Every Step of the Way

Victims of domestic and sexual violence often feel isolated in their despair. At Starting Point, we make sure that victims know that they are not alone and that we will be there for them every step of the way, from intervention to healing, even during a pandemic.

Advocates are experiencing and responding to the additional stress that COVID -19 is causing in the lives of victims and survivors and we expect that the numbers of disclosure will continue to rise for some time to come.

Starting Point has abided by the CDC recommendations and canceled or postponed all our in-person awareness and fundraising gatherings. But, together, alone, we can still make a difference in the lives of victims and their children.

YOU too can be there for victims, Every Step of the Way!

Here’s how:

STEP 1 - Register at www.charityfootprints.com/startingpoint to participate. Registration fees start at just $10.

STEP 2 - Set a fundraising and fitness goal that you hope to achieve from June 8 through June 26, 2020.

Fitness goals can be of your choosing -run, walk, bike, hop - whatever works for you!

1- Sync your fitness device (FitBit, Apple Watch, Google Fit, Garmin, Misfit, Strava)
2- Download the free Charity Footprints app to track your progress
3- Manually enter your steps on your event page. (Activities can be converted into steps with our nifty conversion chart below.)

Then tell everyone you know about your participation and get them to join you. If you’re going to be active outdoors you can download a pdf of our “race bib” to wear! We also have yard signs for pick up or you can make one of your own to create awareness. Just make sure bibs and signs can be read from a safe social distance!

STEP 3 - Share your amazing achievements and your commitment to victims by posting lots of pictures. Make it flashy and you just might win the best “Bling-it-up” prize! Tag us @startingpointnh and don’t forget to add the hashtags #StartingPointNH #EveryStepoftheWay #NoMore. If you don’t have social media simply send your pictures to community@startingpointnh.org and we’ll post them for you.

STEP 4 - Collect your donations on your own personal fundraising page (set up at time of registration) and then bask in the knowledge that you have made a difference in the lives of victims and their children.

Prizes of $100 to first place will be awarded, along with social media bragging rights to the top 3 in the following categories:

#ChangeMaker (highest fundraiser)

#GoingtheDistance (most steps)

#BlingitUp (flashiest campaign)
COMPLETED: 1,317 miles
TARGET: 10,000 miles
RAISED: $ 1,860
TARGET: $ 15,000
Register for the campaign and set your fitness & fundraising targets.
Share your story and raise funds & awareness.
Track workouts anywhere & anytime and complete goal.
Starting Point: Services for Victims of Domestic & Sexual Violence is a non-profit organization dedicated to:

*Ensuring quality services are provided to victims of relationship violence and sexual abuse;
*Preventing future relationship violence;
*Promoting social change ; and
*Encouraging accountability and education for perpetrators and stalkers.

Read more about the organization >>

Most importantly monies raised will help Starting Point provide critical intervention on our hotline and through our court and hospital advocacy as well as essentials to victims who have fled their homes from danger with little more than the clothes on their backs.

$25 Provides a tank of gas – helping a victim escape a violent situation

$50 Provides emergency food for a family entering shelter

$75 Provides court advocacy for 1-2 victims

$100 Provides housing for 1 family for 1 day

$125 Runs a support group for 5 survivors for one evening

$250 Provides prevention education on dating violence to 70 students in schools

$500 Operates our 24/7 crisis line for one month

$1000 Trains 50 volunteers to work with victims
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.