Frequently Asked Questions
1. How do I begin?
Want to Participate?
Just register here and join us!
You can now create and manage your own personal page, share your photos, goals and get sponsors.
Want to sponsor a participant? Click here for details.
If you have further questions, please contact Erica Silverman at firstname.lastname@example.org
2. What is the schedule for the day?
Sign in begins at 10:00 am
Walk begins at 11:00 am
Carnival is open from 10:00 am until 1:00 pm
Refreshments available from 10:00 am to 1:00 pm
3. What Does Pledging to the Walk Mean, Exactly?
By committing to this event, and pledging to raise money for its success, you are helping raise invaluable funds to enhance the quality of life for people with disabilities.
We are dedicated to this under served population and all proceeds raised from the Walk will allow us to build on the residential programs and respite services we currently offer. With your support, we can make a difference and provide those in our community with developmental and intellectual disabilities the life skills and vocational abilities they need to live more productive, meaningful lives.
We wish you all the success possible. Set and achieve new goals, enjoy the walk… and get all the sponsors you can, so when you cross that finish line, we will all be winners – you, and all the people with disabilities in our community that need our help!
4. How can my sponsors submit payment?
Online contributions can be made by credit card on your personalized page. Just make sure to tell your sponsors to select your name from the list of participants found on this page.
5. I am concerned that I might not be able to raise the required funds. Will I be able to do it?
Even if you've never raised money before, our materials and strategies will make it easy for you to solicit and collect sponsorships from friends, family, colleagues, neighbors, and others. Experience has shown that it is not only possible, but enjoyable, to set and reach your goals. Please refer to the sample letters found on your personal fundraising page center, that explains the programs J-ADD supports, and you will be surprised to see how quickly friends, family, and co-workers will respond to your request to help this wonderful cause. Just remember to make it personal as well, as you want them to know that they are sponsoring YOU and YOUR efforts! And, as many companies offer charitable donation matching programs, make sure to ask your sponsors to check with their employers, as it will help you meet your goal ever more quickly.
6. Is the Walk-a-Thon only for walkers?
No! The Walk-a-Thon is designed as a day of fun for the whole family. In addition to the walk, the Walk-a-thon features a free brunch, a kids’ carnival from 10:00am – 1:00 pm; music, life size games, giveaways, prizes and more.
7. Do you walk alone or as a team?
Either! Participants can walk alone or create their own team. If you’d like to be placed with a team, contact Erica Silverman at email@example.com
8. Is there a refund/exchange policy?
Yes. If a donation was made accidentally or for the wrong amount, simply make us aware of the issue and we will be happy to make any necessary refunds, changes or corrections. Registration fees are not refundable.
9. Is parking available?
Yes, there is parking on site. (We’ll have more details once we confirm the location)