Team Sandy Hook Promise

Get fit and have fun while fundraising for gun violence prevention.

Get Active for a Cause

Put your fitness into fundraising for a cause you care about! While many marathons, 5Ks and athletic events have been cancelled, the need to protect children continues. That’s why we’ve launched our virtual Team Sandy Hook Promise. From a safe social distance, your steps, miles and workouts support our lifesaving violence prevention programs.

Fundraise for Gun Violence Prevention

Since the start of the pandemic, depression, social isolation and gun purchases have been on the rise. Now more than ever, our ambition is to bring our proven “Know the Signs” programs to even more communities in need at no cost.

Your fundraising helps support our programs, including educational materials, materials, crisis counselors and training staff. Your generosity also funds research to improve programs and developing new ways to end gun violence against children. 

How Do You Start a Charity Fundraiser?

Getting started is easy! You can host a virtual fundraising event, walkathon or build a virtual team through our new partnership with GoFundMe Charity. Plus, first 100 fundraisers who raise $100 will receive a Sandy Hook Promise wristband!* It’s just three simple steps to get started.

1. Sign up

Create your free, personal fundraising page at GoFundMe Charity.

2. Set Your Goals

Select fitness and fundraising goals that are ambitious, achievable, and right for you.

3. Spread the Word

Share your fundraiser with your friends and family in social media and beyond.

Team Member Benefits

Anyone can hold a fundraiser for Sandy Hook Promise. Whether you’re walking your first 5K or competing in an elite triathlon, we value all of our supporters. Our staff and volunteers are here to help you meet your fitness and fundraising goals. As a member of the team, you’ll get:

A free, personal webpage page on GoFundMe

A downloadable fundraising guide and regular tips

Invites to Zoom webinars with our fundraising, fitness and running coaches

Opportunity to earn Team Sandy Hook Promise (SHP) merch*, including limited-edition gear:

$500 – SHP baseball cap & water bottle

$1000 – SHP Tote bag gift set: car magnet, water bottle, cap and t-shirt

$5000 – Professional quality marathon / cycling shirt, SHP tote bag gift set and exclusive webinar with Sandy Hook Promise leadership

*The fundraising deadline for founding members of Team Sandy Hook Promise to be eligible for promotional merchandise is December 31, 2020. Gifts will be awarded based on your final fundraising total and do not compound. To claim your gift, please email Team Sandy Hook Promise by January 31, 2021 and include a link to your fundraising page.  

Other Ways to Help

If you’re holding an event which involves fundraising on channels other than our official GoFundMe or Facebook or are raising donations offline, such as collecting cash or checks, please do download and read our full guide. Just fill out the form on this page and you’ll get a link and an email with further information about fundraising for Sandy Hook Promise. 

Many states have consumer protection rules around fundraising to protect you and the causes you support. Please download the guide and sign up to get extra guidance and support for your event.

Fundraising Guide

Download your guide with tips for a successful fundraiser.