There is nothing better than sweating for a good cause. And you can skip your next leg day at the gym!
— Expedia Climber 2017
What is Stairing is Caring?
Stairing is Caring is a way for people to raise money for good causes.
The basic principle is that teams of 2 people take turns climbing a set of stairs. One person goes up and down the stairs, tags their partner, their partner repeats the process, and they do this for 45 minutes.
Prior to climbing, the teams of 2 people go out and solicit guesses from their network on how many stairs their duo will climb in 45 minutes. These guesses come with a monetary pledge on the team’s website.
An example would be, “I think Joe and Sally will climb 5,000 stairs in 45 minutes and I’ll pledge $25 to the cause.”
After the climbing is done, the climbers take the 2 closest guessers out to lunch (or some other pre-determined reward.)
100% of the funds raised go directly to the charitable cause.
Short video that goes through the process is below:
How Can You Set Up Your Own Event?
This site is meant to be a resource for anyone that would like to raise money for a charitable cause.
The format of the event itself is meant to be really flexible and easy to duplicate anywhere in the world. All you need is a set of stairs and people that care about a good cause. We’ve raised money for causes ranging from autism, to cancer care research, to domestic violence prevention, to helping fill local food banks.
If you have a cause that you’d like to raise money for, follow the Create Your Event prompts under the “Fundraise” call out on the home page.
You will need the following information:
- How many stairs are at your location from start to finish
- Start and end time
- Name of the charity you are raising money for
- The URL of the charity’s donation page (where people go to donate money to the charity online)
Answers to Frequently Asked Questions
- Stairs count up AND down
- Only one team member at a time is climbing the stairs
- Team members must alternate
- Team members must go all the way to the top of the stairs before turning around and coming down
- When 45 minutes is up, stop at the exact stair you’re on and figure out your total count from there