Frequently Asked Questions
1. How do I begin?
Want to Participate? Just register here and join us!
Once you have registered, you can customize and manage your own fundraising page, share your page through social media, and get sponsors.
Do you want to sponsor a walk participant? Click here for details.
If you have further questions, please contact us at [email protected] or leave a message at 215-399-1282.
2. What are the walk options and schedule?
In-person at Calvary Center for Community and Culture, 801 S. 48th St, Saturday April 29, 2-5pm.
Online via Zoom, Saturday April 29, 2:30-3:30pm. (Link sent to participants the day before.)
3. What does pledging to the Sojourner Truth Walk mean?
By committing to this event, and pledging to raise money for its success, you are helping raise invaluable funds to provide leadership opportunities for Philadelphia girls/youth ages 8-18. We offer year-round leadership workshops, service projects, and arts programming along with our summer camp -- all on a low-cost, sliding scale for families. Most of our families receive significant financial aid. By being involved in our program, girls/youth gain leadership skills to take charge of their own lives and also act as agents of positive change in their communities. We hope that you will help us in meeting the increasing need for this programming in Philadelphia.
4. How can my sponsors submit payment?
Online contributions can be made by credit card on each walk participant’s personalized page found on our website here. Just make sure to tell your sponsors to select your name from the list of participants. Checks are also accepted and can be paid payable to "Camp Sojourner / MAP"/ 801 S. 48th Street/ Philadelphia, PA 19143.
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 program that the Sojourner Truth Walk 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 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. Walk registration fees are not refundable.
7. When should I arrive?
Registration/check-in starts at 2pm. Please plan to arrive at Calvary by 2:15pm to give you time to get your t-shirt before the program begins at 2:30pm. If you are participating virtually, joining Zoom at 2:30pm is great.
8. Is parking available?
Parking may be limited right next to the church building as we will be closing off the street on that block in order to host our event. There is other street parking in the neighborhood nearby, and a parking lot half a block away which sometimes has parking available. The 34 trolley route runs right by the event, and the 13 route is not far either. Visit septa.org for more information.
9. Where will restrooms be available?
There are restrooms available inside the Calvary Center.