What is involved in participating in The Mission Project Independence Walk?

Participants register and recruit friends, family and co-workers to join the walk and/or ask for donations to The Mission Project to show support for the registered walker.


How are the funds raised in The Mission Project Independence Walk used?

Donations will support our mission of Independence for The Mission Project participants.  Funds raised from this event will help fund fitness sessions, nutrition classes, art and theater programs, and work transportation so our participants are able to maintain their employment. All of which play a big part in the independence of our participants.

To learn more about The Mission Project, visit our website.




How do I register?

Just enter your information on the homepage of this website to start registration.


Is there a registration fee?

Yes.  There is a $30 non-tax deductible fee. Everyone who registers and pays no later than August 11th will receive an Independence Walk t-shirt.


Do I need to register ahead of time?

We prefer that you do. Registering online gives you access to fundraising resources and lets us keep you updated on The Mission Project Independence Walk info. It also gives us an idea of how many people to expect at the walk, so we can plan ahead for refreshments, t-shirts and volunteer staffing.


If I’m not sure I’ll be able to participate until the day of the walk. Can I register at the  walk?

Yes, you can, but T-shirt quantity and sizes will be limited.


Do I register as an individual or create a team?

It’s up to you! You can choose to walk and fundraise individually, or gather a group of friends, family or coworkers and fundraise as a team.


How Can I Join A Team?

When you register, you can choose to join an existing team by searching for the team name.


What if I forgot my User Name and Password?

Click on Register/Login from menu bar. Your user name is most likely your email. Click Forgot Password and a password reset link will be sent to your email address.




Do I have to raise money?

While there is no fundraising minimum, we encourage you to raise money to support The Mission Project. There are also prizes awarded to anyone who raises $150 or more. See below.


Can I earn rewards for fundraising?

Yes, you can! All donations received by the day of the walk will qualify for a reward. A prize will awarded for every $150 you raise. You will have your choice of receiving a Mission Project duffel bag or a Dri Fit shirt. If you raise $300, you can choose both!


How are donations made?

Online donations in the name of a participant or a team can be made here. General donations can be made here. Cash and checks can be given to walk participants. All checks should be made payable to The Mission Project. Checks can also be mailed to:

The Mission Project

5909 Dearborn Street

Mission KS  66202


Are donations tax-deductible?

Yes, all donations to The Mission Project are tax-deductible to the extent allowed by law. 


When will I receive my tax receipt?

Tax receipts for donations made online are sent to the donor's email address immediately following the transaction.  Donations made by mail or brought to the walk will receive a tax receipt within 2 weeks of the date The Mission Project received the donation.


How is a donation made to a certain registered walker or team?

If you’d like to make the donation by credit card, you can search for the walker’s name here. Input the walker's name or the team name. If you’d like to make the donation by check, you can mail the check with a note stating it’s for The Mission Project Independence Walk and the walker or team name to:

The Mission Project

5909 Dearborn Street

Mission KS  66202


How do I donate to The Mission Project Independence Walk if I don’t know any of the walkers?

Online donations can be made on our general donation page. You can also mail a donation stating it is for The Mission Project Independence Walk to:

The Mission Project

5909 Dearborn Street

Mission KS  66202


Can I turn my donations in at the event?

Yes! Walk check-in will begin at 8:45 a.m. at Beverly Park. If you have cash to turn in, it will be helpful to have the donor’s name and address so they can receive a tax receipt.


What if I receive additional donations after the walk? Where should I send them?

Please send any additional donations you receive to the address below.  Please include a note stating it should be credited to The Mission Project Independence Walk, include the walk participant's name, and mail it to the following address:

The Mission Project

5909 Dearborn Street

Mission KS  66202


Can I enter checks or cash gifts into my online fundraising page?

No, the website is for credit card transactions only.  You can mail cash and checks to the address below no later than August 31, 2023 and they will be logged into your fundraising page, or you can bring cash and checks to the walk.

The Mission Project

5909 Dearborn Street

Mission KS  66202




What is a Personal Fundraising Page?

A Personal Page is your own webpage used for fundraising for The Mission Project Independence Walk. It’s a great way to notify people that you have joined The Mission Project Independence Walk. Once you register, you will automatically have a Personal Page created for you and the link is emailed to you. You can send that link to anyone you think would support you in the walk.





What should I bring on the day of the walk?

Make sure to bring any cash or check donations you’ve received. Also remember to bring cash if you wish to purchase raffle tickets for a chance to win some great prizes.


How long is the walk?

The walk is 2 miles long and takes place in Mission KS.  Please see the Walk Route Map page for a map of the walk route. There is also a 1-mile route for those who prefer to walk a shorter distance.


What should I wear?

Dress casually and wear comfortable shoes, but make sure to check the weather beforehand so you can dress appropriately.


What if there is inclement weather?

The Mission Project Independence Walk will take place rain or shine, so it's a good idea to plan accordingly in the case of inclement weather. In the event of severe weather conditions, we will notify walk participants by email about the status of the event.




Can I bring my dog?

Unfortunately, no. Due to safety concerns for both walk participants and canines, no dogs are allowed on the walk.


Where do I park?

Parking is available at the parking lot just south of Beverly Park, between the park and the bank.


Will food be provided?

There will be light refreshments such as fruit and granola or protein bars available before the walk begins at the Start/Finish area. 


Will water be provided?

Yes, there will be a water station at the 1-mile mark and also at the Start/Finish area  


Something’s come up and now I cannot make it to the event.  Where do I send my donations?

Please include a note with your name and mail donations to the following address:

The Mission Project

5909 Dearborn Street

Mission KS  66202


When will I receive my fundraising reward?

For anyone who raises $150.00 or more, prizes will be available for pickup approximately 6 weeks after the walk. You will be notified by email.


Are there refunds?

Sorry, we can't offer refunds.


What time does the walk begin?

The Mission Project Independence Walk will begin at 9:30 a.m., but you should arrive earlier to park, check-in, receive your t-shirt, turn in any donations you have, and purchase raffle tickets if you so choose. 


Still have questions?

Send us your question via the Contact Us page.