Posted on Sep 20, 2017
Video Spotlight
Niles Rotarian Sophia Ahmad is launching a new tequila brand called Blue Iguana, and with help from Daren Young they turned a launch party into a fundraiser for the Chili Pepper Challenge and raised $500! Watch and learn.  
How to Participate
We are counting on every Rotarian bringing in a minimum of $75.00, but we also want to build awareness in the community and raise even more money for charity. 
  1. Donate online. Add the appropriate hashtag in the "notes" field.
  2. Write a check payable to the Niles Rotary Foundation, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit. (Tax ID 94-2931147.) Write Chili Pepper Challenge on your check along with the correct hashtag. Give it to your club's Chili Head, or mail it to:

    Attn: Diane King
    c/o DRYCO
    42745 Boscell Rd.
    Fremont, CA  94538

  3. Play the Hot! Hot! Hot! Chili Pepper Challenge with your own video challenge. Check for more tips.

Donations & Hashtags

Beneficiaries will partner with their sponsoring Rotary Club to bring in donations, and Rotary will match them two-to-one up to a $5000 combined amount. Donations above this amount go to the charity without the match.
When you make a donation or post a challenge, use the hashtag for your charity or club. 
The two Rotary charities will be grandfathered in and will receive a donation from the proceeds. Their hashtags are just for fun and to call attention to our work. 

How the Chili Pepper Challenge Works

Modeled after the Ice Bucket Challenge for ALS, we use video and social media to drive engagement with Rotary. (Detailed instructions.)
  • Post a video on social media that communicates you made a donation and ate a chili pepper. Challenge two more people to do the same. 
  • Each person makes a donation, eats a chile, challenges two more friends, posts the video.
  • Include info about the project and link to the donation page. 
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