Saturday, June 19, 2010

Ride for Shelter 2010

A couple of friends volunteer at the PADS shelter in Marquette Park. They are currently planning a fundraiser, and they could use your help. Their info follows.

It’s been a rough year for Southwest Chicago PADS. The economy is creating greater need for our services while donors, especially foundations, have less to give this year. We also have extra expenses related to the recent fire at the shelter.

To help meet these economic challenges, some PADS volunteers are organizing the 2010 Ride for Shelter----from the Mississippi to Marquette Park.

On June 26, bikers will set out from Clinton, Iowa, on a 2-day trek. Starting on the west bank of the Mississippi on Saturday 6/26, they will ride alongside Illinois cornfields and through towns like Sterling and Dixon. After resting overnight from the 100 mile jaunt in DeKalb, they will bike through St. Charles and Naperville, cross the I & M canal in Summit, and arrive at the shelter Sunday afternoon.

For donation sponsorship forms, or for more information, contact: Mary Harkenrider, Al Holdsworth or Pat Cummings.

You can make a donation by credit card on our web site or send a check to Southwest Chicago PADS, P.O. Box 29453, Chicago, IL 60629. Please note 2010 Ride on your online contribution or check.

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