Ready to Run Farther

Simone

Simone is Running for Farther Foundation

Has cabin fever reached its craggy peak? Do you feel spring in the air? It’s time to buy a new pair of running shoes and tune up the bike.

Farther Foundation wants you to give new meaning to achieving a personal best. We have partnered with Benefits of Giving to provide athletes – both casual and serious – a web platform with which to raise charitable donations while participating in an event. The race participant in return earns either gift certificates or event registration reimbursement as they achieve their fundraising goals.

Simone, an HR specialist with Playboy Enterprises, is the first participant to sign-up to raise donations for Farther Foundation when she runs her race in June. Simone created a donation page on Benefits of Giving, set a fundraising goal of $1,000 and is circulating the request among her friends, family and colleagues. Simone told Farther Foundation, “I figured if I signed up for a race, why not raise money for a charity I believe in.  It’s such a great cause and to see underprivileged children given this opportunity they might never be able to experience otherwise is truly a reward.”

Farther Foundation is very grateful to Simone for her support, and we hope a few more generous (and fit) supporters will step up to the starting line for us as well.

HOW IT WORKS

1) Choose your event – sporting or personal

It can be anything — any type of sporting or personal event in which you want to participate. Run, bike, walk, swim, stair-climb, jump rope, anything.

2) Create an account

Sign up at Benefits of Giving. Anyone participating in, or hosting an event or special occasion can register with BenefitsOfGiving and create a fundraising page online within minutes. Your personalized fundraising page is your way to encourage friends, family and co-workers to donate to Farther Foundation while supporting your efforts.

3) Select “Farther Foundation” as your charity of choice

4) Create your page

You will be able to upload a personal message, your own pictures, and even a YouTube video.

5) Share your goals with friends

Share your fundraising page through social networks like Facebook, Twitter, etc. Email your page to friends, family and colleagues; they can donate via credit or debit card in an easy, secure online transaction.

6) Earn your rewards

Every time you reach a fundraising goal for your event, you will have the option to have the entry fee reimbursed for that event, or to receive a gift card.

Need help setting up your fundraising page or have any questions about Farther Foundation? Contact us at: 708-497-7240 or gofarther@fartherfoundation.org.

Go Farther!

Farther Foundation is a 501(c)(3) charitable organization providing scholarships to low-income students to inspire them to reach their highest aspirations through educational travel experiences.

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