FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS:
What is Get UP for United Way?
Get UP is United Way of Greater Moncton and Southeastern New Brunswick’s first-ever virtual physical challenge in support of people and families experiencing poverty and who have been impacted by the pandemic.
We’re asking you to Get UP, move your body, and engage in a physical activity of your choice for 210 minutes (10 minutes for each United Way-supported agency that is providing critical services to people across Greater Moncton and Southeastern N.B.).
When is Get UP taking place?
Get UP will run over a two-week period from November 22 to December 10*, 2021.
Registration opened on November 8, 2021.
*Fundraising period has been extended until December 10, 2021
How does Get UP work?
You get to pick the activity: running, jumping, skipping, dancing, biking, yoga, walking, rollerblading—anything goes! It’s your chance to get your heart pumping, show some local love and raise funds to fight local poverty.
How—and when—you get your minutes in is up to you!
Participants can invite friends and family to register to GetUP together to complete their 210 minutes.
How do I register for this virtual event?
To register for this virtual event, visit https://gmsenbunitedway.crowdchange.ca/2207
What are the benefits to participating in Get UP?
All registrants will receive:
Is there a Registration Fee and Fundraising minimum for the event?
How do I join a team?
When you first register online through the CrowdChange platform, you will be asked to register as an individual. However, in the later steps of the registration process, you will be asked to either form, or join an existing team, if you wish.
If you and your peers plan to join as a team, ensure you communicate amongst yourselves to decide who the Team Captain will be so that this person can create the Team Page for your group on CrowdChange, which will allow you to collect and track your funds together. Once your Team Page has been created, you can choose to join your team as you complete your online registration.
What if my employer/company is already raising funds for United Way through the Annual Workplace Campaign? Can I join a team with colleagues?
YES! – If you’re a participant who works for one of the companies already raising funds for United Way through the annual workplace campaign, please indicate so during the registration process so that we can track your funds raised for Get UP and add them to your company’s total funds raised.
If you have questions about the registration process, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org
How do I cancel my registration?
If you would like to cancel your registration, please contact us at email@example.com. We are not able to refund the registration fee or any donations that have been received by United Way prior to the time of your cancellation. Let your sponsors know that you have cancelled.
How do I remove myself from a Team or change Teams?
Contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org
Can I register during the event dates, from November 22 to December 10?
Online registration is permitted during the fundraising period; you will need to arrange for a time to pick-up your participation kit from the United Way office in Moncton once you have registered.
Can I sponsor an entire team, or otherwise make donations towards a specific team?
Yes, you can sponsor an entire team, or contribute to their fundraising goal. Simply go to the Team Page of your friends, coworkers or family and click the ‘Donate’ button.
What is the minimum donation required for my sponsors to receive a tax receipt?
There is a minimum donation of $20 required to receive a tax receipt if they make the donation online. Online donors will be issued an electronic tax receipt instantly via email.
For cash or cheque, the minimum donation is $25 to be eligible for a tax receipt, and it will be mailed within a few weeks.
Please contact us at email@example.com if you have any questions or concerns.
What should I do if I have not received a tax receipt after donating online?
Please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
What should I do with offline donations?
We encourage you to submit offline donations (cash) by charging it on your credit card. To submit, please login to your CrowdChange fundraising page and click ‘Donate’. Enter your donors’ details (first & last name, email and mailing address) in the donor information section, and your information in the billing section.
IMPORTANT: When processing a credit card donation on behalf of your donors/sponsors, you must enter your donor’s email address so they can receive a tax receipt. If your email address is used, the tax receipt will be issued in your name instead of your donor’s.
If you would like to submit offline donation (cash or cheque), please contact us at email@example.com.
If you wish to track your offline donations to then submit to us, download our Offline Donation Tracker – BIL.
All fundraising including offline donations must be submitted by 11:59 p.m. on Friday, December 10 to qualify for prize draws.
How am I eligible for Prizes?
You have a chance to win some awesome prizes if you fundraise the suggested minimum of $100 ($50 for youth participants under 18). Fundraising at least $100 ($50 for youth) gives you one (1) entry into the prize draw, and every additional $50 raised ($25 for youth) gives you an additional one (1) entry into the draw.
What types of Prizes can be won?
For complete prize details, visit our Sponsors and Prizes page.
Where does all the Fundraising money from Get UP go?
All funds raised for Get UP go directly toward United Way of Greater Moncton and Southeastern NB’s community-strengthening work across the region. United Way needs to raise $2.2 million by the end of the year to sustain our crucial investment in our network of 21 community agencies, who are on the frontlines helping the people and places who have been disproportionately impacted by the pandemic.