ANNUAL BOARD FUNDRAISING EVENTS
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23rd Annual race with your heart - saturday june 8, 2019
We are already gearing up for our 2019 Race with your Heart which will be held on Saturday, June 8, 2019 at the Eureka Lake, Eureka IL. We are excited to be teaming up with Shazam Racing this year to bring you a bigger and better race day!
Join us for a leisurely 2 mile walk on a flat surface around Eureka Lake or enter into one of our two challenging and competitive races. Our race course is beautiful; going through the woodlands along Eureka Lake and through local subdivisions. Both 5K and 10K Distance available. Course is mostly flat with a couple of significant hills ascending Eureka Lake dam.
Pre-register by May 9 for $25 and be guaranteed an official race t-shirt, or sign up until race time for $30. $50 gift certificate to male and female overall race winners plus medallions awarded to top three male and female finishers in every age grouping. We will have raffles, free continental breakfast and cookies, along with a family-friendly post-race celebration! So plan to participate or bring your cheering section as everyone goes home a winner because it supports the Heartline and Heart House mission.
Packet pickup available Friday evening, June 7 from 6:30 -7:30 pm at the Heart House (300 Reagan Drive, Eureka)
Same Day Registration and Packet pickup beginning at 6:15 am Saturday, June 8 at the Lake Pavilion
5K & 10K begin promptly @ 7:30 am
2 Mile walk begins at 8:45 am
Thank you to our 2018 Corporate Sponsors - Parsons Company & Vivo Technology; Silver Sponsors - CEFCU, Eureka Community Bank, Dr Steven & Patty Jones, Anonymous - In Memory of Justin; Bronze Sponsors - Advocate Healthcare, Blunier Implement, Commerce Bank, Distinctly Clean, Eureka Rotary, Goodfield State Bank, Hartter Interiors, Lone Wolf Concrete, McDonalds, Midwest Repair, Roanoke Motors, Selvey's Busy Corner, TCI Companies, Martin Sign Service and many other financial and in kind supporters.
A Night to end homelessness
7 pm Friday November 8 until 7 am Saturday November 9, 2019
Grace Church of the Nazarene in Eureka
Are YOU up to the challenge?
On any given night in our community there are men, women and children who do not spend the night in their own homes. They stay with friends and relatives, in shelters, and in cars. This event gives us an opportunity to raise awareness of homelessness and participants will be able to experience a bit of what it might be like to be outside, overnight, living in a car.
Night in a Car begins Friday, November 9 at 7pm at Grace Church of the Nazarene in Eureka with an evening program that is open to the entire community and will feature the Dream Center- Peoria Poverty Simulation. This simulation will be a great program for all ages to participate in and allow for a better understanding of what it is like to live in poverty.
After the program, those participants who wish to continue with a LIVE simulation of what it might be like to be homeless can choose to spend the night in their own car in the parking lot of Grace Church of the Nazarene. We ask that each car participating donate $1,000 for Heartline and Heart House to support the experience and directly support the individuals served by Heartline and Heart House. The more people in your car, the more people you can reach and the more funds you can donate to the event.
What if it rains? What if it is really cold out? What if the car runs out of gas? All of these things could happen—and it does happen to people living in our community who really must live in their car. It will all be part of the experience! The event will conclude Saturday, November 10 at 7AM with a breakfast. All participants who sign up by October 15 and make it through the night in their car will receive a t-shirt stating “I survived a night in a car.”
You provide your own car! Teams are welcome! Gather your friends, co-workers and church members together.
Each vehicle is asked to raise a minimum of $1000.
Register your vehicle by October 15th to ensure you receive a "I survived a Night in a Car" t-shirt.
DECEMBER -- BELL RINGING CAMPAIGN
We are able to keep 100% of our donations collected through the Salvation Army Bell Campaign to disburse through our Heartline Program which directly assists individuals and families living in Woodford County.
We ring our bell on at least 5 different days during the holiday season at several Woodford County locations. Volunteers are needed to cover 1 (or more) hour time slots throughout the holiday season. To sign up for our kettle bell ringing campaign, please go to the link below and you will see a list of times that are still available.
Thursday, April 25, 2019
3:30 pm - 7:30 pm (or until spaghetti is gone!)
Heartline Community Room @ 300 Reagan Drive, Eureka
A great opportunity to bring our community together while raising awareness and funds for Heartline and Heart House. The annual spaghetti supper and bake sale is open to everyone. Dine in or carry-out available. Cost is $8 per person (Kids under 12 $4 each) for dinner. The bake sale is by donation.
Volunteers are needed to bake, set up/clean up and serving. Call us for information on how you could help!
Thank you to our 2018 Corporate Spaghetti Supper Sponsors who made our event a huge success!
Spaghetti Sponsors $200.00 - Agent Duane Schroeder State Farm Insurance, Goodfield State Bank, Lifts of Illinois, Sancken Automotive, & Pete & Carol Hughes; Salad Sponsors $150.00 --Eureka Family Dental and Brookside Landscapes; General Sponsors $100.00 El Paso Veterinary Services, Heinhold Heating & A/C, Heartland Bank & Trust, Heritage Healthcare, McDonald's Metamora,Stoller Law Office & American Buildings Company. Thank you to our community for other generous financial donations and in-kind giving.