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Walk to the Future, Silicon Valley

Saturday May 28, 2016 - 10am - 11am
Penetencia Creek Park, San Jose, 3050 Berryessa Rd, San Jose, CA 95132
In Conjuction with San Jose
F.O.A.M. Festival Festival of Arts & Musique
Presented by Opening Doors 2020, a not-for-profit 501(c)3 corporation

Walk - FAQs
Our Goal: To build a massively fun FUNraiser and FUNDraiser for many local schools and education projects. 
Walkers register, then can raise pledges online that will be credited to THEIR favorite nonprofit cause.

Join us in Penetencia Creek Park, San Jose California for the fundraising walk of the year on Saturday May 28, 2016 - Memorial Day Saturday.   Walkers register online, then select their favorite nonprofit to champion aka raise money for.  Walkers raise pledges online for their favorite charity.  Then thousands of us walk for youth through scenic Penetencia Creek Park, in San Jose.

Q: What type of walkers walk in Walk for Our Local Youth?
A: The walk is open to ANYBODY!  The course is flat and accessible and scenic.

Q: Can I add my favorite nonprofit group as a potential beneficiary?
A: Any not-for-profit organization (501(c)3) may apply online.  Applications are reviewed and approved or denied by Opening Doors 2020, the walk host.  Nonprofits apply here:

Q: How do I get started raising funds?
 A: Walkers register online:
            REGISTER: http://www.walktothefuturesv.org/walker-registration.htm
Q: I am a walker and I have never raised money before and I don't know where to start!
 A: Believe us, it's easier than you think to raise money for causes in which you believe.  See this website for hints on fundraising:    

Q: Who manages the money?
All money is managed by the event host Opening Doors 2020, a not-for-profit 501(c)3 corporation.  Pledges made in the name of a walker are generally fully tax deductable (though check with your tax professional for more information.)

Q: How is the money distributed?
 A: Organizations recruit pledge getters. The pledge getters ask friends/family/co-workers/neighbors/etc to make online donations.  Pledge getters can also collect checks or cash donations.  After the walk, Opening Doors 2020 tallies all money collected from all pledgers, credits money to nonprofits as per walkers' selections, and distributes payments to our beneficiary nonprofit partners.

Q: Do you have a package for nonprofits to use to recruit walkers?
 A: Yes: http://www.walktothefuturesv.org/hints.htm

Q: Do you have a flier?
A: Yes:  http://www.walktothefuturesv.org/fliers/flier.pdf

Q: What will the walk be like?
 A: FUN!  Imagine hundreds of people in crazy costumes, with many fun pitstops along the way.

Q: Need more info?
 A: See the press release at http://www.walktothefuturesv.org/pressrelease.htm
Q: What's the Route?
 A: Start walking 10am Penetencia Creek Park, San Jose, California
 Meander through the park checking out the scenic area
 Wind up back at Penetencia Creek Park for the fabulous F.O.A.M. Festival of Arts & Musique from 11am-6pm. 


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