Our first annual Walk for A Child event will take place from April 1 – 30, 2022. This will be a virtual event where we ask all participants to walk 100 miles during the four weeks of the event. This is ONLY 7000 steps each day. The CASA Walk for a Child is a virtual journey where you as well as other athletes, friends, family, and community members can connect and compete in distance traveled and funds raised over the month of April. By participating in our Walk for A Child event you will help us raise awareness about Child Abuse during National Child Abuse Awareness Month. Every step counts. So invite your family, friends, colleagues, in fact your cousin’s aunt’s brother and the mailman, to follow your journey and help local abused children in our community. Be part of our 100 People Who Care Step Up and Step Out against Child Abuse.
There will be random prizes given out as well as a prize for the top team and our individual race winner, thanks to our incredible sponsors! Use your current fitness tracker to count your steps or activities (i.e. CrossFit workouts, exercise classes, weight lifting, etc.). In addition, you can simply submit their workouts manually. Our fundraising goal is $5000 for the event. We cannot meet our goal without the help of people like you!
Track workouts anywhere & anytime and complete goal.
ABOUT THE ORGANIZATION
CASA OF THE 8TH JUDICIAL DISTRICT
Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASA) of the 8th Judicial District's mission is to advocate for the best interests of the abused, neglected, and trafficked children in the court system. We strive to help children have safe, permanent, and nurturing homes.
The funds will be used to help support our program as well as recruit, train, certify, and support local CASA Volunteer Advocates that work with local children who have been abused, neglected, and/or trafficked. It costs our program approximately $4 each day to advocate for just one child.
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.
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