care Month for the FOSTER HOPE VIRTUAL FITNESS CHALLENGE to benefit The Foster Care Council. This is an engaging fitness & fundraising opportunity for participants to Get Fit & Give Back! It is a unique, virtual fitness challenge that anyone can participate in from anywhere, anytime starting now through the month of May. You can link your Apple Watch or Fitbit, or you can login and record your steps. You get to choose the type of activity you prefer...run, walk, bike, hike, or take the stairs...it's up to you! We challenge you to team up with your friends, family, and co-workers to move every day from now through the month of May! Prizes will be awarded for the Highest Fundraiser and the Most Steps. Any participant that raises $100 or more will receive a t-shirt. This is your mission, should you choose to accept it! All we need are your steps and commitment to support this fundraising challenge!
The funds raised will be used to provide individualized tutoring, clothing and shoes, summer camps, and other enrichment activities for Kentucky foster children that have been removed from their homes due to abuse, abandonment, or neglect. As we are all experiencing the economic trauma of the covid-19 outbreak, we feel it is our duty to help foster families with any immediate needs they may have that the state does not cover. We will be diligently working with placement agencies, case workers and foster parents to identify and meet these needs. Join us for this challenge and YOU can help make a difference in these children's lives by "Moving everyday from now through the month of May!!"
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
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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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