"Steppin’ Up is my favorite event, I love my team, my community, and TPN."


Information for Teams

Why are teams so important to Steppin' Up?


Did you know teams raise over 65% of all the money collected for Steppin' Up to End Violence? Each year, our event has grown, thanks in large part to TEAMS! As individuals come and experience the fun and meaning of Steppin’ Up, they are inspired to come back and bring some friends! New teams form, returning teams strengthen, and participation increases.

Sample Fundraising Ideas:

Looking for some creative ways to help your team fundraise? Past teams have organized dress-down days, raffle baskets, dances, dinners and bingo--all to raise funds while having FUN with their team. 

We have a tip sheet of creative ideas and ways to find a fundraiser that might work for YOUR team!

"Steppin' Up was one of the highlights of my third grade students' year. They trained for the race as a class, and were excited to complete the race together, while supporting a worthy cause. As a teacher, it was gratifying to see my class so excited about supporting our community, and supporting each other as they walked and ran the course. I hope to compete with my class again this year." 

Eileen Feleen, Teacher, Maple Avenue School

"My co-workers and I have fun raising money 
for such an important cause."

Teams can be any size


It is the heart and the spirit and not the size that makes our teams stand out. Invite a few friends to join you; ask your co-workers to join an office team; encourage your child’s school to create a team of students, parents and teachers; ask your faith community if their mission or outreach committee can support this event; or have a combined family and friends team.  We want to make the process of leading a team as easy and fun as we can.


We are here to help!  


Friendly Competition! 


Does your business or company have departments or branches? Challenge each other to see who can recruit the most team members or raise the most money. Consider taking your fundraising to the next level by challenging another business to see who can win bragging rights as top fundraiser. 

What is involved in being a Team Leader? 

Team Leaders play a critical role in the success of Steppin' Up. Your enthusiasm for helping TPN and leading a team are what make it all come together. We will provide the details and information, you provide the heart! We have listed the steps that may be helpful to you along the way. READ THEM HERE.  TPN is here to support you and provide the information you need to make this a fun experience. You decide how much time you have to devote to being a team leader.

We think it's an amazing event and we are delighted others think so, too.


Forms and Materials

CLICK HERE to find the forms you need, or call TPN to pick up the Steppin' Up Team Leader Packet. The packet has all the forms you and your teammates need: brochures, pledge forms, creative fundraising ideas, etc.

How does a team raise money?

In addition to collecting pledges from family, friends and co-workers, you can utilize our free on line fundraising tool. It's a fast and easy way to let others know you are helping Turning Points Network. Follow the easy steps to create your own page and then email that link to your contacts near and far; it's a great tool to share on social media. Participants report a huge jump in fundraising when they use this tool!


If planning an event or activity to benefit your team (including raffles) please read our FUNDRAISING GUIDELINES.

Compassionate Corporate Match Opportunity


Increase your team’s fundraising power—check with your business or organization to see if they offer corporate match giving. 


Click HERE for the corporate match form.

Congratulations to the Sullivan County Health Care Squeakee Sneakers for winning 
recognition from the state for their fundraising efforts!