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Lace up with Tzu Chi Southern Region and walk for a cause! We’re rallying our neighbors, friends, and families for a fun 5K walk that raises awareness of and generosity towards our charity programs and education mission. Whether you walk, run, or bike, join us in putting compassion into action!

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SATURDAY, November 12 2022

9:30am – 12:30pm CT

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Tzu Chi USA National Headquarters

1100 S. Valley Center Ave. San Dimas, CA 91773
(rain or shine)

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Participate from your favorite local park on the same day or anytime by the end of April 17.

Crain Park

9051 Triola Lane Houston, TX 77036
(rain* or shine)

*In case of severe weather conditions, please check this webpage for further updates.

WHY WALK?

The Compassion in Action: 2022 Tzu Chi Walkathon raises awareness of and fundraises for our education mission and charity programs.

After many years of hard work and effort since 1996, the Tzu Chi Great Love Preschool and Kindergarten finally opened its doors at our campus in Houston, TX in 2014. Since that time, our education mission has filled unique gaps that exist in early childhood education programs through…

  • bilingual Chinese-English instruction, helping young children build cross-cultural bridges
  • dynamic character education curricula, designed to strengthen positive social and behavioral development as children grow

Bilingual Chinese-English instruction, helping young children build cross-cultural bridges

Dynamic character education curricula, designed to strengthen positive social and behavioral development as children grow

At the same time, our charity programs over the years have addressed the needs of underserved populations across Texas, Louisiana, Missouri, Alabama, Georgia, and Florida. We’ve provided aid in times of disaster and have supported families experiencing hard times. These have included…

  • emergency and long-term aid through Hurricanes Ida, Harvey, Michael, Irma, and Katrina (including cash cards, eco-blankets and scarves, toiletries, and more)
  • charity services like food distributions, school supply donations, clothing drives, and individual case management

Emergency and long-term aid through Hurricanes Ida, Harvey, Michael, Irma, and Katrina (including cash cards, eco-blankets and scarves, toiletries, and more)

Charity services like food distributions, school supply donations, clothing drives, and individual case management

We also especially focus our charity services on populations that are largely underserved.

With funds you help raise through the 2022 Tzu Chi Walkathon, you help support the development of our character education curricula and bolster our charity programs.

Above all, the Walkathon is a chance for all of us to come together after a long and grueling pandemic, have fun, and support a great cause.

HOW IT WORKS

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1. REGISTER & LAUNCH YOUR PERSONAL FUNDRAISER
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2. SHARE IT WITH FAMILY AND FRIENDS
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5. GET SOCIAL

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WALK IN HOUSTON

WALK IN YOUR CITY

SUPPORT

All participants and teams have their own fundraiser pages. You may donate to any of your choosing!

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VOLUNTEER

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Want to help as a Walkathon volunteer? There’s lots to do, whether it’s setting up tables, helping people check-in, giving out water, or cheering people on.

SPONSOR

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Interested in becoming a Walkathon sponsor? Help us keep costs low and support our fundraising goals all at once. Explore our sponsorship packages and perks now.

OUR SPONSORS

FAQ

RallyUp is a platform that makes online fundraising easier – and more personal – than ever. We will also use the information you enter as your registration. From here, you’ll be able to set up a fundraising page for the 2022 Tzu Chi Walkathon in your name. Once you’re set up, you can customize it to include photos and videos that share why you’re participating with your family and friends.

While RallyUp is a free platform, you will be charged a minimal online payment processing fee at checkout. However, to support the platform, you may choose to provide a “tip.”

In addition to platform costs, you will see an option to “tip” RallyUp. RallyUp does not charge Tzu Chi USA for using its platform, which allows all of your raised funds to go directly to us. At the same time, we do encourage you to consider a small tip to RallyUp that will support its ability to keep this platform free and easy to use for charities like ours.

The $25 registration fee helps us cover event-related costs (including a t-shirt in your size and lunch for all participants). This helps us operate the event smoothly and conveniently for all participants to enjoy.

Sure! We welcome sentient beings in all their shapes and forms. If you are walking in your own city, just check to make sure the place you’ll walk allows pets and follow their rules accordingly.

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