Join our virtual walk/bike/run campaign for a meaningful journey towards autism recognition. Walk/bike/run at your own pace, anytime, anywhere, and collectively cover 444 miles to show solidarity with individuals and their parents to help navigate the world of autism. By participating in this virtual event, you contribute to raising recognition, fostering understanding, and creating a global community dedicated to supporting those affected by autism. Lace up, step out, and be part of a positive change! Let's go!
All participants will also be receiving a medal, pictured below!
COMPLETED: 2,355 miles
TARGET: 44,400 miles
RAISED: $ 3,606
TARGET: $ 44,000
You must go on adventures to find out where you truly belong. ~ Sue Fitzmaurice
Come join us and leave your footprints from Natchez to Nashville!
Register for the campaign and set your fitness & fundraising targets.
Share your story and raise funds & awareness.
Track workouts anywhere & anytime and complete goal.
We are a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization specializing in the empowerment of parents with recognition, resources, and respite to become the best advocates for their children with autism. Our mission is to provide a nurturing community, valuable resources, and educational programs to empower parents on their unique journey. Through advocacy, recognition and a commitment to fostering understanding, we aim to create a network where every parent feels supported, informed, and resilient in navigating the challenges and joys of raising children with autism.

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Our goal is to impact 100 families in 2024! Funds raised from community events will be thoughtfully allocated to impactful initiatives. From providing community outreach such as resource referral, therapy guidance, even down to haircuts and shoe fittings to kiddos and parents impacted by autism. All the while making essential home improvements for those in need and providing respite opportunities to parents that need to re-energize. The list is endless of the unique circumstances we have to serve. Your contributions will directly enhance lives of children and parents navigating the difficult path of autism. By supporting these initiatives, we aim to foster a sense of community, boost confidence, and improve living conditions. Your generosity will create a lasting positive impact, touching hearts and making a tangible difference in the lives of those who benefit from these services. Autism requires a community. We will build a striving community with your help!
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.

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.