FAQs

Questions for trekkers

What is the goal of Miles for Smiles?


The goal is to raise money to benefit the clients of AKIM-Jerusalem, enhancing their quality of life and facilitating their inclusion in the wider community.




How much does it cost?


The registration fee for participation in the trek is $100. All the trekkers will receive a t shirt, face mask and a baseball cap.




How it this year's trek going to happen?


Individuals and small groups will walk or hike anywhere in the world -in their own neighborhood, local park or forest- while complying with relevant restrictions in order to keep everyone safe and healthy. Trekkers will be able to reach their 100km target by hiking in familiar territory close to wherever they live without travelling down South to the virtual route




How do I go about fundraising?


We recommend turning to everyone you know. Use social media. Start by contacting friends, family, and personal connections. They usually respond positively to requests for donations ONCE YOU TELL THEM ABOUT THE SERIOUS EFFORT YOU ARE MAKING AND THE WONDERFUL WORK OF AKIM-JERUSALEM.




How much am I asked to raise ?


Each trekker will be asked to raise $500 (minimum) by finding sponsors or funding yourself. Families and groups of up to four people will be asked to raise $ 750.





Questions for donors

What is the goal of Miles for Smiles?


The goal is to raise money to benefit the clients of AKIM-Jerusalem, enhance their quality of life and facilitate their inclusion in the wider community.




If as a sponsor I'm not interested in donating through the internet are there other ways to give?


There are many ways to give. Please don’t hesitate to contact us through the CONTACT page for additional information.




Are the donations tax deductible?


If you donate through the website you will receive an immediate electronic receipt recognized for tax purposes.




Why is it important for us to know who you are sponsoring?


We would like to emphasize the importance of specifying the trekker’s name when you donate. By doing so you will enable us to work efficiently and to update the trekker on progress in reaching their target. Please remember to do so!