FAQs


What if I can't get to Adelaide?

Not a worry – we have Walks in other locations too!

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If you want to do a Walk at your school, church or with friends, click here to find out how.

If you want to do a Walk by yourself, click here to find out how.


Can I run instead of walk?

Yes, runners are very welcome; however, be aware that there will not be a truck to carry packs. Also, there will be limited (or no) drink stations along the way. Check the information for your particular Walk to find out more.


Run?? I can hardly walk!

That's OK! Some walks have shorter options - check the information for your particular Walk to find out more.

If you're in Adelaide, you may be interested in joining us for the German Farmhouse Breakfast and Opening Ceremony, and then joining the Hahndorf Lutheran Historical Tour. Registrations are essential and places are limited, so hurry!

If you're not up to walking at all, there are so many other ways to participate. Sponsor a walker, sponsor a team or simply donate. Pray. Volunteer. Contact Kirra to find out how you can help!


Can I walk as a team with my family or friends?

Yes! It's easy to create and join a team.

Have one person register and create their own Walk fundraising page. Once you've created it, you will be able to create your own team from your personalised dashboard.

You can then invite others. They can create their own fundraising pages and choose to join your team if they like. Easy!


What if I share the same email address as someone else? How do I register?

The system won't accept an email address is it has already been used to register someone else.

Email addresses need to be unique to each Walker.

PLUS the email needs to be valid so you receive notifications.

Below is a way to technically use the same email twice, or more (and still receive emails for both accounts).

1. The first person signs up with the desired email. For example markd@gmail.com

2. The second person signs up with the same email but add +something. For example markd+something@gmail.com or markd+second@gmail.com, this can be any word (even a number, as long as it start with +. So markd+2@gmail.com would also work). You can register a whole family this way. Just keep adding a different word/number after the + sign.

3. All registrations will go through and walkers will be able to login with the email specified above.

4. Emails and notifications sent to either email but end up in the same inbox. 

This way to the system, the user is fully unique, whilst at the same time the emails are functional for receiving notifications.


How do I share my fundraising page?

There are a few ways you can do it. The easiest way is to follow these 4 steps:

  1. Click on ‘Walkers/Teams’ at the top of this page
  2. Type your name into the Search box
  3. Click on the picture of your Walk
  4. This is the page to share with your friends, family, your hairdresser – everyone you know!

OR you can do it this way:

  1. Login to your Dashboard by clicking Login on the menu at the top of this page OR use the Go To Dashboard button in your registration email. (If you're already logged in, simply go to Dashboard at the top of this page).
  2. Click on Edit Profile in the left-hand menu.
  3. Complete your profile. (If you don’t want to add your own photo or description, a generic Walk My Way one will display on your page. It’s fine to use this.)
  4. Click Update Profile at the bottom of the page.
  5. Scroll up and click View Public Profile.
  6. This is the page to share with your family and friends and ask them to sponsor you. Copy and paste the URL and share on email, social media and SMS. The easiest way to share on Facebook is to simply click on the Facebook icon on this page. 

Still unsure? Just call or email. us!


Are donations tax-deductible?

Yes! Donations over $2 are tax-deductible. Your friends and family can donate any amount they like to support you.

They can find you or your team here. You can also share the link to your personal fundraising page on Facebook or by email.


What do I do with cash donations from family and friends?

Follow these easy steps:

1. Deposit the funds into the ALWS account, details as follows:

  • Commonwealth Bank, Account name: ALWS Overseas Aid Fund
  • Account number: 0093 0721
  • BSB: 062 500
  • Reference: Your full name + postcode + WMW (if space allows!)

2. Send an email to alws@alws.org.au with the following details:

  • Your name
  • The amount deposited
  • The date deposited
  • The full names, addresses, email addresses and amount donated of any of your supporters who require a tax receipt and/or who wish to be acknowledged on your fundraising page (note that we can't issue receipts to 'Nan' or 'Aunt Mary' - full names are required!) It may be easiest to download this sheet and use it when collecting cash donations - then you can just attach it to your email to ALWS when you pay in the funds.

3. We’ll take care of the rest! We’ll send out receipts to your supporters who need them, and add their names to your fundraising page so their donation is added to your total. Hooray!


Who's organising Walk My Way?

Walk My Way is an initiative of Australian Lutheran World Service (ALWS), the Lutheran Church of Australia's Overseas Aid and Resettlement Agency. You can find out more about ALWS here


What does this have to do with The GRACE Project?

Walk My Way is part of The GRACE Project, aiming to support 40,000 refugee children to go to school. Find out more about The GRACE Project here


Got more questions?

Simply get in touch. Call us on 1300 763 407 or email Kirra at walkmyway@alws.org.au We'd love to help!