is hosting the Dollars4Disasters Step Challenge next week at The PPAI Expo in support of the Promotional Products Disaster Recovery Foundation (PPDRF). Participants can track steps on a device of their choice, Monday, January 14, through Thursday, January 17, and post their steps along with any pictures they’d like to share on the event’s Facebook page.

PPDRF has been set up to help promotional products industry members and nonmembers get back to business in the wake of a federally-declared natural disaster. The fund can help replace lost equipment and supplies—computers, cell phones, office supplies, promotional products catalogs and samples, provide a work area or give other assistance as needed to get a business up and running as soon as possible.

To register for the step challenge, make an online donation to PPDRF and bring the receipt to the regional association lounge in Reef E-F on Level Two of the Mandalay Bay Convention Center in Las Vegas on January 14 from 9-11 am or on Tuesday from 9 am -12 pm. Registration is open to those who donate a minimum of $10 to PPDRF. The winner gets a bag of promotional products provided by several industry suppliers, while the first 150 people to come to the regional association lounge will receive a Badger Ultimate SoftLock™ Sport quarter-zip shirt provided by S&S Activewear and a custom medal designed by EMT while supplies last.

As part of a bonus photo contest, 12 names chosen from photos posted on the Free Promo Tips Facebook page "Dollars for Disasters" will win a multi-function rally watch from Ariel Premium Supply. Winners can pick up their watch at Ariel’s booths #2513 - #2613 on Wednesday.

FreePromoTips’ Dollars4Disasters is supported by Dana Zezzo at American Solutions for Business, Megan Zezzo at S&S Activewear, Brian Stidham at EMT, Ariel Premium Supply, David Hawes, MAS, and PromoCorner.