Can I still get a paper pledge form?
Of course! You can pick one up at the Center, or we would be happy to mail you one. Just call or email us: (903) 792-5735 or firstname.lastname@example.org. Bring your pledge form and donations to check-in the day of the Walk.
Is there a fee for any of the events?
Nope! The Diaper Derby, Fun Run, and Walk are all free. We encourage all participants to set up and share their fundraising page, though. People are willing to give to a good cause if you just ask!
Will there be t-shirts this year?
Yes! There will be t-shirts for sale, or if you raise $100 or more, you'll get one free! (one shirt per registered walker)
Why do we have teams?
Is this a competition? The team that raises the most money gets the travelling trophy and bragging rights. We strongly encourage friendly competition between teams--feel free to challenge other teams, and get creative in how you raise your funds!
Where does the money I raise go?
All donations go directly to 1st Choice for client services. The Center relies on 2 major fundraisers to continue operations, and the Walk is one of them.
What if someone wants to give money to me, rather than giving online?
We certainly understand that might happen. You can bring cash or checks to the event and we will include them in your final fundraising total. Please put the money in a sealed envelope with your name on the outside.
What time is check-in?
Check-in starts at 7:30 and continues until the time the Walk starts.
Will there be pancakes again this year?
Of course! Pondwater Pancake Company will once again be firing up their grills and serving a delicious breakfast. There is no charge, but donations are appreciated (proceeds go to 1st Choice).
Do I have to pre-register my kids for the Fun Run or Diaper Derby?
No. Any kiddos present when those events start are welcomed and encouraged to participate. If they have collected any pledges that need to be turned in or are eligible for a free t-shirt (raised at least $100), they should check in at the registration table the day of the event.
When does the door prize drawing start?
Door prizes will be displayed beginning at 7:30 a.m. Winners will be drawn before the beginning of the Walk. Everyone who checks in that morning will be given one ticket. Additional tickets are available for $1 each or 6 for $5.
If I can't come to the event, can I still raise funds?
Of course! You can either set up and share a fundraising page through this site, or request a paper pledge form. You can bring any donations you collect to the Center during regular business hours (T/W/F 10-4 and Thursday 10-7).
Will tax receipts be provided?
Yes. Each identified donor will be sent a donation receipt.
What if it rains?
This is a rain or shine event. If storms are severe, the event will be cancelled.