Walk For Hope 2020 (Virtual)

Frequently Asked Questions:
Do I need to register to participate in the Walk for Hope?

In order to receive a t-shirt you will need to register in advance plus the first 200 to register will receive a goodie bag.  Those registered by October 1st will be guaranteed their requested shirt size.  After this date, we cannot guarantee a specific size but we will do our best.  Registration also allows us to communicate updates with you, send prizes and plus it is how you create your own web page so your friends and family can make their donations online and you receive the credit for your campaign.

When and How Far do i have to walk?

We encourage you to select a time between October 21 - November 8 to put on your shirt and go for a walk.  You can select whatever distance you prefer and the best location for you, just make sure you take a picture to share on the event page.

How old do I need to be to participate?

There is no age requirement to participate but you must be 13 or older to have your own fundraising page.  If you are are under 13, please utilize a parents sign up and create the fundraising page under that.  

Yes!  Start by registering one of the adults in the household and use the best email address to reach you.  Then you will be offered the opportunity to register additional people.  You can register as many as you would like and it will populate your final registration total on the payment page.  If someone wants their own fundraising page, it might be easier to create a separate registration for them.

How do I create my fundraising page?

When you register it will automatically prompt you to create your page by clicking a big orange button at the bottom of the last registration screen.  We encourage you to customize your page with a picture and your own story of why you are participating in the event.

Can I share my campaign on social media?

YES!  This is one of the best ways to let others know about your service and how to donate to your campaign.  We encourage you and other family members to share the campaign on all social media platforms.  Make sure you include a link to your personal fundraising page too.

Can I sign up my whole family to participate?

YES!  Once you register it will give you the option to add additional registrations.  You can add on each family member and select their participation level (Adults - $25 and Students (17 & under) - $15)

Do we have to collect additional donations beyond our registration fee?

No.  However, our goal is to raise money to help fund the educational needs at the Shelter year around and we encourage you to give your friends and family a chance to help support your campaign by donating towards it.  There will also be prizes for top fundraisers/families/teams.  Deadline for donations to qualify for prizes is Sunday, November 8th at 5 PM.

How do I collect donations?

The easiest way is to provide the link to your personal fundraising page so they can donate directly on that with a credit or debit card.  If they prefer to write a check please have it payable to NWACS and put your name in the memo line and then mail them end at the end of your campaign (there is a place in your personal page to add cash and check donations).  Last option is a Venmo donation at @NWACS and make sure they put your name in the "What's it for?" area.

Where do i pick up our event shirts?

Event shirts and other materials can be picked up on Wednesday, October 21st or Thursday, October 22nd from 4:00 - 6:00 PM at the Scissortail Subdivision Clubhouse located at 4407 Scissortail Drive in Bentonville.  If you will be unable to pick them up on these dates/times please contact Carla Laing at claing@nwacs.org to make other arrangements.

If you have additional questions, please email Carla Laing at claing@nwacs.org