Frequently Asked Questions
Joining us for another great year of Wigglin' and Wagglin'? This year the event is completely online due to COVID-19. We want you to walk, sit or play and raise funds your way! Here's what you may need to know:
How do I sign up online?
On the home page of the Wiggle Waggle Walk website, click on "Register as an Individual" button. This will prompt you for your basic information (i.e. Name, Address, Email, etc…) and will direct you to set up your personal fundraising page. If you do not wish to register online you can safely collect a pledge form from the shelter. Please contact Pearl at firstname.lastname@example.org to have one emailed to you.
I've made a username, but I'm having trouble logging in. The website tells me the username is already in use. Help?
The username you would like to use might belong to someone else on another fundraising website. Try adding numbers to the end of your preferred username to make it more unique. You can also sign up using a social media tool that is unique to you, such as Facebook or LinkedIn. However, you do not have to sign in with social media. A simple email address will be sufficient.
Is there a fee to sign up?
No, the Wiggle Waggle Walk is a fundraising event and all participants are encouraged to sign up online and fundraise. Online fundraising is easy safe and secure. On average, participants who fundraise online raised 85% more!
Is there a deadline to sign up?
Participants are encouraged to sign up early and to maximize their fundraising using the online participant centre. Registration will close on September 13th, 2020 at midnight.
Do I have to sign up to participate in the Wiggle Waggle Walk - Your Way?
Yes, because the walk is fully online this year due to COVID-19, the best way to raise funds is to sign up online, collect pledges and share your story of how you #walkyourway on your social media channels for all to see!
What's the difference between signing up as a "Team" versus as an "Individual"?
We welcome everyone to sign up and fundraise however they like! When you sign up as an "individual" this means that you have your own fundraising goal and you will ask for pledges and donations on your own. When you sign up as a "Team" and fundraise with a group of people (virtually) (e.g. friends, colleagues, or family members) you can work together to reach your fundraising goal and you can maximize your fundraising efforts!
How do I raise Pledges?
For best results register online. It's easy to use, effective and secure. On average participants who fundraise online raise 85% more!
Try the Wiggle Waggle Walk - Your Way 5 Day Challenge to raise $250.00!
Day 1: Sponsor yourself $50 (or ask your spouse/partner to match your $25.00 personal pledge)
Day 2: Ask three relatives to sponsor you with $25
Day 3: Ask five friends to sponsor you with $10
Day 4: Ask five co-workers, clients, colleagues to sponsor you for $10
Day 5: Ask five neighbours or people from church or bowling league to sponsor you with $5
What are the benefits of online fundraising?
These are some of the top reasons for Fundraising Online:
- Reach more people; you can ask people from anywhere in the WORLD to support you
- You can track who has supported you, your goal and online pledges
- Access to social media
- Electronic receipts for charitable tax purposes will automatically be issued and emailed to your supporters
- It's easy, effective and secure!
Will I receive a tax receipt for my donations?
Absolutely! The Hamilton/Burlington SPCA follows the Canada Revenue Agency's guidelines for tax receipting. All donations of $25 and over will be issued a charitable receipt for income tax purposes. Please note: we can only issue tax receipts when all donor information is provided. Mandatory information includes: first name, last name, Address, City, Province, Postal Code, Phone Number and Email.