ABOUT WALK TO HOPE 2024 CAMPAIGN

 

Step up for Boys Hope Girls Hope scholars, collegians, and alumni during Walk to Hope 2024! Our 30-day step challenge is also a fundraiser across our entire network of affiliates in the U.S. and Latin America with one goal: empowering young people in need to achieve their full potential.

 

 

It's fun and easy to participate! All you need to do is register today to walk or bike and set your fundraising and fitness targets. Then invite your friends, family, employees, and co-workers to join your team and support your goals with donations.

 

There are prizes for the top finishers, so count your steps and miles April 1 – 30 to see your name at the top of the leaderboard (and make some good-natured challenges to other participants along the way!).

 

Before you reach the finish line, you’ll know much more about Boys Hope Girls Hope and the life-changing journey we take with the youth and families we serve. Be part of the joy of helping amazing young people find their purpose and passion through exposure to life, educational, and professional opportunities they might not otherwise be able to access.

 

Registration: Early Bird | January 19 – February 28, 2024; and Final Stretch | March 1 – 31, 2024

Count Your Miles: April 1 to 30, 2024

Finish Line Celebration Video: launches in May 2024

 
The Goal
Our collective goal is to walk 35K miles and raise $160,000!
 
Individuals
Invite your family, friends, neighbors, and colleagues to take part in the walk or donate to your fundraiser by sponsoring you! Designate your funds to the Boys Hope Girls Hope Network or your local affiliate.
 
Registration:
Individual: $35 per walker (January 19 – February 28) and $50 (March 1 – 31)
Sponsor One or More Scholars: $100*
 
Companies
Support the Boys Hope Girls Hope Network or your local affiliate with a Corporate Sponsorship. You’ll receive recognition across all areas of the Charity Footprint app, reaching the entire audience of Boys Hope Girls Hope in the U.S., Mexico, and Guatemala. Deadline for grocery tote and milestone digital communications is March 15.
 
  • Milestone Sponsor: $10,000 | Logo on digital communications highlighting mileage and fundraising achievements, and on grocery tote for all walkers; logo recognition on Charity Footprints app and Boys Hope Girls Hope website; recognition in social media; invite for 25 walkers
  • Trailblazers: $5,000 | Logo recognition on Charity Footprints app and Boys Hope Girls Hope website; logo on grocery tote for all walkers; recognition in social media; invite for 20 walkers
  • Sprinters: $2,500 | Recognition on Charity Footprints app and Boys Hope Girls Hope website; recognition in social media; invite for 15 walkers
  • Groundbreakers: $1,000 | Recognition on Charity Footprints app and Boys Hope Girls Hope website; invite for 8 walkers.
 
 
 
 
 
All Walkers
Receive a Walk to Hope grocery tote.
 
Prizes & Recognition
 
SPECIAL ACHIEVEMENT PRIZES
$50 gift certificate toward Boys Hope Girls Hope swag store.
  • Workout Warrior: 150 Miles (300,000 Steps) logged by an individual
  • Fundraising Legend: $1,000 raised by an individual
 
INDIVIDUAL LEADERBOARD
Walk to Hope Medal and Prize.
  • Individual High Stepper: Individual atop of the Charity Footprints Leaderboard for the most miles logged walking or jogging.
  • Individual High Flyer: Individual atop of the Charity Footprints Leaderboard for the most miles logged cycling.
  • Individual Mover & Shaker: Individual atop of the Charity Footprints Leaderboard for the most funds raised.
  • Top Scholar: The Boys Hope Girls Hope Scholar atop of the Charity Footprints Leaderboard for the most miles logged.
 
TEAM LEADERBOARD
Prize for Team Captain. Walk to Hope medal for team members.
  • Team Mover & Shaker: Team atop of the Charity Footprints Leaderboard for the most funds raised.
  • Team High Stepper: Team atop of the Charity Footprints Leaderboard for the most miles logged.
  • Top Scholar Team: The Boys Hope Girls Hope Scholar Team atop the Charity Footprints Leaderboard for the most miles logged.
 
OUR COMMUNITY
FITNESS GOAL
COMPLETED: 0 miles
TARGET: 35,000 miles
FUNDRAISING GOAL
RAISED: $ 5,798
TARGET: $ 160,000
HOW IT WORKS
Register for the campaign and set your fitness & fundraising targets.
Share your story and raise funds & awareness.
Track workouts anywhere & anytime and complete goal.
ABOUT THE ORGANIZATION
BOYS HOPE GIRLS HOPE
Boys Hope Girls Hope nurtures and guides motivated young people in need to become well-educated, career-ready men and women for others.

Our Network:

Arizona • Baltimore • Cincinnati • Colorado • Detroit • Guatemala • Illinois • Kansas City • Mexico • New Orleans • New York • Northeastern Ohio • Pittsburgh • Southern California • St. Louis • Network Headquarters

Read more about the organization >>

HOW YOUR PARTICIPATION HELPS
You can give hope now by supporting our work with scholars, collegians, and alumni at a specific Boys Hope Girls Hope affiliate of your choice or the Boys Hope Girls Hope Network. Your donation to Walk to Hope ensures we can bring our proven approach and year-round programming, services, experiences, and support to more young people. With you, we can help them overcome obstacles, grow in character, find their purpose, and achieve their goals through every critical life transition from middle school to high school, college, and career launch.
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.

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.