Race to Deliver Toolkit
The Race to Deliver is one of the largest annual fundraisers for God’s Love We Deliver. The race is a symbol of our own daily race to ensure no one person has to face the unthinkable combination of illness and hunger.
This is the 29th year of the race and we are excited to join you in-person for our run/walk in Central Park, New York!
By being a part of the Race to Deliver for God’s Love We Deliver, you will help us:
- Fund life-saving medically tailored meals for New Yorkers living with severe and chronic illness who are too sick to shop or cook for themselves
- Raise awareness of our life-affirming mission
- Grow our community of ambassadors, volunteers, and donors who support God’s Love.
- Honor all of the clients of God’s Love We Deliver
Get the Word out About Your Race
1. Add to your Email Signature
On an iPhone, go to:
- Copy / paste this text with your unique fundraising link
- “Support my Race to Deliver benefiting God’s Love We Deliver! $10 funds one meal for a New Yorker living with illness. $100 feeds a New Yorker for an entire week! Please make a donation today: glwd.org/RaceToDeliver “
2. Share on Social and Share Your Goal
Be sure to share your Race page across all social media platforms. Add to your Instagram bio! Or try a #RaceToDeliver TikTok? Please tag us @godslovenyc and #RaceToDeliver so we can see, support, and share!
3. Send a mass email with your story
Let your loved ones know you’re participating in the Race to Deliver to support your favorite NYC non-profit. Share your experience volunteering, personal connection to our mission, or whatever your personal reason is for participating in the Race!
Need some language about God’s Love We Deliver? See below!
God’s Love We Deliver cooks and home-delivers nutritious, medically tailored meals for people too sick to shop or cook for themselves. Founded in 1985 as a response to the AIDS pandemic, we now serve people living with more than 200 different diagnoses. To support the health and well-being of our clients, we provide ongoing nutrition assessment, education, and counseling, and advocate for food and nutrition support. God’s Love is a non-sectarian organization serving individuals living with illness, and their children and caregivers. With a community of thousands of volunteers, we home-delivered more than 2.5 million medically tailored meals to nearly 10,000 individuals last year. All services are free to clients and full of love. For more information, visit godslovewedeliver.org.
4. Set and Share Your Goal
Be sure to set a fundraising goal when you sign up for the Race. The higher your fundraising goal, the larger the individual gift tends to be. Every $10 funds a meal for a New Yorker living with illness so why not set a goal of $100? $1,000?
Your Fundraising Dollars at Work
$20,000. Support a family of 4 for one year. Includes home-delivered meals and unlimited nutrition education and counseling
$12,500. Delivery van operation costs for one year. Trips to the mechanic, roadside assistance, you name it! Help ensure that our vans stay on the road delivering to our clients.
$6,250. Gasoline for a delivery van for one year. We deliver to the top of the Bronx, the bottom of Staten Island, and everywhere in between, throughout the five boroughs. Help fuel our trips to our clients.
$5,000. Support one client for one full year. Includes home-delivered meals and unlimited nutrition education and counseling.
$2,245. Feed a client for 6 months. Includes home-delivered meals and unlimited nutrition education and counseling.
$1,200. Replace kitchen cutting boards. We chop well over 200,000 pounds of vegetables each year, so you can imagine how quickly we go through cutting boards. Help us keep chopping by replacing this necessary kitchen equipment.
$400. Home-delivered meals and nutrition counseling for one month.
$200. Home-delivered meals and nutrition counseling for two weeks.
$100. 10 birthday cakes for 10 clients of God’s Love.
$50. 10 soups for a God’s Love We Deliver client.
$10 = 1 meal.
What Our Clients are Saying
“You people are working for a wonderful organization that is helping me and others during tough times, especially during COVID, and I am so thankful to you all and I do include you all in my daily blessings.”
“I love my delivery driver, Ronnie! He makes me laugh and smile, and I look forward to every delivery. I am also so thankful for my birthday cake. It was an exciting surprise, and such a special moment when Ronnie gave it to me.”
“Thank you for your bravery during COVID. I have cancer and physical limitations that make shopping and cooking impossible. I do not have other help. You are always there for me.”
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Race to Deliver FAQs
Is this a qualifying New York Road Runners race?
Is the registration fee tax deductible?
Are donations to the Race to Deliver tax deductible?
Questions or Concerns?
Please reach out to our Race Managers Candy Yun at email@example.com and/or Julia Cordry at firstname.lastname@example.org for assistance.