This month-long event encourages getting outside and moving with your pets, family, and friends by walking, running, and/or biking - move in whatever way you like most! Activities are tracked online, so participants can be located anywhere in the world. This can be a fun and healthy competition with your staff, colleagues, family, and friends!
We had so much fun celebrating on the shelter's front lawn last year and we can't wait to party again with you soon! This year, we're planning free food & drinks, live music, face-painting, caricature drawings, custom trucker hats by Happy Hatters, art activities for the kids from Lawrence Arts Center, and so much more!
PS - PAW VALLEY SHIRTS AND BAGS WILL BE DISTRIBUTED AT THE CELEBRATION - if you want your bag shipped, click here to fill out a quick form!
Track workouts anywhere & anytime and complete goal.
ABOUT THE ORGANIZATION
Our mission is to nurture the human-animal bond by providing shelter, care, and advocacy for homeless and vulnerable animals, as well as resources for the pets and people in our community. We seek to be a national leader for medium-sized shelters, demonstrate how animal shelters can become an integral social service agency in a community, and create a future in which barriers don't exist in pet ownership.
All proceeds from this event help provide resources, care, medicine, vaccines, food, and advocacy to the animals who come through our doors.
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.
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.
CHARITY FOOTPRINTS, INC.
We're committed to making this world healthy, generous & happy by promoting fitness and encouraging charitable giving.
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