What if your daily exercise could make a difference? Join our virtual challenge to help provide opportunities for the youth, bring clean running water to the Navajo Reservation, and build a state-of-the-art bike and skate park.
Fundamental Needs is dedicated to being a charity that targets all aspects of deficiencies within communities instead of focusing on only one facet of the problem. Fundamental Needs enters with an open mind, asking questions before developing plans. Letting each community’s greatest needs guide the project.
Much of our work happens on the Navajo Reservation, where 1/3 of the population does not have access to safe drinking water or sanitation, 15,000 homes do not have electricity, and there are only 13 grocery stores exist on the 27,000 square miles. To combat these problems, we have developed an after-school program to hire high school students to build and install off-grid water systems while also learning about the concepts involved (plumbing, solar power, and financial literacy). We are currently in three towns (Rock Point, Sweetwater, and Red Mesa, AZ) and are in the process of replicating our program to help families in need in Farmington and Shipock, NM.
This year, we are helping our local community build the Lost Canyon Bike and Skate Park. According to Local United Way Surveys, Dolores and Towaoc have the least amount of out-of-school resources for youth. In an action sports park, kids can build healthy habits for an active lifestyle, set and achieve goals, learn the value of persistence & perseverance, experience accomplishment, and build confidence. With your help, we can build a state-of-the-art bike and skate park that will benefit Montezuma County and the surrounding area.
The goal is to have 100 teams of 10 Run/Walk/Ride 56,500 miles in the month of June. Unlike a traditional walk or run, this experience will be virtual, allowing individuals to participate wherever and whenever they decide within the timeframe of the challenge.
We will ask for a small donation of $25.00 from each participant, with 100% of the proceeds going directly to the projects discussed above. Our cumulative goal will be to raise $50,000 and make a real difference for families on the Navajo Reservation and youth in Montezuma County.
Follow these simple steps to participate:
• Register and join an already existing team or build your own
• Set up your devices (Fitbit, Garmin, etc.) or download our Charity Footprints Apple or Android app.
• Beginning June 1st through June 30th to engage in your aerobic activity of choice.
• Share your progress regularly on social media by posting pictures and short videos and spread awareness by word of mouth.