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General information
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Team

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Tax receipts

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Fundraising rewards and levels

Volunteers


GENERAL INFORMATION

What is Move For Hope?

Move for Hope is a fun and empowering, one-hour workout, led by GoodLife Fitness, for all fitness levels dedicated to raising hope for women who have experienced violence by supporting shelters in your community, and prevention programs that break the cycle of violence.

It is part of our Campaign To End Violence, and is happening from coast to coast in Vancouver, Calgary, Winnipeg, Toronto, Montreal and Halifax!

When and where is the Move for Hope?

Move for Hope takes place on Saturday, May 30 at 11am until 12pm, right across Canada, in Vancouver, Calgary, Winnipeg, Toronto, Montreal and Halifax. For exact location details, please see your city homepage.

What if it rains or snows during the event?

Move for Hope takes place rain, snow or shine! In locations where weather is a consideration, we have worked to secure an indoor or covered location. Please check the weather on event day and bring the appropriate clothing and accessories.

What are some ways I can support Move for Hope?

  1. Register as a participant
  2. Donate to a participant or team
  3. Volunteer at the event
  4. Come out and cheer for your colleagues, friends and family
    *Please note that only participants who have registered for the event can participate in the workout.

How can I get others involved?

Once you have registered online, you can log into your personal fundraising account to send personalized email invitations to your family, friends and co-workers to ask them to join your team or pledge you for the event. Click here for a step-by-step guide on how to send invitations from your personal fundraising account.

How can my school/company/department/organization get involved?

You can get your school, company, department or organization involved by registering one or more teams for the event. Click here for more ways to get involved.

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REGISTRATION

How do I register for Move for Hope?

We strongly encourage all participants must register online. This allows you the opportunity to fundraise online using our online fundraising system and provides us with key information.

*Contact us at campaign@canadianwomen.org for youth registration.

May I use my username and password from 2014 to register online for 2015?

Yes! You can use last year's password to register for this year's Move for Hope! 

How much is the registration fee?

The registration fee is $30 for all adults and free for youth between the ages of 12 – 18. Please note that youth under the age of 12 are not eligible to participate in Move for Hope. Please note that the registration cannot be refunded and is not eligible for a tax receipt.

Early Bird Bonus: Use the code HOPE to register for free before March 25, 2015.

Can I participate on my own?

Yes. However, many people will choose to form a team for the support and camaraderie. Consider registering as a Team Captain by creating a team now asking your family, friends and co-workers to join your team.

Can I participate if I am under 18?

Yes. This year, anyone between the ages of 12 to 18 will be able to participate in all locations. Contact us at campaign@canadianwomen.org to registrater as a youth. There is no registration fee for youth, however we do ask that they participate in the fundraising challenge of fundraising the minimum suggested amount of $250 per person. Please note that youth under the age of 12 are not eligible to participate in Move for Hope.

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TEAM

How do I register a team for Move for Hope?

You can register a team online for the event now. The first person that registers their team is automatically the Team Captain. Be creative and give your team a unique name. After you’ve registered online, you can use our email invitations to ask your family, friends and co-workers to join your team.

Can I register and pay for someone else on my team?

Yes. After registering yourself, you can register other team members. Please note that if you want your team members to be able to use our online fundraising tools, you need to provide a unique email address for each member. If you're not sure what your team members' email addresses are, you might want to check first, then come back and start your team registration.

Can I join a team when I register online?

Yes. If the team you want to join is registered online, you can join that team now. You can search for the team you wish to join by entering part or the entire team name.

Why can't I register my favourite team name online?

If you are not able to register your team with your favourite name, it is probably because another team has already registered that name. Team names are assigned on a first come, first served basis.

Can I register my team the day of the event?

You can register up until 24 hours before the event. This will allow us to calculate our top fundraisers. We do, however, encourage participants to register in advance so they have plenty of time to raise the suggested pledge amount of $250 per participant.

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DONATIONS

How many supporters do I need?

As many as you want. Each participant is asked to raise a suggested minimum of $250 to help end violence against women. However sky is the limit and most participants raise much more.

Do I have to collect the donations from the people who have agreed to pledge me?

Yes. Encourage your donors to give you their donation online, where they will pay by credit card immediately during the online pledging process. You can also collect offline pledges and track them through your Personal Fundraising Page. Offline pledges can be mailed in or brought to the event when you register on site. Please ensure that you collect all your offline donors information on a pledge form so that we may provide them with a tax receipt ($20 and over)

Can I bank my donors' donations and write one cheque or use my credit card to pay for all donations?

