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The answer is both!
Join us in-person for a 50, 25, 10 or 3-mile bike ride or join us for a hike. Stay afterwards for family-fun activities!
If you can't join us in person, please join us virtually.
Either way, take pictures and send them to development@jfcsnnj.org.
All information related to the event location, times and routes can be found in the Event Info tab.
In addition to having marshals riding with you to assist during an emergency, you will also be provided with a wristband. This wristband will contain contact phone numbers in case of injury or bike repairs needed, as well as the number to reach a JFCS staff member.
Unfortunately you will need to supply your own bicycle for this event.
Yes. There will be a continental breakfast served prior to the ride. Additional snack items will be available both at the event site and at rest stops. A boxed lunch will be served at the end of the event.

All food is Kosher.
All children under the age of 13 must be accompanied by an adult.
If you want to volunteer, please reach out to Stacey Frenkel at 201-837-9090 x212 or via email at StaceyF@jfcsnnj.org.

Volunteers must be at least 12 years old. Community service letters showing hours and work completed will be provided, if needed.

Prior to the event, an email will be sent to all volunteers providing assignments, timing, and other relevant event information..

Donation FAQs

Yes. You can make a donation to a fundraiser on a team or you can make a general team donation.
All donations should be mailed to:

JFCS
1485 Teaneck Road
Teaneck, NJ 07666

Please indicate that your donation is for Wheels for Meals and include your name, address, phone number and email address. If you are making a donation on behalf of an individual or team, please include that information as well.
Please make all checks payable to: "JFCSNNJ" and mail to:
1485 Teaneck Rd.
Teaneck, NJ 07666
Click on the donate button and then select either fundraiser or team. Type the first or last name. Your options will display as you type.
Any donation made online should post immediately. If an online donation does not post within 5 minutes, please contact us.
If you check this checkbox, you will be charged the amount indicated next to the checkbox. This amount will also be visible to the non-profit. However, on the fundraising page, your intended - initial donation amount will be displayed.
All monetary donations are tax-deductible to the extent allowed by law.
Any donor who mailed their donation and provided an address will receive a receipt via mail once the donation has been processed. 
Yes, anyone who donates online, regardless of the amount, will receive a receipt via email.
A Tax ID number identifies Jewish Family & Children's Services of Northern NJ as a 501(c)(3) non-profit Organization. The Jewish Family & Children's Services of Northern NJ Tax ID number is 22-2223109.
When you make a donation online, you can designate what you want to appear as your recognition name on the participant's Honor Roll. This may be your name, or it could be something such as "From the whole Wolf family" or "In Memory of Aunt Cathy."

Fundraising FAQs

If a donation check has been written out to you personally, you may endorse the back of the check and mail to:
Jewish Family & Children's Services
1485 Teaneck Road
Teaneck, NJ 07666

Please include the donor's name, address, phone number and email address to ensure that they are properly included in the system. Also, please include your name/your team name (if applicable) and phone number with the check to ensure that your fundraising efforts are recognized.
It is not a good idea to send a cash donation in the mail. You may drop off the cash at Jewish Family & Children's Services of Northern NJ (1485 Teaneck Rd, Teaneck, NJ 07666) along with your information or you can deposit the cash into your checking account and send a personal check from your account.
Any donation made online should post immediately. If your donation does not post within 5 minutes, please contact Jewish Family & Children's Services of Northern NJ.
No, there is no way to enter a check online. What you can do is enter a check as a pledge. This can be done in the fundraising section of your headquarters page. The status of the check will be pending until the check is received by Jewish Family & Children's Services of Northern NJ.
A Tax ID number identifies Jewish Family & Children's Services of Northern NJ as a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization. Many donors will request this number to validate their donation as tax-deductible. The Jewish Family & Children's Services of Northern NJ Tax ID number is 22-2223109.
As your donors make a contribution, they have the option of whether or not they want to appear in the Honor Roll.
Log in with your email and password to visit your fundraising page. Select the "Reports" tab located on your fundraising page.

