A future without poverty is within walking distance.

Women and girls in developing countries walk an average of six kilometers every day to collect essentials such as water and food for their families, leaving little time to go to school or earn money.

CARE is working to change that. And you can too.

CARE’s Walk In Her Shoes challenge is a global movement that gives you an opportunity to show your solidarity with women and girls in developing countries – all while raising critical funds to help them lift themselves out of poverty.

The challenge is simple – but it has a huge impact:

  1. Sign up now to Walk In Her Shoes - you can join a team, start a team or walk on your own.
  2. Using our online fundraising tools, emails and sample letters, reach out to your networks to donate to your walk campaign. Every dollar makes a difference for women and girls.
  3. Join hundreds of other participants at Parliament Hill on Tuesday March 6th. Beginning with registration and addresses from dignitaries on Parliament Hill at 11:30am, the short symbolic walk (approximately 1500 steps) will end at Ottawa City Hall with lunch and activities wrapping up at 1:00pm. Participants are encouraged to complete the remaining steps on their own over the course of the day.
  4. The top 3 fundraising participants will receive a $250 gift card to St. Laurent Shopping Centre.

Register now!

For more information or registration assistance, please contact walk@care.ca.