Bring smiles to the faces of students across the country by participating in Pets in the Classroom’s Virtual Wellness Challenge! Join us as we walk, jog, run, and bike our way to raising awareness and funds for the Pets in the Classroom grant program – a program that provides grants to teachers to purchase and maintain classroom pets – an experience that not only brings smiles but also shapes the lives of students for years to come!
COMPLETED: 194 miles
TARGET: 5,000 miles
RAISED: $ 495
TARGET: $ 50,000
You must go on adventures to find out where you truly belong. ~ Sue Fitzmaurice
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To enhance students' educational and personal development through interaction with pets in their classroom.

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Have you heard about the Miles for Smiles fundraiser to support Pets in the Classroom?

Over the next 8-weeks, I am aiming to raise $50. But I can’t do it without your help!

Pets in the Classroom is a cause close to my heart because of the benefits classroom provide to students socio-behavioral development and the positive academic outcomes they support. Not only does the Pets in the Classroom program provide pets, habitats, and all the materials necessary to support classroom pets, but it also provides educational materials and financial assistance to teachers!

Will you consider contributing to my campaign? A gift of even $20 will go really far to achieving my personal goal of $50. If you aren’t able to give at that level, any donation will help! Miles for Smiles goal is to raise $50,000, so if you’re able to donate beyond my personal goal, I would really appreciate it. Your gift will go a long way!

Thank you in advance for supporting my efforts! I wouldn’t do this without generous friends and family like you.

P.S. The Miles for Smiles event closes on August 18, 2022. If you’d like to participate, please register at www.charityfootprints.com/petsintheclassroom. If you’d like to learn more about the Pets in the Classroom grant program, please visit www.petsintheclassroom.org.
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 #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.

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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.