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Three Squares New England Ride for Food September 15
What is it? A bike ride to raise money for food programs in several Greater Boston communities---including Food For Free. The ride consists of a 12, 25, or 50 mile course beginning and ending at the Noble and Greenough School in Dedham. Food For Free’s share of the proceeds will support the ongoing expansion of our Home Delivery Program, which brings food to people who are unable to access food pantries. When? September 15, 2013 Want to ride for Food For Free? Each rider pays a $75 registration fee. Each rider is also asked to try to raise $1,000 in donations. Riders who make that goal will get a cycling jersey. Riders who don’t hit the goal can still ride. You can find out more and register here. To register 1. Click ‘Register’ at the very top of the page – this takes you to the First Giving page 2. Click the green ‘Register’ button on the first giving page 3. Select quantity of registrees (1) and click register 4. Fill it all out! Things to note: * Make sure to join the Food For Free team * Put something enticing on your ‘home page’ * After you’ve registered, you can go back in and personalize your thank you note as well as upload a picture Want to support a rider? Go here. Click on ‘Donate’ from the Three Squares New England page and find your rider How does this support Food For Free? (The nitty gritty details) The $75 registration fee and 5% of donations go to the costs of putting on the ride. If supporters donate online, an additional 7.5% of their donation goes to administrative costs (like credit card fees.) Supporters can avoid that additional deduction by donating by check. The rest goes to Food For Free. If we met our goal (20 riders at $1k each) that means between $17,500 & $19,000 for our Home Delivery Program. In addition, Three Squares New England will have a team that will raise money to help with their administrative costs. After covering these costs, the rest of that team's funds will be divided among all the food programs that raised at least $10,000.