Given a brutally cold winter that has been cruel to the most vulnerable members of society, Canada’s National Walk for Homelessness could not have come at a better time. The fundraiser takes place Feb. 24 and is aptly titled the “Coldest Night of the Year,” engaging 120 local charities across the nation.
According to their website, participants at the Barrie chapter walk are promised a “super-fun, family-friendly fundraiser that raises money for local charities serving hungry, homeless and hurting families and youth.” To date, “Coldest Night of the Year” has raised more than $16 million nationwide and hopes to add substantially to that number this year.
Local fundraisers will walk two to 10 km in the shoes of a homeless person to “feel a hint of the challenge faced by those experiencing homelessness during winter,” say organizers.
To get involved, visit: www.cnoy.org