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Events under 'Fundraisers/Benefits'

Eat Lunch at Pizza Ranch to support Love for Orphans (Sat. Jul 30, 2016 11:00 am - 3:00 pm)

Contact Info:

Pizza Ranch
903 W Jackson St.
Morton, IL 61550

Come out and eat with your family and friends at Pizza Ranch in Morton and 10% of all funds raised will benefit the Love for Orphans ministry through New Life Christian Church.

 

These funds will help to equip families involved in the fostering and adoption process.

Central Illinois FOOD4ALL (Mon. Aug 1, 2016 8:00 am)

Contact Info:

Midwest Food Bank Peoria
9005 N Industrial Rd
Peoria, IL 61614
(309) 691-5270
jsmithbrown@midwestfoodbank.org
https://peoria.midwestfoodbank.org/calendar/archive/2016/08

Fighting Hunger. Feeding Families. That’s what Central Illinois FOOD4ALL is all about - communities serving together to help neighbors in need.

 

August 1st kicks off FOOD4ALL, a month long event to raise funds and food supplies to benefit local families and area food pantries through the distribution of goods by Midwest Food Bank. Ready to fight hunger and feed families? Start fundraising August 1st! Checks should be made payable to Midwest Food Bank. Deliver funds raised on Saturday, August 27th and Sunday, August 28th to one of our 19 participating Kroger, Hy-Vee, and Aldi locations. Every dollar you raise helps fight hunger and feed families!

 

Register your fundraiser today. Host a dinner party and ask your friends to donate instead of bringing a dish. Walk or run a specified distance and have family members sponsor your effort. Ignite a workplace competition, ask employees to donate their loose change. “Do not withhold good from those who deserve it, when it is in your power to act.  Do not say to your neighbor, ‘Come back later; I’ll give it tomorrow’ – when you now have it with you.”  Proverbs 3:27-28

 

For more information, go to: Central Illinois FOOD4ALL Facebook page or call Lori Escalante-Allen at the number above.

ROY G BIV FUN RUN (Fri. Aug 5, 2016 6:00 pm)

Contact Info:

Woodlawn Arts Academy
3807 Woodlawn Rd.
Sterling, IL 61081
(815) 626-4278
info@woodlawnartsacademy.com
http://www.woodlawnartsacademy.com/

Getting its start in 2014, the Roy G Biv 5K Fun Run/Kids’ Run is the messiest and most colorful way to support Woodlawn Arts Academy! Throughout the course, participants are splashed with a nontoxic, biodegradable powdered color. By the end of the run, they are walking pieces of art.

 

Pre-party starts at 5 P.M.

Color throw & Awards at 7:30 P.M.

 

Visit the link above for more information and to register!

Run for Life 5K (Sat. Aug 6, 2016 7:30 am)

Contact Info:

Metamora Fields
801 W. Progress St.
Metamora, IL 61548
309-208-1121
rfl5k@yahoo.com
http://www.runforlife5k.info

Run for Life 5K run/walk, sponsored by Central Illinois Right to Life, will be a fun time.

 

There will be drawings for pies and golf passes, and trophies handed out in age categories. The course is flat so it's easy for both running and walking (especially for those pushing strollers!)

One Day to See Them All (Sat. Aug 6, 2016 9:00 am - 10:00 pm)

Contact Info:

Five Points Washington
360 N Wilmor Rd
Washington, IL 61571
(309) 629-9242
wcic@wcicfm.org
http://nlmed.convio.net/site/TR?fr_id=1050&pg=entry

Go on an adventure!

 

Join WCIC for their Lord of the Rings movie marathon, and help raise support for the station! 

 

Register through the link above and then invite your friends and family to support you as you "run your marathon" through watching all three of the Lord of the Rings movies in one day.

 

Blood Drive and Bake Sale (Sat. Aug 6, 2016 10:00 am - 2:00 pm)

Contact Info:

Concordia Lutheran Church-School-Preschool
2300 Wilshire Rd (Laketown Area)
Springfield, Illinois 62703
217-529-3307
church@concordiaspfld.org
http://www.concordiacares.org

The Bloodmobile from the Central Illinois Blood Center will be at Concordia Lutheran! Please consider coming out to give blood. It is a great way to help your community!

 

There will be a bake sale with all items under $1.00.

 

Lunches consisting of a hot dog, chips and a bottle of water will be on sale for just $1!

 

Weather permitting, there may be some games for kids on the lawn, such as a water balloon toss.    