Scroll to the bottom of your Reports section to see the list of your donors with amounts. Included will be a list of all donors to your team .
To easily send thank-you emails to donors, follow these steps:Log in to your fundraiser dashboard by clicking Login on the top right of the Ride to Fight Hunger website.

1) Click "Reports" in the top bar.

2) Scroll down to the listing of donors. There will be a mail icon. Click on this icon to send the email. (If the donor didn't submit their email address, this option is unavailable.)

3) A system-created message will appear. If you would like to add to this message, type your additional message into the window provided, and click "Send Email." (Once an email is sent, there is no other way to send another system-generated email; however, you can send an email directly from your personal email provider by clicking on or copying the donor's email address which is located beneath their name.)
You are receiving these emails because we would like to keep you updated on your fundraising efforts. If you wish to stop receiving these updates, please login to your profile by clicking on the circle at the top right corner of the Ride to Fight Hunger website and selecting "Profile."

To edit your account preferences navigate to the "Notifications" tab. To stop receiving emails uncheck the checkbox. Note, if you choose to no longer receive notifications, you will not receive any notifications about the event including important event updates such as event timing and location, emergency information, etc.

Setting up my Fundraising and Team Page FAQs

Fundraising individually allows you to create your own personal goal that people can contribute to.

Creating a team allows you to invite friends and families to register for the event and join you in your efforts to fundraise as a team for JFCS. You can track each other's progress and set a fundraising goal for your team as a group. Team members can also come together on the day of the event and ride or hike together!

These are two separate fundraising opportunities, and you can choose to have your friends and family donate to your individual page, team page or both! 
URLs direct your friends and family to your fundraising and team pages.

The same URL can be used for both your fundraising and team pages, but having different URLs, allows you to direct your friends and family to contribute to your individual fundraising efforts or to your teams.

The system automatically creates a URL with your first and last name or your team’s name. But creating your own personalized URL will shorten the link to your page and allow you to be creative!

A personal URL will look like this https://theridetofighthunger.rallybound.org/ben. 

A team URL will look like this  https://theridetofighthunger.rallybound.org/riders.
There are two different areas where you can upload custom pictures. Your personal page is automatically populated with a generic picture and your initials. Your team page will have your team’s initials.

If you share your page from your phone, this photo will automatically populate your social media post.

To replace your initials with a custom photo:

- From your computer: hover your cursor over your initials and click on the box, you will be directed to upload a photo
- From your cell phone: press your initials and the option to choose a photo or take a picture will appear

To personalize the large picture at the top of the page, navigate to the “Personalize My Page” tab, once there:

- From your computer: hover your cursor over the top image and select either a prepopulated campaign image or upload a custom image.
- From your phone: Unfortunately, you are unable to change this picture on your phone.

If you create a team, personalize your team page photos by going to the “My Team” section of your dashboard, clicking on the “My Team Page” button, and following the same directions!
To customize your fundraising page, navigate to the “My Page” section. To customize your team page, go to the “My Team” section of your dashboard and click on the “My Team Page.” 

There are several ways to personalize your page.

1) Upload custom pictures (see how can I upload custom photos to my fundraising and team page).

2) Change you custom message: We have provided you with a standard “Welcome Message,” but feel free to change it and make it yours.

3) Post fundraising updates, pictures, and videos on this page to update your friends and family on your fundraising status.

You can also add or change your URL, and update or contribute to your fundraising goal.

 
Sharing is easy!

On your fundraising page click on the “Share” button and select how you want to share your page - you can share to Facebook, Twitter, and LinkedIn, or through an email to your friends and family. social media site or email. 

To share your team page, simply click on the Facebook, Twitter or Email icons located on the bottom right side of your team page!

