Help NJ LEEP fundraise so that we can continue to deliver high quality programs to 345 middle school, high school and college students!

The challenge kicks off December 1st, and ends on December 15th. There will be prizes for the team and individual with the most mileage and money raised. Additionally, if you complete either your distance goal or fundraising goal, you will be entered in a raffle featuring incredible prizes from Lululemon, Pure Barre Montclair, Hamilton Farm Golf Club, and more.

We are looking for members of our community to lead teams and recruit friends, colleagues, and family to participate to help raise money and awareness for NJ LEEP. This is a great team building activity, and corporate teams are welcome!

Challenge Details:
December 1-15
Overall goal is to raise $50K across all NJ LEEP teams
Each team should have 5-15 members
Individual entry fee is $100 to participate
Personal goals:
150,000 steps (10K a day. You can adjust if you want more or less)
$500 fundraised for NJ LEEP
You may join as an individual

Interested in volunteering? Go to https://www.njleep.org/communityevents
Questions? Contact Julia at jmiller@njleep.org or 908-967-3441
COMPLETED: 8,315,041 steps
TARGET: 10,000,000 steps
RAISED: $ 28,860
TARGET: $ 50,000
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NJ LEEP helps low-income and first-generation students gain admittance to competitive colleges across the country, and to be career-ready when they graduate.

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How Your Participation Helps
Here are some of the ways your donation helps our students gain the skills, learn the habits, and get the exposure they need to become leaders:

$5,000 - Underwrites our Saturday program for 1 cohort of 26 6th graders, helping them gain the skills to succeed in middle and high school

$2,500 - Provides a paid summer internship at NJ LEEP to one college student, where they receive training, instructional coaching, and the opportunity to serve as a role model to younger students

$1,000 - Helps freshmen transition to high school and develop social-emotional skills through our Life Skills course

$500 - Helps a high school junior improve their ACT score by approximately 3 points, increasing their chances of being accepted into their top-choice college

$250 - Covers the cost of a high school sophomore in our debate program, helping them build public speaking, writing, and critical thinking skills

$100 - Pays for a 1:1 visit between our Dean of Student & Family Affairs and one family
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.