The Great Rotary Hot Chili Pepper Challenge
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There are two ways to participate in the Hot! Hot! Hot! Chili Pepper Challenge. You can either take the video challenge, or simply make a donation. Either way, you will help members of our community in the areas of healthcare, education, elder care, social services, history, and much, much more. Scroll down for more information about making a video or making a donation. Thank you!

Step 1: Get Ready

Pick your pepper—any one will do (we even accept Dr. Pepper, peppermint, or pepperoni)! Then get your script ready. You can find script samples on the dashboard page.

Step 2: Post Your Video

Upload the video to your social network of choice – Twitter, Instagram, Facebook, or YouTube! Be sure to tag the Chili Pepper Challenge and wherever you upload the video, and use hashtag #chilipeppers4charity (plus your favorite #SpicyTag!). Send us a YouTube link, and we'll even feature your video on this website.

Step 3: Make Your Donation

Before you click away from this website, don't forget to make your donation. You're already here! Just click on the DONATE button on the top right corner and make a donation via Paypal. All major credit cards are accepted. If you prefer to mail a check, the address is below. Don't forget to include your favorite #SpicyTag in the notes field!


More Information

Take the Video Challenge!

Modeled after the Ice Bucket Challenge for ALS, this campaign uses social media to reach out to the community for support. Make a donation, then post a video on your favorite social media channel that shows you eating a chili pepper and announcing your contribution. Challenge two more people to do the same. Each person makes a donation, eats a chili, challenges two more friends, and posts the video. Your donation grows exponentially!

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Make a Donation

Make a donation. You can help simply by making a credit card donation of any amount on this website, or by mailing a check made out to the Niles Rotary Foundation. Mark Chili Pepper Challenge on your check, with the name or hashtag for the club or charity you support. Mail it Attn: Diane King, c/o DRYCO, 42745 Boscell Rd., Fremont, CA 94538. The Niles Rotary Foundation is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization, tax ID: 94-2931147.

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Contact Us

Questions or comments? The best way to reach us is by email or on social media. Click one of the icons above or below this page to follow the Chili Pepper Challenge. You may also reach out to any of the seven Rotary Clubs in Fremont, Union City, and Newark, or Rotaract or Interact members. Email us at

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