You can find some sample language in the FAQ "Sample Social Media Language" and don’t forget to use #ridetofighthunger.
To perform a bulk upload of your contacts or import your contacts from previous years, navigate to your fundraising page’s Dashboard, select the “Import Your Contacts” link and click the “+Import Contacts” button. At this point, select where you wish to import your contacts from. To upload contacts from a prior year’s campaign, select the “Import” button beneath the prompt asking if you would like to import clients from a prior campaign.

Alternatively, there is an option to create and upload a CSV template that can be used to import a bulk list of contacts. You also have the option to update contacts individually through the “Email” section.
To enable your fundraising page's email tools, the system will prompt you to verify your email address. Once verified, you will be prompted to a screen where you can either create your own email or select one of our templates. Feel free to edit our templates. We have created four fundraising templates. Choose the one that is most applicable for you.

1) (Individual Fundraiser) Rider/Hiker Fundraising Email
2) (Individual Fundraiser) Virtual Participant Fundraising Email
3) (Team Captain) Invitation to Join my Team/Donate Email
4) Event Sponsorship Outreach Email

When you first create a team or join a team, you will have the option to send an email to invite people to join your team. You can invite people later by selecting the “Current Teammates Click to Invite More” button or sending an email through the email section of the fundraising page.
What is your reason for participating in the #RidetoFightHunger? Below are some sample social media posts that you can use to tell your friends and family why you are participating in the event. Feel free to personalize your post and post multiple times to help spread the word!

Food Insecurity (Generic)
I’ve joined the Wheels for Meals #RideToFightHunger! Please support me by clicking below to donate to this worthy cause!🚴‍♀️🙏🚴

#FoodInsecurity is on the rise and this #charity #BikeRide is our way to battle this problem. All the money that we generate goes to support the JFCS Corner Market #FoodPantry and other integral services that #JFCS offers the community.

KMOW
I’ve joined the Wheels for Meals #RideToFightHunger! Please support me by clicking below to donate to this worthy cause!🚴‍♀️🙏🚴

Food insecurity can affect anyone, but when it comes to homebound seniors, the problem can become even more serious. The money raised from this #charity #BikeRide allows #JFCS to battle food insecurity by offering #Kosher Meals on Wheels to seniors who can’t shop and prepare food for themselves.

Mental Health
I’ve joined the Wheels for Meals #RideToFightHunger! Please support me by clicking below to donate to this worthy cause!🚴‍♀️🙏🚴

 Food insecurity can be the result of many things, but one major cause is mental health issues. The money raised from this #charity #BikeRide allows #JFCS to battle food insecurity by offering affordable mental health services to those who need it.

Older Adults
I’ve joined the Wheels for Meals #RideToFightHunger! Please support me by clicking below to donate to this worthy cause!🚴‍♀️🙏🚴

Food insecurity can affect anyone, but when it comes to homebound seniors, the problem can become even more serious. The money raised from this #charity #BikeRide allows #JFCS to offer the older adults in our community compassionate and specialized services to make sure their basic needs are always met.

Basic Needs
I’ve joined the Wheels for Meals #RideToFightHunger! Please support me by clicking below to donate to this worthy cause!🚴‍♀️🙏🚴

Food insecurity can be the result of many things, but financial instability is the leading cause. The money raised from this #charity #BikeRide allows #JFCS to battle food insecurity by offering #emergency financial assistance to those who need it, so they can #afford food for their families while also paying their other #bills.

Re-Launch
I’ve joined the Wheels for Meals #RideToFightHunger! Please support me by clicking below to donate to this worthy cause!🚴‍♀️🙏🚴

Food insecurity can be the result of many things, but one major cause is #unemployment. The money raised from this #charity #BikeRide allows #JFCS to battle food insecurity by offering free career services to those who need it through their Re-Launch program.
Whenever a donation is made online, there is an option to send a message to the fundraiser. This message is sent in an email to them when your donation is confirmed and will also appear on the fundraising or team page under "Recent Donations."

Messages can be as simple as the donor's name, or a statement such as "From the whole Wolf family" or "In Memory of Aunt Cathy."