What is Yoga Reaches Out?
Yoga Reaches Out is an opportunity to do what you love to help kids. This yogathon brings together the nation’s yoga community to raise funds and find cures and treatments at Boston Children’s for children facing devastating diseases from around the world.
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Who can participate?
Yoga Reaches Out is open to all ages. All levels and styles of yoga practitioners are welcome.
How do I register?
Register as an individual, or join or start a team.
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What is the day like?
Yoga Reaches Out brings together thousands of yogis from all over to enjoy a day of yoga, fundraising, and empowerment. Three sessions will be led by top teachers from New England and beyond.
In total, there will be about five hours of yoga with breaks in between. Participants are encouraged to go at their own pace and enjoy the day.
Where does the money go?
Funds raised go to the Every Child Fund at Boston Children’s Hospital. Every child, no matter where they live or who they are, deserve lifesaving answers. We’ve cured more childhood diseases than any other hospital and we share those treatments with the world.
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How can friends/family/colleagues donate to my Yoga Reaches Out efforts?
Your supporters can donate by:
- Giving online by credit card on your personal fundraising page. Visit yogareachesout.org, click/tap the “DONATE” button then type in the participant's name under “Search for a Participant."
- Making a check out to Boston Children's Hospital. Please have your donor write your name and “Yoga Reaches Out” on the memo line, complete the check donation form and include it in an envelope with the check so we can ensure the donation is posted to your fundraising page.
- Giving you cash. Write a personal check or exchange cash for a bank check and mail it to us. Please write your donor’s information on the envelope so we can add them to your fundraising page.
- Giving through your Facebook Fundraiser. You must create your Facebook Fundraiser through the “Create your Facebook Fundraiser” button in your Yoga Reaches Out Fundraising Center for donations to be instantly added to your fundraising total.
How should I send my check donations to Boston Children’s?
Complete the check donation form and include it in an envelope with the check so we can ensure the donation is posted to your fundraising page.
Please mail checks made payable to Boston Children’s Hospital to:
Boston Children’s Hospital Trust
Attn: Gift Services
401 Park Drive, Suite 602
Boston, MA 02215-3354
Boston Children's Hospital's Tax ID number: 04-2774441
Will donors who give by check or cash appear on my personal fundraising page?
Yes. Our gift processing team will add donations received in the mail to your fundraising page. Since we are working remotely, it could take two weeks for checks to be reflected on your page.
Do you send acknowledgement letters for contributions?
Yes. Boston Children's Hospital acknowledges all gifts of $250 or more and sends receipts for these gifts per IRS guidelines. All online gifts will receive an automatic receipt by email.
Do I still need to raise the minimum if I join a team?
No, each individual is asked to pay a $25 registration fee and is not required to raise a fundraising minimum. We encourage teams to set a fundraising goal they want to hit. Patients and families facing deadly diseases need our support more than ever. We appreciate any fundraising support you can provide.
How do I learn more about matching gifts?
Download our matching gift guide »
Can I create a Facebook Fundraiser for Yoga Reaches Out?
When you register for Yoga Reaches Out you’ll be able to create a Facebook Fundraiser through your Fundraising Center. Please do not create a fundraiser directly through Facebook. Gifts made through a Facebook Fundraiser can only be counted towards your YRO fundraising total if it is created through your Yoga Reaches Out Fundraising Center.
Will gifts made through my Facebook Fundraiser appear on my fundraising page?
Yes, but only if you create your Facebook Fundraiser through your Yoga Reaches Out Fundraising Center. Any donation you receive from Facebook will be added to your fundraising total automatically.
Did you know we have a mobile app?
Log into your fundraising center to download our Yoga Reaches Out App or search ‘Yoga Reaches Out’ in your app store today! Fundraise on the go by monitoring your fundraising progress, sending emails, and updating your personal page via the Yoga Reaches Out mobile app.
How do I access the virtual event?
As we get closer to October 25, the Yoga Reaches Out team will send a unique link to all participants to access the virtual event.
Can I take a break? Will other participants see me?
Yes, please take breaks as needed. Participants will only see the teachers and not you practicing.
Is it OK if my kids are around?
Yes! This year there is no age limit for those participating virtually.
Where do I participate?
Anywhere you feel most comfortable! Now that the event is virtual, you can practice in your preferred environment.
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