The Coldest Night of the Year

The Coldest Night of the Year is a moment when tens of thousands of Canadians step outside the warmth and comfort of home and shine a light of welcome and inclusion.

Together, we’re collecting donations that fund critical services that serves and supports vulnerable families and individuals in our community.

We walk through the cold and dark on February 22, 2020 to declare our concern for people who have no home, and take shelter in on the streets of North Durham.

We walk for those whose days are a battle to house and feed their families, and whose nights are filled with fear and frustration.

We walk for those driven from home by violence and abuse.

We walk for people overwhelmed by isolation, guilt and despair.

We walk humbly, realizing that anyone can lose their footing and then lose everything else.

The Coldest Night of the Year is a moment when tens of thousands of Canadians step outside the warmth and comfort of home and shine a light of welcome and inclusion.

Together, we’re collecting donations that fund critical services that serves and supports vulnerable families and individuals in our community.
  • We walk through the cold and dark on February 22, 2020 to declare our concern for people who have no home, and take shelter in on the streets of North Durham.
  • We walk for those whose days are a battle to house and feed their families, and whose nights are filled with fear and frustration.
  • We walk for those driven from home by violence and abuse.
  • We walk for people overwhelmed by isolation, guilt and despair.
  • We walk humbly, realizing that anyone can lose their footing and then lose everything else.

Each step we take brings someone closer to safety, health and home, and together, we raise funds to continue our commitment and work that transforms peoples’ lives.

Event Information

Date

Saturday, February 22, 2020

Time

Registration opens at 4:00 pm. Walk starts at 5:15, returning an hour or two later for a warm cup of something yummy.

What

Participants register online to walk 2, 5, or 10 km on a safe, looping 5 km route. There will be route marshalls on the route.

How

Teams and walkers register online to set up their fundraising page. It's easy to set your goal, add your photo and email donors. Donors are receipted within minutes of their secure online gift over $20.

Who

Everyone is welcome! CNOY is family-friendly. Walkers range in age from toddlers (with parents of course) to active seniors.

Impact

By walking at dusk during a cold winter's night, you'll feel a hint of the challenge faced by those experiencing homelessness during winter. By fundraising, you'll be contributing much-needed money to North House who is bringing hope and help to people in your community who need support.

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