The money you raise at our 15th Annual Shelter Shiver will help homeless animals of Chicago!
Since ALIVE Rescue's founding in 2008 we have been able to save over 2,025 dogs, cats, and rabbits. Events like Shelter Shiver help us fund much needed medical care the animals require. We spend an average of $757 on every animal we save. Our goal is to rescue 300 animals in 2024 which means our anticipated medical costs this year will be $227,100. This event is vital to our life-saving efforts and your participation ensures we can provide the best care possible to everyone we welcome into the ALIVE Rescue family.
For the last 14 years Shelter Shiver participants have plunged into Lake Michigan at North Avenue Beach during the winter months. Register today by paying the $25 registration fee and start preparing for your shiver. Prizes will be announced and awarded during our after party at Off Color Brewing.
Don't want to do it alone? Put a team together and shiver as a group.
Our annual Shelter Shiver is generally our top revenue generating event. Without donations from this event, we would not be able to save the number of lives we do. Help us reach our goal of $50,000.
The first 50 participants to register will receive a Shelter Shiver gift.
10 am ~ Plunge
North Avenue Beach, 1601 N. Jean-Baptiste Pointe DuSable Lake Shore Drive in Chicago
11 am - 1 pm ~ After Party
Off Color Brewing, 1460 N. Kingsbury Street in Chicago
Please note: Only the Shelter Shiver participant and ONE guest will be allowed to attend the after party due to capacity restrictions.
Prizes will be awarded to our top three fundraisers, top fundraising team, best costume, and best team theme.
What is the registration deadline? You will be able to register up until February 26th.
Are dogs allowed at the event? Absolutely. We love our furry friends.
Do I need to do a full plunge in order to participate? No. If you just want to go in ankle deep, that works too.
How old do I have to be to participate? 18 years of age
Does my $25 registration fee go toward my $100 minimum fundraising requirement? The $25 registration fee is not included in your minimum fundraising goal.
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Thank you for your support!
Thank you for registering for ALIVE Rescue’s 15th Annual Shelter Shiver taking place on February 25th! This event is vital to the success of ALIVE, and we are truly grateful to have you as part of this event.
With the lofty goal of raising $50,000, we wanted to get you started with some fundraising tips.
You will be receiving an email with a link to set up your personalized fundraising page. You can add a personal message and photo to encourage donations. Once your page is set up, start spreading the word. You can share your page on Facebook and as a link in emails to your friends, family, and co-workers.
We have found the most effective way to raise funds is to send personal emails explaining the event and ALIVE Rescue’s mission, along with a link to your fundraising page. Once someone makes a donation to your page, thank them on Facebook. When you post the thank you on your timeline, tag the person you are thanking and include a link to your fundraising page. This encourages others to donate as well.
Don’t forget prizes will be awarded to our top three fundraisers, top fundraising team, best costume, and best team theme.
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