Movin' 4 Missions

May 1-31, 2021

Registration starts Monday, April 5

Choose a mission, assemble your team, and GET MOVIN’. You’ll be making a forever difference, one step at a time.
 

Register as an individual

Form a Team

Join a Team

Sponsor a Walker

 

 

 


This May, We’re Movin’ 4 Missions!

The School Sisters of St. Francis invite you to take part in Movin’ 4 Missions, our first-ever step challenge fundraiser!

Every step you take from May 1 through May 31 is a step forward in our sisters’ ministries of education, social justice, care of our retired sisters, and our other global missions.

Spring is here and everything is starting to bloom with bright colors and new life. That’s why it’s a great time to walk by yourself, as a couple, with friends, or in a group!

Our step challenge is virtual, so once you sign up, you can count your steps anywhere you like! You can jog in your own neighborhood, run in a local park, make tracks on your treadmill, and count the steps you take at the office, in school, or around the house each day.

Registration is easy and when you sign up, you’ll receive an official event shirt that you can wear wherever your steps take you. Then, invite family and friends to step up and support you as a sponsor. Proceeds help our sisters spread the Gospel and care for people across the country and around the world.

Challenge yourself or form a team and have fun while you get Movin’ 4 Missions in support of our sisters!   

 

 

 

 

Movin' 4 MissionsCan We Count on You to Count Your Steps?

With our Movin’ 4 Mission step challenge, you can walk at your own pace or team up with family, friends, co-workers, or as a faith community.

Our official event website makes it easy for you to sign up, pay your $35 registration fee, choose your shirt, and invite friends and family to support your efforts. You can even join a team, or start one of your own!

Registration starts Monday, April 5 and the step count begins on Saturday May 1. The event continues all month long, ending on Memorial Day, May 31. The sooner you register, the sooner you will receive your official event shirt!

Once you’ve signed up, tell your friends, pick out your favorite route, and plan how you’ll celebrate after you complete your challenge!

 

Step Up in Support of Our Sisters

When you participate and support Movin’ 4 Missions, you are helping our sisters to serve in these ministry areas.

Casa Alexia food program Social Justice

Our sisters work on behalf of those marginalized by society, helping them access the resources needed to improve their lives.

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Education in Tanzania

Access to Education

For nearly 150 years, we have educated and empowered people to participate in the Church and in the shaping of society.

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Care of Retired Sisters

Care of Retired Sisters

We care for our older sisters with compassionate, respectful heath care and support services.

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Our Greatest Needs

Greatest Needs of Our Worldwide Mission

Your support of our sisters’ ministries helps change lives across the globe.

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family walking

 

Every Step You Take is a Step Forward

When you register for the Movin’ 4 Mission step challenge, you can choose to walk as an individual or sign up to be part of a team. You can join an existing team with friends or start your own team and invite others to join you.

Our event website has step-by-step instructions to help you start a team or join an existing team. If you decide to become a team captain, consult with your team members and decide which step goal is the best one for your group.

Ask Your Family and Friends to Support Your Steps!

A big part of the fun of this step challenge is to get the encouragement of your family, friends, and co-workers. When they pledge their financial support for your steps, they’re helping you to make an even bigger impact on behalf of the sisters’ ministries.

Our event website includes an easy-to-use email template that you can send to invite those you know to “sponsor” you to complete the challenge. We also encourage you to like and share our Facebook event and Facebook posts throughout the month of May to spread the word to your friends on social media.

Your supporters can donate online, or you can use our printable PDF pledge form to make a list of your sponsors.

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It’s Easy to Support a Stepper

When you pledge your support for a participant in our Movin’ 4 Mission step challenge, you are partnering in the ministries of the School Sisters of St. Francis to help change lives around the globe.

You can donate online safely and securely using your credit card on our event webpage. You will receive an email confirmation for your tax-deductible donation.
 

Make a Donation Today

Can’t physically step with us in May? You can step up in spirit and support our Movin’ 4 Missions event as a donor.

The sisters count on our partners and friends like you to empower us to make a forever difference in lives of thousands of people around the world each day, and to care for our retired sisters after decades of service.

We invite you to prayerfully consider making a tax-deductible gift to support this event. With your support, our sisters can be a greater source of new life, new meaning, and new hope to the poor and marginalized. The need is great and every gift matters.

FAQs

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Can I walk or run to meet my distance goal?

You can complete the Movin’ 4 Missions step challenge at whatever pace and intensity level you feel comfortable with.

Can I use a treadmill?

Yes, the Movin’ 4 Missions step challenge can be outdoors or indoor, in any combination. Whether you’re on a treadmill, walking at work or school, or simply taking steps around the house, it all counts toward your goal.

Can people sponsor me online?

Your family, friends, and coworkers can support you in the step challenge by making a donation by credit card on our event website: https://runsignup.com/Race/Donate/WI/Milwaukee/SSSFMoveforMissions

Can someone sponsor me and pay by check or cash?

We’ve created a handy, printable pledge sheet that allows you to add the names of family, friends, and co-workers who want to sponsor you by check or cash. It makes it easy to keep track and when the challenge is complete, you can mail in your checks and cash to the sisters.

When will I receive my shirt?

You will receive your official Movin’ 4 Mission event shirt by mail about 3 weeks after you register, so we encourage you to register right away.

When can I start and what is the deadline?

The Movin’ 4 Missions step challenge begins on Saturday, May 1 and concludes on Memorial Day, Monday May 31.

How do I count my steps?

Your steps count, no matter HOW you count them—FitBit, AppleWatch, smartphone app…you name it! If your device doesn’t already have a Health app with a built-in step count feature, you have many options to download one wherever you get your apps.

How do I log my steps?

Once you register, you’ll be able to log in to our Movin’ 4 Missions event website and add your steps.

How often do I need to log my steps?

You can log your steps as often as you like, We recommend logging your steps daily because watching your progress is a great way to stay motivated as you get closer to reaching your step challenge goal!

I'm on a team. Do all of us need to log the same number of steps?

No, everyone on your team can step at their own pace and ability. That’s what makes the Movin’ 4 Missions step challenge so much fun: all ages and abilities can team up to reach your team step goal.

You’ll find more FAQs and specific step challenge details on our Movin’ 4 Missions event website. Click here to read them all.

 

Need More Information?

If you have additional questions or need more information after reviewing the FAQs, please let us know. We are happy to help!

Call Kelly 414-384-3334 or email knowakowski@sssf.org.