Welcome to Save-A-Joe Veteran Charities

2019 is the year of the Inaugural Save-A-Joe 5K Charity Run. 182 of you, and some great local sponsors, came out to support this awesome new event and to be part of the start of something incredible!  As a result of your belief, generosity, and willingness to help you were able to raise a ton of money that Save-A-Joe was able to give to worthy local non-profits that needed our help.

You donated $8,400 in 2019

The total amount of money that you raised in this years' event is $8,400 and Save-A-Joe was able to make donations to the following charitable organizations that help our Veterans:



$5,000 was donated to Piece of Cake Bakery for ‘Operation Sweet Tooth’ which sends fresh baked goods to our deployed Soldiers

If you know of a deployed Soldier that could use some fresh baked goods from home please contact Diane at Piece-A-Cake Bakery (@PieceAcakeBakery) and share that Soldiers information so that Operation Sweet Tooth can support them!

Address: 304 N River St., East Dundee, Illinois 60118
Phone: (847) 836-6703


$1,400 was donated to the Midwest Shelter for Homeless Veterans
$1,000 was donated to the LaSalle Veterans Home in LaSalle, IL
$1,000 was donated to the Illinois Motorcycle Freedom Run that built and maintains the Middle East Conflicts Wall Memorial in Marseilles, IL 


2019 Save-A-Joe 5K Run Pictures

- View all of the Event Photos Here -

- View of the Individual Finish Line Photos Here -

Thank you to everyone that came out and made our 1st Annual Save-A-Joe 5K Run an amazing success.  We hope to see you again next year and that you bring all of your friends too!

Our Save-A-Joe 5K Charity Run will always be held on the Sunday of Armed Forces weekend, which is the weekend before Memorial Day weekend.

Sunday, May 17th, 2020 will be our next, and 2nd Annual Save-A-Joe 5K Charity Run, so please stay tuned for more details as they become available.  Also, be sure to "LIKE" our Facebook Page to receive regular updates on all of the Save-A-Joe events, news and happenings!