Ithaca Community Recovery, Inc ~ Ithaca Chill Challenge 2020

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Our costume prize winners for the 5th Annual Ithaca Chill Challenge:

Ithaca Safety League - Viva Taqueria gifts cards

St. Catherine of Siena (Ithaca) Water Walkers - Wegmans (Ithaca, NY) gift cards

G.P.and Ron Campbell - Pasta Vitto Restaurant & Lounge gift cards

Pink Men - AGAVA gist cards

Mother and Son Team (Helen Bigsby , Marc Bigsby, Catherine Rossiter and Thomas) - Rulloff's gift cards


Top Fundraising Teams for the 5th Annual Ithaca Chill Challenge:

1st Place - Ithaca Safety League - Coffee Prize Package: Gimme! Coffee! Coffee gift cards for everyone on team, and Assorted Biscotti, Cookies and Chocolates

2nd Place - Polar Express - Movie NIght Package: Cinemapolis Movie Passes for everyone on team and Movie theater candy boxes

3rd Place - Ithaca Yacht Club (IYC) - Night on the Town Package: Gift Cards for Le Cafe Cent-Dix and Monks On The Commons


Our Top Individiual Fundraisers for the 5th Annual Ithaca Chill Challenge:

1st place - John Webster - A night at LaTourelle Hotel, breakfast for two plus a gift card for August Moon Spa

2nd place - Kaki Johnston - 15 STEPS Gift Card

3rd place - Firefly - (2) Grassroots Festival of Music & Dance tickets

4th place -- Neal Johnston - Rasa Spa (Cayuga Wellness Center) gift card

5th place - G.P. Zurenda - The Heights Restaurant and H Bar gift certificate


This week's random prize winner - UNCLE CHRISSY!

Uncle Chrissy is this week's random participant winner! Uncle Chrissy have won (2) $25 gift cards from AGAVA, (2) t-shirts and (4) glasses. Yay! We'll give you the goodies at the Yacht club on New Year's Day! Thanks to Agava for the great prize and to Uncle Chrissy for participating!


TMann always shows up!

Thank you to TMann Painting for supporting the 5th Annual Ithaca Chill ChallengeThomas H Mann we appreciate all you do! Please show TMann some love by donating at


Maguire is Amazing!

A HUGE thank you to Maguire Family of Dealerships for their very generous sponsor donation to the 5th Annual Ithaca Chill Challenge! They were our primary sponsor for MATCH DAY on 12/27!!! We are beyond grateful!!!…


MATCH DAY on Friday, 12/27!

Friday, 12/27, will be MATCH DAY for the 5th Annual Ithaca Chill Challenge! On the 27th, all donations for $100 or less will be matched (donor, amount, and dip or dodge) by our sponsors. We will match donations all day or until we reach $2,500 in matched donations. Be sure to let your donors know!


We appreciate the support from our Sponsors!

Thank you to The Antlers Restaurant, for being an Artic Alley sponsor for the 5th Annual Ithaca Chill Challenge! It's a great place to dine...and on a cold winter's night, it's wonderful to be in front of the fireplace!


Thank you Cinemapolis!

Thank you Cinemapolis Movies for the prize donation and being a Polar Partner in the 5th Annual Ithaca Chill Challenge! If you're looking for something to do over the holidays, check out their movie lineup,


More from "What 518 means to me..."

"Three members of my family spend or have spent considerable time at 518 West Seneca St. We are members of Al-anon, AA, and NA. Our teen-aged son's problems with addiction first brought me to Al-anon meetings at 518. Later, my son and husband both attended meetings at the building for their recovery from drugs and alcohol. Meetings at 518 have made a huge impact on the well-being of our family. When addiction impacts a family, it is often necessary to rebuild social networks from the ground up, as it was for us. I am very grateful to Ithaca Community Recovery for providing a place for that to happen."


2nd Week Winner for the Random Participant Prize

This week's random participant winner is Mike Barry! Congratulations Mike, you won a $50 gift card to Moosewood Restaurant!

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Why 518 matters to me...

"518 matters to me.  I'm a double-winner; that means I am an alcoholic AND my life has been affected by another person's drinking. I go to 518 several times a week for AA and Al-Anon meetings. Having a building dedicated to recovery meetings means I can always find a meeting, no matter what my schedule. It means I know that everyone there is there for the same reason: recovery. An enormous part of recovery is knowing that you aren't alone, that there are others who have gone through what you're going through. 518 brings all those people together. I come away with a soothed spirit and a sense of hope after every meeting. Every Single Meeting."


Feirman Builder's - Thank you!

Thank you to Feirman Builders, for becoming a Chill Challenge Sponsor for the 5th Annual Ithaca Chill Challenge. We appreciare your support! And they are fantastic and talented builders,


Generous Donation from The Heights Restaurant and H Bar

Thank you to The Heights Restaurant and H Bar for the generuous donation to our 5th Annual Ithaca Chill Challenge! A lucky participant is in for a wonderful dinner and evening. An Ithaca favorite - The Heights,

We appreciate you support!!!



Starting this Sunday evening, 12/8, we will be randomly selecting a Chill Challenge participant to receive a prize!  The only requirement to be eligible is to be registered.  We will select a winner each Sunday evening until the event on January 1st.

This week’s lucky person will win a $50 gift card to WEGMANS!!! (which in our house, we refer to as the center of the universe!)

Hurry up!  Go register and maybe you’ll be this week’s winner!


What 518 means to us!

Ithaca Community Recovery is affectionately know as just 518. I while back I asked some folks what 518 means to them. I'd like share some of their responses. I going to start with one of my favorites.

"One of the people who was part of the group back in 2000 who were working hard to get the place usable told me that the very first time he came into the building he felt the spirit there. He went on to say that the building started out as an orphanage and later was a sanctuary and that today it continues to fulfill both functions. It provides a home for people who are lost and a place for people to keep in touch with a higher power."

Please join us in supporting 518 by getting involved in our annual fundraiser, the Ithaca Chill Challenge.


Thank you to 2020 Sponsor - Beck Equipment!

A big THANK YOU to Beck Equipment for being a Chill Champion Sponsor for the 5th Annual Ithaca Chill Challenge!!! Check them out, We appreciate your continued support!


August Moon Spa and LaTourelle Resort 2020 Prize Donor!

Looking for a holiday or birthday gift for someone special, check out August Moon Spa, and LaTourelle Resort and Spa,
Thank you to them for their continued support...and an extra generous prize donation this year! Some lucky person is going to win an overnight stay at LaTourelle hotel, breakfast for two and $100.00 gift certificate to the spa. WOW!

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Ithaca Community Recovery, Inc

Ithaca Community Recovery, Inc

518 West Seneca St Ithaca, NY 14850