From July 14 through September 8, 2021, you can support Need in Deed’s Education Steps for Education Campaign by running, walking, biking, or swimming or by making a donation.
Our goal for the campaign is to engage 150 participants and raise $17,500.
To get started:
  • Register as a participant today.
  • Set your fundraising target (a good number might be $100).
  • Tell your friends, family and network about our campaign. Ask them to register as a participant or to make a contribution on your behalf.
  • Submit a matching gift request to your employer, if applicable.
  • Continue to do the things that you normally do to stay active, knowing you are raising vital funds to support Philadelphia students.
When you register, you can choose to join Team Cat or Team Dog. There’ll be fun, friendly rivalry between both teams throughout the campaign!
There will be prizes, sponsored by Athleta, for most funds raised and for most miles completed, so start stepping!
Together we can step into a better education for Philadelphia’s youth. #steps4edu
COMPLETED: 2,670 miles
TARGET: 10,500 miles
RAISED: $ 15,200
TARGET: $ 17,500
You must go on adventures to find out where you truly belong. ~ Sue Fitzmaurice
Come join us and leave your footprints around Philly!
Register for the campaign and set your fitness & fundraising targets.
Share your story and raise funds & awareness.
Track workouts anywhere & anytime and complete goal.
The purpose of Need in Deed is to transform the educational experience for students, teachers, and communities by embedding empathy, informed investigation, and civic action within public school classrooms.

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How Your Participation Helps
Funds raised from Need in Deed's Steps for Education Campaign will directly support Need in Deed programming.

* Provide teachers with intensive, high-quality training and one-on-one coaching and ongoing professional development
* Provide classroom materials, supplies, and age- and grade-appropriate resource materials for each classroom’s issue exploration and service project
* Maintain staff presence in the classrooms and coaching teachers to facilitate activities
* Coach community partner representatives (experts on students' chosen social issue) to prepare them to interact with students
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.