A portion of our proceeds go towards our two great Charity Partners, the Vineyard Food Pantry and Foundation 65. Please also consider donating to these wonderful charities when registering for the event.
We will be collecting canned goods before the race to benefit the Vineyard Food Pantry (formally known as the Harvest Food Pantry). Please bring non-perishable food items to donate to this worthy cause.
Accepted Food Items: https://evanstonvineyard.org/food-pantry
Vineyard Food Pantry distributes bagged groceries to families in need. They opened in January 2005 serving 3-5 families a week. Their ministry has grown and they now serve 200-250 families each week. The Food Pantry serves anyone who needs to make ends meet.
Foundation 65 supports educator-led initiatives related to literacy and the arts so that our Evanston/Skokie District 65 school district can strive for educational equity. We are especially focused upon the ways in which racialized disparities in education impact the children in our educational system. Foundation 65 has committed to supporting educational equity within Evanston/Skokie District 65. Our work supports educator efforts through Strategic, Engagement, and Change Agent grants.
Please visit www.foundation65.org to learn more or follow us on Facebook or Instagram.
The Evanston Running Club will be on-site collecting shoes of all kinds to be donated to Changing Footprints. Please drop off any shoes to be donated to their club tent.
We will be collecting the following new or slightly used items for Connections For The Homeless on site: Men’s fall clothing, adult underwear, pants size 30 or above, t-shirts, sneakers, ponchos, and umbrellas. These items can be dropped off at the table next to packet pick-up tent.