Mission Statement: To provide leadership and representation in order to benefit the members operating businesses in the Rogers Park community.
Vision Statement: To guide businesses, service organizations, institutions, and individuals to establish new businesses and promote existing businesses within the Rogers Park community. To create and stimulate an orderly economic growth, thereby enriching Rogers Park's diverse community.
5K for Community Wellness Event, organized by A Just Harvest
A Just Harvest (AJH), an anti-hunger and community building organization, will host the 4th Annual Race for Community Wellness to raise funds and raise awareness in the ongoing struggle against hunger, malnutrition, and economic injustice. We are aiming to raise $50,000 to help support our summer programming because giving is slower during the summer months.
The Race for Community Wellness is open to strollers, walkers, rollers, and runners of all skill levels. It is happening on Saturday, June 1, 2019, the stroll/walk/roll/run departs out of Willye B. White Park in Rogers Park and up Lake Michigan to Clark Square Park in Evanston. It then returns along the same course. Gather at 8:00am and Step-Off at 9:00am at Willye B. White Park, 1610 Howard Street, Chicago, IL 60626. Fees and payment - $25 per participant or $200 per Congregational Team of 10. Register at http://ajustharvest.org/5k/. If it rains, the rain date is June 29, 2019. Approximately 200 participants are expected to participate.
About A Just Harvest:
A Just Harvest runs the longest standing, independently supported Community Kitchen in Chicagoland. Open since 1983 and consecutively since 1990 (9,400+ straight nights), A Just Harvest has served 1.5 million meals, at the hands of tens of thousands of volunteers. A Just Harvest is also a key player in the areas of community and economic development and social, racial and economic justice.
The mission of A Just Harvest is to fight poverty and hunger in the Rogers Park and greater Chicago community by providing nutritious meals daily while cultivating community and economic development and organizing across racial, cultural and socio-economic lines in order to create a more just society.