Jan 5
With gratitude, a fond farewell
Three years ago, we started the Chicago Charity Challenge to motivate and inspire Chicago-area businesses and their employees to give back to the community through a year-long competitive challenge. Partnered with a charity of their choice, corporate teams since 2014 have contributed over $30 million and 100,000 hours to address issues such as hunger, homelessness,…
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Dec 29
December 2016 Cha Cha Newsletter
“Alone we can do so little. Together we can do so much.” – Helen Keller 2016: Giving at a Glance   Charitable Competitors Rise To Challenge We love bragging about our teams! Check out what our fearless 2016 competitors accomplished (Warning: this may inspire you…
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Dec 29
October 2016 Cha Cha Newsletter
“We make a living by what we get, but we make a life by what we give.” – Winston Churchill Coming Up Next! Dave & Buster’s FUNdraising Olympics Join us on Thursday, October 27 and play to win money for your charity AND…
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Dec 29
September 2016 Cha Cha Newsletter
#GiveBack4Fun To our magnanimous and motivated Challengers and supporters: We heard your message loud and clear, …Next year’s Challenge will last all year! We want our teams to have the opportunity to record ALL your philanthropy and have complete use of GiveTrak throughout the year, so we decided to start the 2017…
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Dec 29
August 2016 Cha Cha Newsletter
#GoForGold To our ambitious and altruistic Challengers: Just like our U.S. Olympians in Brazil, you tough competitors have proved this past month that you are in it to win it. We’ve checked the latest scores, and with over $6.2 million and more than 11,000 total hours logged, our judges are going to…
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Dec 29
July 2016 Cha Cha Newsletter
Mind. Blown. To our competitive and compassionate Challengers: Once again we are over the moon seeing the incredible numbers you’ve posted this month. You have raised over $5.7 million (!!) and donated more than 9,500 hours of your time to charities. All we can say? Just keep being amazing! Haven’t met our…
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Dec 9
Kolcraft Builds Nursery for Family Impacted by Prematurity
by Kimberly DeMeester, Marketing Manager at Kolcraft Enterprises Kolcraft Enterprises, a family-owned baby gear company based in Chicago, has provided generations of families with innovative crib mattresses, strollers, and other baby products since 1946. Supporting happy, healthy families has been a cornerstone of our business since our earliest beginnings, which is why we have partnered…
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Dec 8
2016 At A Glance: Challenger Highlights
What a year! The class of 2016 Challengers has truly shined through their give back efforts. Check out the recap of our competitors accomplishments: AHEAD & Gateway for Cancer Research New Challenger Gateway for Cancer Research, a 501(c)(3) organization committed to funding innovative cancer research, partnered with AHEAD, a Chicago based technology consulting company that…
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Dec 7
Make More Green at Your Next Golf Fundraiser
Make More Green at Your Next Golf Fundraiser
The Odyssey Golf Foundation is truly a one-of-a-kind nonprofit organization: they are the nation’s only 501(c)(3)-designated golf course. The Foundation provides reduced golf rates for charity fundraising events. The lower cost of an event for a nonprofit translates into more of the money raised going toward helping its mission. “We help organizations who are helping…
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Oct 26
Grand Slam for the Chicago Charity Challenge! We won the 2016 Chicago Innovation Awards People’s Choice
Last night, while the Chicago Cubs were making history by playing the first game in the 2016 World Series, the Chicago Charity Challenge also entered the history books with the equivalent of a Grand Slam in our world of corporate workplace giving! The Chicago Charity Challenge was announced as the People’s Choice for the Chicago…
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