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 firstname.lastname@example.org or give us a call at 215-951-0330 x2180.
2. What are the walk options and schedule?
We have one shortened walk route this year, see event details for map. Walkers are welcome to break off anytime and head over to the finish line at the Calvary Church, 48th and Baltimore.
9:30 am-10:30 am: Registration at Clark Park, 45th St. and Chester Ave. (Light refreshments, sign-making, face painting, and musical instruments will be available.)
10:30 am-11:00 am: Warm-up and instructions
11:00 am-12:00 pm: Walk.
12:00 pm-1:30 pm: Finish line celebration at the Calvary Center for Community and Culture, 48th and Baltimore. Including lunch, speakers, and live music.
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 ages 8-18, during a time when many leadership and enrichment programs have been eliminated from schools. We offer year-round leadership workshops, service projects, and arts programming along with our annual week-long overnight summer camp -- all on a low-cost, sliding scale for families, so that all girls can participate. Most of our families receive significant financial aid. By being involved in our program, girls 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, Girls' Leadership Camp"/ 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?
Please plan to arrive at Clark Park, 45th and Chester, between 9:30 and 10:00 am to allow ample time for checking in, collecting your t-shirt, and making whatever sign(s) you would like to make. Walk warm-up will begin at 10:30 am, and the walk will begin promptly at 11:00 am.
8. Is parking available?
We will be gathering at a public park with surrounding and nearby street parking. However, there are limited spots available, which tend to fill up early. Please allow sufficient time for parking, or take one of the trolley lines which runs close to our kickoff spot: Routes 36, 13, 11, and 34. Visit septa.org for more information.
9. Where will restrooms be available?
A porta potty will be available at the registration site from 9:30 - 11 am. Restrooms will be available at the finish line, Calvary Center for Community and Culture.