Mission: Solve Hunger
As the race has grown, so has the impact. Chiditarodders pack some serious potential, check out the history of our food and fundraising in our Partners page. 2013 will be a banner year for our charitable impacts, and here’s why.
Some of you may be wondering about charitable beneficiaries for Chiditarod VIII.
Food: Greater Chicago Food Depository
We are teaming up with our friends at the Greater Chicago Food Depository (GCFD) once again for all non-perishable food donations (of which each team is required to bring a minimum of 55 lbs in 2013).
Funds: Chiditarod Foundation
The big NEW news of this year is that we have a freshly minted Chiditarod Foundation that is the beneficiary of your fundraising efforts. To learn what this is all about, and why it’s going to rock, please check out the Chiditarod Foundation page.
How do I get Started?
Your team can set up a fundraising page easily and for free. The money raised through your personal web page will benefit the Chiditarod Foundation, and will be tax-deductible by the end of 2013. Your donors will receive email “Thank You” letters for use on their taxes. We have again partnered with WePay.com so each team can create their own online fundraising page and compete against the other teams for the elusive — exclusive — Best in Fundraising trophy! You can set up your own fundraising page by following the simple steps below. If you have any challenges or concerns, click here to contact us.
- Fill out the form in Step 2.
- You’ll shortly be contacted within 1 business day by our friends at WePay with your login instructions for your fundraising page.
- Customize your fundraising page and get crackin’! If you’d like, feel free to copy and paste the description below onto your fundraising page or create your own.
- Dear friends, on March 2nd, 2013, I will be participating in the 8th annual Chicago Chiditarod. If you have never heard of it, the Chiditarod is a mobile food drive that combines elements of Alaska’s Iditarod with a costumed race and Chicago’s own unique brand of social activism. Basically, I will be donning a ridiculous costume while pushing a shopping cart filled with canned food down the streets of Chicago. This is a crazy event with a very serious cause — feeding the hungry. We are asking for your support to help us raise our fundraising goal of $_________. The Chiditarod Foundation is a new not-for-profit dedicated to solving Chicago’s hunger challenges. The Foundation plans to provide funds raised during the 2013 Chiditarod to vetted 501(c)3 organizations throughout the city who are solving hunger in innovative ways. The Chiditarod Foundation seeks to alleviate hunger and solve the root causes of hunger through creativity, engagement and direct action. Food and food security is an essential and necessary ingredient in life. We believe in Chicago and that no one should go hungry! The foundation is completing its 501(c)3 status in 2013.Your generous donation supports grassroots, hunger-fighting initiatives. Organizations like food banks, urban farms, educational programs, mobile farmers markets, and more! Thank you so much for your generous contribution! It will make a huge difference in someone’s life.To learn more about The Chiditarod Foundation, you can visit our website: www.chiditarodfoundation.org