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And the winner is...

Our first weekly random participant winner for the 5th Annual Ithaca Chill Challenge is CLAUDIA WODZINSKI! Congratulations Claudia you've won a $50 gift card to Wegmans! Our next drawing is Sunday evening, 12/15,. Register now to participant in the Challenge and possibly win a prize,!


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!


The Costume Winners are...drum roll please...

  • Most Creative: The Ithaca Safety League - GreenStar Natural Foods Market gift basket
  • Most Original: St. Catherine's Water Walkers - Gimme! Coffee gift card for $25
  • Most Romantic: The Odd Couple - Purity Ice Cream coupon for two free lunches
  • Most Socially Conscience: Brookton Market - Pasta Vitto Restaurant & Lounge gift card for $25
  • Packs the Biggest Punch: TMann - Brookton's Market gift card for $25

Thanks to our prize donors and congratulations to our winners! Look for pictures later today!


2019 Top Team Fundraisers

4th Annual Ithaca Chill Challenge - Dip or Dodge Event
2019 Top Team Fundraisers
1. when I dip, you dip, we dip raised $5,061 - $35 gift certificate to The Antlers Restaurant, $30 gift certificate to Cafe DeWitt, 4 movies passes to Cinemapolis
2. Ithaca Yacht Club raised $4,171 - $25 gift certificate to AGAVA, $25 gift certificate to Rulloff's, and $20 gift certificate to Viva Taqueria
3. St. Catherine's Water Walkers raised $3,951 - $25 gift certificate to AGAVA, $25 gift certificate to Rulloff's, and $20 gift certificate to Viva Taqueria
Thank you to our sponsors for some amazing prizes..and to our teams for bringing it!


2019 Top Individual Fundraisers

4th Annual Ithaca Chill Challenge - Dip or Dodge Event 
Top Individual Fundraisers:
1. John Webster raised $3,451 - $100 gift certificate to August Moon Spaand a $50 gift certificate to Le Cafe Cent-Dix
2. Kaki Johnston raised $2,866 - $100 gift certificate to Just A Taste and 2 movies pass to Cinemapolis
3. Thomas H Mann raised $2,215 - $100 gift certificate to The Heights Restaurant and H Bar and 2 movie passes to Cinemapolis
4. Neal Johnston raised $2,195 - $50 gift card to Mercato Bar & Kitchen and 2 movie passes to Cinemapolis
5. Lisa B Carrier-Titti raised $1,421 - $50 gift card to ZaZa's Cucina and a $10 gift certificate to Viva Taqueria
Thank you participants for your amazing fundraising! ,...and a big thank you our sponsors for such lovely prizes!


Top 2018 Chill Challenge Fundraisers

The Top Individual Fundraisers for the 3rd Annual Ithaca Chill Challenge are:

1st place - John Webster raised $4,224 - $100 Gift Certificate to August Moon Spa

2nd place - G.P. Zurenda raised $3,549 - $100 Gift Certificate to Rasa Spa

3rd place - Kaki Alexander raised $2,105 - $100 Gift Certificate to 15 STEPS

4th place - Thomas H Mann raised $1,680 - $35 Gift Certificate to The Antlers Restaurant and Two movie tickets to Cinemapolis

5th place - Thomas Evans raised $1,460 - $50 Gift Card from Wegmans

Thank you participants for your amazing fundraising! ,...and a big Thank you our sponsors for such lovely prizes!


Costumes Prizes

The Top Costume Prize Winners for the 3rd Annual Ithaca Chill Challenge are:

Thank you Sponsors for the fabulous prizes!!!


Yay! Pictures from the 2018 Challenge!


Go Team IYC

The Ithaca Yacht Club Team, with John Webster and Joseph J. Miller, rocked the 3rd Annual Ithaca Chill Challenge with over $4,700 in donations for Ithaca Community Recovery!


Amazing Prizes

This year the 3rd Annual Ithaca Chill Challenge will be awarding prizes for the top 5 individual fundraisers and for the top 5 teams, and also for best costumes. We'd like to thank all those who have donated prizes for us, including:

15 STEPS -- $100 Gift Certificate
August Moon Spa -- $100 Gift Certificate
Rasa Spa -- $100 Gift Certificate
Just A Taste -- $100 Gift Certificate
Cinemapolis -- 10 movie passes 
Model Citizen Tattoo -- two $50 gift certificates 
AGAVA -- two $25 Gift Certificates
Le Cafe Cent-Dix -- $50 Gift Certificate
Ithaca Bakery -- five $10 Gift Cards
Wegmans -- ($50 card)
The Antlers Restaurant -- $35 Gift Certificate
Gimme! Coffee -- $25 Gift Certificate
Buffalo Street Books -- $25 Gift Card + book bag
Cafe DeWitt -- $25 Gift Certificate 
GreenStar Natural Foods Market -- $25 gift certificate
The Shop -- five $5 gift cards
Cat's Pajamas -- Penguin Rubber Duckies for everyone in costume

Thanks to all the wonderful places that donated prizes--please thank these businesses throughout the year!


It'll be like bath water...

Compared to the air temperature, the water temperature of Cayuga lake is going to feel like bath water (not)! The good news is that there's plenty of time to make donations to "DODGE" your loved ones.

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Ithaca Community Recovery, Inc

Ithaca Community Recovery, Inc

518 West Seneca St Ithaca, NY 14850