The Child Rescue Coalition is a nonprofit organization that rescues children from sexual abuse by building technology for law enforcement, free of charge, to track, arrest and prosecute child predators.
The COVID-19 pandemic has created never before experienced societal challenges. Reports continue to show a surge in predators distributing Child Sexual Abuse Material (CSAM) online.
Predators are exploiting every opportunity they find. In many cases at home with their victims but also carrying out online grooming and exploitation, and therefore online child abuse is rapidly increasing at an alarming rate.
As the Child Rescue Coalition continues to experience increased need, together, we need to #JointheFight against these predators. At the Child Rescue Coalition we are continually developing our core technology to stop these online predators. Separately, we have created educational tools and resources to help us help you aid prevention of these awful crimes against innocent children. Ultimately, we need more help. We are asking YOU for your support and help to protect these innocent children.
Come together and help us fundraise as one Global Team.
We have created an opportunity to be active, healthy, and make a difference by raising funds to protect children.
The Child Rescue Coalition invites YOU to STEP OUT and #JoinTheFight for Kids.
This fundraiser will take part over the entire month of October with the grand finale being on the night of Halloween. This is a perfect opportunity for you to step out with your family and friends and collect those final fun filled steps toward your goal.
Our Technology is being used in 97 countries and we would love to have participants from all of those and more! It doesn’t matter where your neighborhood is, you can still take part in this virtual campaign.
How does a Virtual Race work?
Unlike a traditional walk/run/bike race in person, this race is virtual, allowing you to participate from anywhere, on your own, with friends, work mates or your entire family.
The event is about being active and healthy, you can walk, hike, bike, run, workout, dance, box or even do house or yard work, as long as you are active you count the steps.
We are incredibly grateful for your support and funds you raise, and so we have cool swag items to earn throughout your fundraising journey!
Our most inspired active fundraisers will receive exclusive Child Rescue Coalition branded items. The more funds you raise (in addition to your registration donation), the more items you'll receive!
Child Rescue Coalition Kids Defender
$50 Raised/Donated
You will receive:
An Exclusive Virtual Race MUG
Child Rescue Coalition Kids Warrior
$100 Raised/Donated
You will receive the above plus:
An Exclusive Autumn Virtual Race T-Shirt
Child Rescue Coalition Kids Protector
$150 Raised/Donated
You will receive all the above plus:
An Exclusive Virtual Race Long Sleeve T-Shirt (Grey)
Child Rescue Coalition Kids Champion
$250 Raised/Donated
You will receive all the above plus:
An Exclusive Virtual Race Long Sleeve Sweat Shirt (Grey)
Child Rescue Coalition Kids Hero
$350 Raised/Donated
You will receive all the above plus:
An Exclusive Virtual Race Water Bottle
* All prizes will be processed and shipped starting at the end of the race *
How do I get started and participate?
Register at the donation level that's right for you
Virtual Race individual entry - $20 donation
Virtual Race Family - $60 donation (for up to 4 family members or friends - SAVE $20)
Set Up Your Device. Join or Start a Team. Track Your Support!
Set up your fitness device using the How It Works instructions. Join or start your own team to help motivate activity and healthy competition with other teams. Easily start your own personal fundraising page and use the FAQs below to learn how to best post it to social media to raise more funds to protect kids!
Get Active!
Share your personal fundraising page with your social network to help raise awareness and reach your fitness and fundraising goals. Post your progress regularly with pictures/short videos while tagging us @ChildRescueCoalition and including the #StepOutandJointheFight #JoinTheFight #childrescuecoalition hashtags to start a social media movement!
How do I track my activities progress and convert other physical activities into steps?
You can participate by doing virtually anything that gets your heart rate up! Refer to the How It Works and FAQs sections below for more information on tracking your distance, setting up your device and manually uploading activities. Use the virtual teddy bear map below to see how you, your team and everyone else is collectively moving towards our goals. For physical activities that cannot be measured in steps or miles, Log Activity using the Activity to Steps Conversion Chart below as a guide. (we trust you to use your discretion!)
Activity to Steps Conversion Chart
Multiply # of minutes you do of each activity times steps per minute
1 mile = 2000 steps
Our Goal
To raise funds to support the protection of thousands of children from sexual abuse and exploitation.
Your participation matters.
Registration opens September 15, 2021, you can join anytime through October 31, 2021 Our collective goal is to raise $60,000 or more and reach a total of 30,000 miles / 60,000,000 steps or more!
Be active, be healthy, and make a difference by protecting children.
Join us - STEP OUT and #JoinTheFight for Kids!
If you cannot take part in the Virtual Race, there are several other ways to get involved and support the Child Rescue Coalition and yourself, family and friends.
COMPLETED: 2,194,897 steps
TARGET: 600,000,000 steps
RAISED: $ 3,511
TARGET: $ 30,000
You must go on adventures to find out where you truly belong. ~ Sue Fitzmaurice
Come join us and leave your footprints ...Step up, track your teddy bear paw prints and help to protect and save children!
Register for the campaign and set your fitness & fundraising targets.
Share your story and raise funds & awareness.
Track workouts anywhere & anytime and complete goal.
To rescue children from sexual abuse by building donor-funded technology for law enforcement to track, arrest and prosecute child predators.

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How Your Participation Helps
Child Rescue Coalition takes great care in placing your donations where they truly belong. Proceeds will enhance Child Rescue Coalition’s technological developments, increase law enforcement training, promote parental education and awareness and rescue thousands of children from sexual exploitation and abuse.
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.