"Fight the Fight Against Addiction" Awareness Walk (Sun. Aug 7, 2016 2:00 pm)

Contact Info:

"Fight the Fight Against Addiction" Awareness Walk
Pekin Lagoon
Pekin, IL 61554
https://www.facebook.com/groups/1672590746343138/

"Fight the Fight against Addiction...helping to save one life at a time"

 

We are an addiction awareness group started in Pekin, IL. Our goals are to spread awareness, raise money for a local addiction recovery group and help addicts and loved ones of addicts gain resources to fight this deadly epidemic. We don't want to lose one more loved one to addiction.  

 

The cost is free.  But T-shirts are being sold prior to the walk on the facebook page, and donations are accepted.  

OSF Run for Life (Mon. Aug 8, 2016 7:30 am)

Contact Info:

Metamora Fields Golf Course
801 Progress St.
Metamora, IL 61548
309-698-9736
http://www.peoria.life/runforlife5k

The course runs through this scenic new golf course and is all paved and much flatter than the old Bradley Park course. This makes for fast times for the runners and a very enjoyable time for those who choose to walk the course. In addition, the course is very accommodating for small children and parents who wish to push their infants in strollers. And, of course, everyone will be eligible for the pie drawing!

 

The registration fee for adults is $20 until July 29, after which it will be to $25 through race day. The fee for children 12 and under is $12 through July 29, and $15 after that.  There is $5 discount for participants in the IVS Grand Prix series.  Participants will again have the option of raising pledges in lieu of the entry fee. This is a great way to raise money for the Right To Life cause!

 

Visit the page above to register or get more information!

Pizza for 4 Paws (Mon. Aug 8, 2016 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm)

Contact Info:

Peoria Pizza Ranch
4114 N. Brandywine Dr.
Peoria, IL 61614
(309) 369-4183
kimberly.doremus@gmail.com
https://www.facebook.com/events/853930414719274/

4 Paws for Asher's Furry Friend will be holding a Community Impact Night at Peoria Pizza Ranch to raise money for 4 Paws for Ability, Inc., a non-profit agency which trains service dogs for children and veterans.

 

Asher Doremus is a local child who will benefit from a service dog for his sensory processing disorder.

Rib and Chicken Dinners (Sat. Aug 13, 2016 10:00 am)

Contact Info:

Unity House of Prayer
815 NE Perry Ave.
Peoria, IL 61603
309-231-5244

Please come out to Unity House of Prayer.  Rib and chicken dinners are being sold for $10 and includes a side and a dessert. All proceeds are being used to raise funds to support our pastor going on a mission trip to Kenya this September!!  Please come out to support a great cause and enable us to spread the good news of Jesus Christ across the globe.

 

If you have any questions or would like to donate, please contact Gwendolyn McBride at the number above. Thank you and God Bless.

18th Annual West Side Block Party (Sat. Aug 13, 2016 10:00 am - 2:00 pm)

Contact Info:

Bloomington First Christian Church
401 West Jefferson St.
Bloomington, IL 61701
jerobinson21409@yahoo.com

Local churches are continuing the nearly two-decade-old tradition of bringing health services, school resources, and pre-back-to-school entertainment to the community.

 

Each year, the block party distributes more than 1,000 school kits to students grades K through 8, helping save local families the often-significant cost of purchasing semester supplies. In addition, the annual event provides toothbrushes, floss, and free dental and health checks.

 

In addition to hotdogs and other refreshments, the event will feature carnival games and musical performances. 

 

Planned participants in the block party will include area human services agencies and non-profit groups, the Miller Park Zoo and the Humane Society of Central Illinois (both weather permitting), and Bloomington Fire and Police Departments. The Book Bike also will be onsite, with a book giveaway, along with face painting by the Zoo Lady, a raffle for kids’ bikes, FunBelievable Balloons, a bounce house, a cake walk, and an incline wall from Upper Limits.

 

 

Help the Homeless Golf Outing (Tue. Aug 16, 2016 11:15 am - 12:15 pm)

Contact Info:

Pine Lakes Golf Club
25130 Schuck Road
Washington, IL 61571
309-676-6416
prm@peoriarescue.org
http://www.peoriarescue.org

Come enjoy a great day of golf, good food, fellowship, and to hear more about the work going on at Peoria Rescue Ministries!

