A portion of our proceeds go towards our two great Charity Partners, the Vineyard Food Pantry and C.A.R.E Animal Shelter. 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.
Community Animal Rescue Effort (C.A.R.E.™) is a volunteer-driven, nonprofit organization with a mission to serve the communities of Chicago’s North Shore by fostering and supporting healthy, positive relationships between people and companion animals. C.A.R.E. rehomes companion pets into safe, healthy, lifelong homes; serves as an educational and counseling resource; and works to reduce pet overpopulation.
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.