Bridges to Housing Stability's 2020 Chili & Challenge - This September

Updated: Sep 3

Let’s Have Fun and Make a Difference!

Participate in the Bridges to Housing Stability Chili & Challenge

Remember the Chili Cook-Off we held to support Bridges to Housing Stability at Christ Church in February? Chuck Rees was the winner from among many close contenders, including those pictured here. We raised $1,000, including a contribution by the Christ Church Youth Group! Our Cook-Off was a prelude to the annual Bridges community-wide Chili Cook-Off that was cancelled due to COVID. Now, Bridges has created the Chili & Challenge, a virtual 3-part event that encompasses the same fun and philanthropy but allows us to participate from home.


First, Bridges partnered with Tino’s Italian Bistro and Wine Bar and The Periodic Table for delicious, to-go chili meals. To help us win the challenge and make a difference for people struggling with homelessness and housing instability, you can purchase tickets for beef or vegetarian to-go chili meals and alcoholic beverages and/or donate to our virtual “tip jar” (our personalized donation webpage) by Friday, September 11th, by clicking on this link: http://www.bitly.com/cec4bridges. A portion of the ticket sales also goes to our “tip jar” in support of Bridges. The organization that raises the most “tips” will win the annual Golden Ladle. All meals (beef or veggie) must be picked up Sunday, September 13th between 12-4 pm at The Periodic Table, 8808 Centre Park Drive (on the other side of the street from Giant).


Second, on September 13th at 1 p.m., you can join the Virtual Chili & Challenge Watch Party online via https://youtu.be/Bhlg96oscqI that includes a 30-minute, pre-recorded program with speakers, dignitaries, and an announcement of the Gold and Silver Ladle winners. The money we raised in February will count toward the new Silver Ladle award for most donations made earlier in the year.


Third, you can use the same link above to participate in Bridges’ virtual silent auction of about 40 fantastic baskets that will be open for bidding from Sunday, September 6, at 8 a.m. until Wednesday, September 16, at 8 p.m. So PLEASE, click on the link now for more details and to participate in raising critical funds for Bridges!

NOTE: If you prefer to make a donation by check rather than online, please make it out directly to Bridges (and NOT to Christ Church) and be sure to note “Christ Church” in the memo line. It must be received at the Church office by Wednesday, September 9th. That means you will need to make an appointment with the office to bring it into Christ Church on that day, or mail it right away (keeping in mind the Labor Day holiday), or bring it to worship services if weather permits on August 30th or September 6th. To make sure donations are credited to our “tip jar,” we will hand carry any of these checks to the non-profit to meet its Friday, September 11th deadline. 




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