Yes, as long as all the donors names and addresses are clearly written on the pledge form, which you can download from your personal page, or enter separately online. Bring your pledge form on event day or mail in the pledge form(s) and the cheque(s) or the credit card number with expiry date to the address below:
Canadian Women’s Foundation
Attn: MOVE FOR HOPE
133 Richmond Street W, Suite 504
Toronto, ON  M5H 2L3

How do I make an online pledge even though I'm not participating in Move for Hope?

You can pledge a Move for Hope participant online. Simply search for colleagues, friends or family members name.

I want to support a friend who is participating but I don't want to give my credit card number online. Can I send a cheque in their name? Where do I send it?

You can write a cheque to Canadian Women’s Foundation and send it to the address below with a note of the contact details (name, address, phone number, email) of the person you are pledging. Tax receipts will be issued for donations over $20.
Canadian Women’s Foundation
Attn: MOVE FOR HOPE
133 Richmond Street W, Suite 504
Toronto, ON  M5H 2L3

What do I do with the money I have collected offline?

You can enter them in through the ‘Cash and cheque’ section from within your personal fundraising page. You will then have the opportunity to pay for those donations using your own credit card. Once you have paid for those donations, tax receipts will automatically be issued to the donor based on the email address you provided from them (note: tax receipts are only generated for donations above $20). If the donor does not have an email address, you can enter in your own email address and then print off the tax receipt and provide it to the donor.

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TAX RECEIPTS

I lost my tax receipt. How can I get another copy?

If you have lost your tax receipt, please contact campaign@canadianwomen.org

When will the Canadian Women’s Foundation send out tax receipts for Move for Hope pledges and donations?

Donors who have pledged online will receive electronic tax receipts by email within minutes of making their pledge. Offline donations of $20 or more will automatically be receipted. The Canadian Women’s Foundation does not issue tax receipts for registration fees, since these help offset the costs of the event, and, according to Canada Revenue Agency regulations, do not qualify for charitable tax receipts.

I made an online donation and I cannot open my tax receipt. Why is this?

Electronic tax receipts are sent in PDF format. If you currently do not have Adobe Reader on your computer, you will not be able to open the attachment. Download Adobe Reader: http://www.adobe.com/downloads/. For a replacement tax receipts, requests for reprints, and/or corrections please contact: campaign@canadianwomen.org

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WEBSITE

What is my Personal Fundraising Page?

Your Personal Fundraisng Page is an online webpage that highlights your individual participantion.  Participants are able to customize content and images on their personal donation page from the Participant Centre. Through the participant centre, you will find sample emails that you can send to family, friends and co-workers asking for a donation; track who donates to you; and follow up with a thank you or reminder to donate.

If I import my friends and families' information online to send an email, will the Foundation be able to contact these people?

Your privacy is important to us. Staff or volunteers cannot view or access your online information.  Your information is confidential and is only accessible by entering your personal username and password, to which the Foundation does not have access. If your friends or family make a donation to you, they will have the option of deciding what level of contact they would like to receive from the Foundation.

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FUNDRAISING REWARDS AND LEVELS

How do I qualify for Fundraising Rewards?

All participants in the Move for Hope who individually raise $250 or more are eligible for fundraising rewards. Participants who qualify for this program will be required to have all fundraising dollars submitted to the Canadian Women’s Foundation by end of the event on May 30, 2015.  After May 30, 2015, donations will be gratefully accepted but will not count towards your fundraising rewards. Team donations do not count towards Fundraising Rewards.

What are Fundraising Rewards?

Fundraising Rewards are based on individual fundraising efforts.

How will I receive my Fundraising Rewards?

To qualify, participants must raise $250 or more and submit the funds to the Canadian Women’s Foundation before or on May 30, 2015 (event day).

Fundraising rewards will be distributed on event day while supplies last. If participants cannot pick up their fundraising rewards, they will be mailed at the end in June 2015, using the mailing address provided at time of registration (Please note: someone must be available to sign for the package).

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VOLUNTEERS

How do I volunteer?

We are grateful for all the volunteers who help make the Move for Hope a success each year. If you are interested in volunteering, please email us at campaign@canadianwomen.org

Is there a minimum commitment of hours required to volunteer for Move for Hope?

Each volunteer role has different time requirements in terms of shift lengths, training and tasks, but usually most shifts are 4 hours in length on event day.  All estimated time commitment required is included in the job descriptions.

Can I volunteer with a friend or as part of group?

Yes. Please encourage your friends or group to contact us and let us know you are friends. Please note due to limited availability we cannot guarantee that you will be matched with your friend or group.

Does volunteering for Move for Hope qualify for high school community service hours?

Yes. After the event, please speak with our on-site volunteer captain who will be able to provide you with a completed time sheet for community service hours.

Can youth (under the age of 16 years old) volunteer at the Move for Hope?

Unfortunately, we cannot accept volunteers under the age of 16 at this time.

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