May 4, 2022
We’re inching closer and closer to event weekend, and the energy for the Ride is heating up! We’re seeing lots of team fundraisers being planned. As of today, we are 43 days away from event weekend!
After some delay due to weather, we are well into our training season. This Saturday (5/7), we’ll do our first 50-mile training ride. We’ll have a shorter distance available too. Please arrive at Winnemac Park by 7:45 AM for intros & stretching. Ride out at 8 AM. The Ride with GPS route is here.
Send Patrick an email if you plan to be there at email@example.com.
It looks to be cooler on Saturday, so dress accordingly! Here are some suggestions for cycling in cooler temperatures.
Fundraising Tip of the Week: Matching Gifts
Make every donation go even further with a matching gift. Matching gifts are charitable donations where companies match employee donations to nonprofits. Employers and employees make matching gifts together. When an employee donates, they ask their employer for a matching gift. This allows the employee to DOUBLE the impact of their donation.
Find out if your company has a matching gift program. If so, fill out the necessary paperwork. As soon as TPAN receives the matching gift notification from your company, we will add it to your fundraising page. Double your donations! If you have questions about matching gifts, send us an email.
TPAN Program of the Week: Healthy Outcomes through Prevention and Education
TPAN's HOPE (Healthy Outcomes through Prevention and Education) program is for same-gender-loving males, 18-24. We also provide services to young, African American, cisgender women. We discuss important topics such as mental health, HIV, spirituality, and how to keep ourselves safe and sane during these challenging times. Jeffrey Pulliam is the program manager for the HOPE program. He and his team make sure clients are off the streets, even if it's a temporary shelter until long-term housing can be secured and that they have food and transportation to get to important appointments. Jeffrey also oversees TPAN food pantry. He says, "Many of my clients don't know where their next meal is coming from. With the pantry, I know they will have enough food to last them a few days until they can come back to TPAN.”
Grants aren't enough to ensure the continuation of this program. We depend on your participation and fundraising for TPAN's Ride for Life Chicago to make programs like HOPE possible. Don't forget to inform your donors and potential donors about TPAN's work to help them understand the impact of their donation.
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CPR Training: Wednesday, May 18, 5:30 PM at TPAN
TPAN is hosting a CPR/AED training session for volunteers and crew. Space is limited to 25 people. If you are signed up as a volunteer or crew and want to attend, send an email to Andrew to reserve your space.
Team Cheetah Fundraiser: Sunday, May 22, 2-5 PM at Marty’s Martini Bar.
There will be prizes, a silent auction, and a 50/50 raffle.
Upcoming opportunties for training
Saturday, May 7, 7:45 AM at Winnemac Park
Monday, May 9, 6 PM Specialized Lincoln Park