The Race Against Gun Violence offers an opportunity to other non-profit organizations, who are aligned with our mission to reduce gun violence, to join the race as a Community Affiliate. Eligible organizations can use our race platform to fundraise, engage staff and volunteers, and build awareness about their work. The race also provides a special opportunity to connect with other like-minded people and organizations, building camaraderie and possibly new opportunities for collaboration.
Strides for Peace will consider adding Community Affiliates to our race platform until we reach capacity. To be considered eligible, organizations must:
- Have 501(c)(3) status
- Be based in Chicago and in good standing
- Have a mission that is directly or indirectly involved in reducing gun-violence including: mentoring, sports and recreation, arts, education, job and career preparation, cognitive-behavioral therapy and community development.