We’re pumped for Month of Giving 2018 and are coming together to get fit and fundraise during the month of October.
We’ve selected Doctors Without Borders (DWB) as our charity partner this year. This global non-profit provides life-saving medical care to those who need it most, without regard to race, religion or political affiliation.
Get Fit: Get fit, while raising money for DWB. Your engagement enables DWB to continue making an immediate, positive impact on children's lives. Our team goal for the month of October is 25M steps.
Give Back: Share your fitness progress on social media and ask your friends, family, colleagues and social networks to donate to DWB. Help us meet out team goal of $35K. (Though, really, we want to exceed it!)
Step 1: Register NOW (its free!) Step 2: Sync your Fitbit, Garmin, Apple Watch or Google Fit. No wearable? No problem. Download the Charity Footprints App on iOS or Android to track your workout awesomeness. Step 3: Ask friends, family and colleagues to join you (this activity isn’t limited to Avaya or Marketing). Step 4: Share your progress with friends and invite everyone you know to make a donation.
Many Pathways: If you’re moving, keep track! Choose any form of exercise—it all translates into steps).
Many Options: Me | Challenge a friend | Join an Avaya regional team
Many Benefits: Flexible schedule | Improve mind + body | *Great giveaways!*
Track workouts anywhere & anytime and complete goal.
ABOUT THE ORGANIZATION
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DOCTORS WITHOUT BORDERS USA INC.
The mission of Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) is to provide impartial medical relief to the victims of war, disease, and natural or man-made disaster, without regard to race, religion, or political affiliation.
Thanks to the generous support of donors like you, Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) is able to maintain the financial and operational independence that allows us to provide urgent medical care to hundreds of thousands of people affected by war, starvation, and disease in more than 60 countries around the world each year. On behalf of MSF volunteers, staff, and, most importantly, the people whom we assist, we would like to extend our deepest gratitude to you for your belief in our humanitarian work and your ongoing support in making it a reality.
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
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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.
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 have already joined a team, we do not allow switching of team as team's reports data is dependent on team's composition and changing team may affect a team's performance.
If you still want to change your team (like if you joined a team by mistake) or create your own team, please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org and we will switch your team.
CHARITY FOOTPRINTS, INC.
We're committed to making this world healthy, generous & happy by promoting fitness and encouraging charitable giving.