 

Registration Begins: 11:15 AM

Entry Fee: $125 (includes lunch, 18 holes of golf, cart, awards & prizes)

 

To register or to learn more about sponsoring the event, call or visit online!

DVI's Hike for Hunger (Sat. Aug 20, 2016 9:00 am)

Contact Info:

Forest Park Nature Center
5823 North Forest Park Drive
Peoria, Illinois 61614
309-676-4604
http://southsidemission.org/news-events-2/hike-for-hunger/

Celebrate South Side Mission's tenth anniversary!

 

This event, sponsored by David Vaughn Investments, features family-friendly trail hikes, bouncy toys, prizes, snacks, and a silent auction.

 

Participants are encouraged to bring donations for the food bank and household items that will be taken to one of the three South Side Mission Marts.

 

Registration is $20 for individuals and $50 for families.

Registration includes a t-shirt, hike premium, and the opportunity to earn trail tickets for the prize table items including an iPad Mini.

 

Register online now at the link above!

Central Illinois FOOD4ALL (Sat. Aug 27, 2016 10:00 am)

Contact Info:

Kroger Stores, Hy-Vee Stores and Aldi Stores
Peoria, East Peoria, Galesburg, Washington
Bartonville, Canton, Pekin, Chillicothe, Morton
309.691.5270
jsmithbrown@midwestfoodbank.org
https://peoria.midwestfoodbank.org/calendar/event/2016/08/01/central-illinois-food4all

Fighting Hunger. Feeding Families. That’s what Central Illinois FOOD4ALL is all about - communities serving together to help neighbors in need.

 

August 1st kicks off FOOD4ALL, a month long event to raise funds and food supplies to benefit local families and area food pantries through the distribution of goods by Midwest Food Bank. Ready to fight hunger and feed families? Start fundraising August 1st! Checks should be made payable to Midwest Food Bank. Deliver funds raised on Saturday, August 27th and Sunday, August 28th to one of our 19 participating Kroger, Hy-Vee, and Aldi locations. Every dollar you raise helps fight hunger and feed families!

 

Register your fundraiser today. Host a dinner party and ask your friends to donate instead of bringing a dish. Walk or run a specified distance and have family members sponsor your effort. Ignite a workplace competition, ask employees to donate their loose change. “Do not withhold good from those who deserve it, when it is in your power to act.  Do not say to your neighbor, ‘Come back later; I’ll give it tomorrow’ – when you now have it with you.”  Proverbs 3:27-28

 

For more information, go to: Central Illinois FOOD4ALL Facebook page or call Lori Escalante-Allen at the number above.

Teen Challenge Peoria Fall Fundraising Banquet (Tue. Sep 20, 2016 6:00 pm)

Contact Info:

Peoria Civic Center Ballroom
201 SW Jefferson Ave.
Peoria, IL 61602
(309) 673-3716
tci@teenchallengepeoria.org
http://www.teenchallengepeoria.org

The 17th Annual Teen Challenge Peoria Fall Fundraising Banquet is being held on Tuesday, September 20, 2016 at the Peoria Civic Center Ballroom.

Keynote Speaker is former Secretary of Transportation, The Honorable Ray LaHood. Peoria Mayor Jim Ardis will provide the welcome and Peoria Area Chamber of Commerce President and CEO, Jeff Griffin will Emcee the event. Special Music will be performed by the Pops Swing Band and Soloist Logan Everett from Crossroads United Methodist Church.

 

Tickets for the event are $40 each and a Table of Ten is $400. For tickets call or visit online.

Pro-life fish fry (Fri. Sep 30, 2016 5:00 pm)

Contact Info:

Knights of Columbus Spalding Council Hall
7403 N. Radnor Rd.
Peoria, IL 61614

A fish fry to benefit Central Illinois Right to Life. Catfish, chicken, cod and shrimp will be offered along with side dishes. There also will be a baked-goods sale.

 

Cost is $10 per person, or $5 for a child.

Chillicothe Weekend Snackpac 5K/10K/1 Mile Walk (Sat. Oct 1, 2016 8:00 am - 9:00 am)

Contact Info:

South School
616 W Hickory
Chillicothe,IL 61523
www.chillisnackpac.com

Join us for our annual fundraiser for the Chillicothe Weekend Snackpac program. Register today for the run/walk or support Snackpac by attending the pancake breakfast. Door Prizes Pancake Breakfast included with race registration.

 

RFID Timed: CnN Timing IVS Grand Prix Series.

 

Race Packet Pick Up begins at 7am day of race.