Welcome to Chess 4 Charity, a 501c3 that raises money – usually through chess tournaments – for other charities (not necessarily chess related)
Because of the coronavirus, we are doing two things:
(1) WE’RE FUNDRAISING FOR CORONAVIRUS EMERGENCY RELIEF! Anyone can donate, whether or not you play chess. LYSOL IS CURRENTLY MATCHING ALL DONATIONS — IF YOU DONATE ASAP YOUR GIFT WILL BE DOUBLED. Donate here: https://give4cdcf.org/cdcf2020/Chess4Charity
(2) We set up free weekly online chess tournaments, every Monday at 8pm. These are free to play, but we welcome optional donations to the Coronavirus Relief Fund above, if you play. Sign up to play here: https://www.chess.com/club/chess4charity
FYI – Here’s more about our Coronavirus fundraising efforts and why we chose the fund we did:
We’ve partnered with the US Center for Disease Control (the CDC) to create a Chess 4 Charity “team page” for the CDC FOUNDATION CORONAVIRUS EMERGENCY RELIEF FUND.
Beware of scam Coronavirus charities/donation requests. We’ve looked into several Coronavirus charities to find a legitimate one that is primarily USA focused. We’ve set up a “team donation page” so your donations go directly to the charity and you get a tax receipt from them.
After careful research, we selected the CDC Foundation Coronavirus Emergency Relief Fund (a non-profit created by the CDC).
Even small donations add up so please contribute something. LYSOL IS MATCHING ALL DONATIONS — IF YOU DONATE ASAP YOUR GIFT WILL BE DOUBLED.
Through previous events, we have raised over $55,000 for several different fantastic children’s charities, including Ronald McDonald House Charities, certain Red Cross Disaster Relief Funds, and the Childhood Brain Tumor Foundation, just to name a few.
TBD – We are watching the COVID19 situation closely. Our next event is currently scheduled for May 17 in Oakton Virginia – Chess 4 Charity 2020. But we may end up canceling or rescheduling. For details, see out tournament info page here
Our next event may be up in the air, but feel free to contact us to donate goods/services for our next Silent Auction for Charity – to be used whenever we end up having our next event….
Our Most Recent Previous DC Area Tournament, to benefit Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals, was on April 6, 2019, in Fairfax, VA. It was a huge success. For details, click here
We also had our first tournament In NYC on May 4, 2019, to raise money for the local NYC Ronald McDonald House. For details, click here
We are in the process of planning our first event in San Antonio, Texas! Check back soon for details, or sign up for our news to get notified when details are announced! For details click here
Or DONATE HERE at any time!
Since starting out in Northern Virginia (near Washington, D.C.) in 2011, Chess 4 Charity has:
–-raised over $55,000 for children’s charities,
—sold about 100 corporate sponsorships,
—had many events, attended by hundreds of people at each, & thousands of people total.
–expanded to multiple cities, including New York City and San Antonio Texas, with ongoing discussions in even more locations!
Thanks to all of you for helping make this all possible!
Founders are two teenagers, sister and brother Gabrielle Heller (Gabby Heller) and Garrett Heller. Both are students at Thomas Jefferson High School for Science & Technology (TJHSST or TJ), in Fairfax County Public Schools (FCPS).
Donations to the Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals are welcome whether or not you can make it to the tournament: DONATE HERE