Mission Youth House (MY House) has invited local residents to go walking to raise cash for The Coldest Night of the Year Walk.
A family-friendly winter fundraising walk for Mission’s homeless, hungry and hurting, the event takes place Feb. 20 throughout the evening.
Thousands of participants will be taking part in the walk in an anticipated 100 cities across Canada. By walking together in the chill of the night, participants will better understand the experience of being on the streets during a cold Canadian winter, while raising funds to aid the work of MY House in providing much-needed support to members of our community.
The Mission walk begins and ends at Mission Youth House, located at 7368 Proctor Street, where walkers will register, turn in the results of their fundraising efforts, and end up at All Saints Anglican Church at the end of the evening for a warm celebration meal.
Donning iconic blue toques, participants will walk a two, five or 10 kilometre, and will warm up with toasty drinks at rest stops along the way.
This is My House’s first year taking part in the Coldest Night of the Year, with a fundraising goal of $30,000.
An expected 100 walkers, including staff and friends of MY Housewill brave the cold winter’s night.
MY House has been serving Mission since fall of 2015, and the funds raised in the Coldest Night of the Year will benefit their clients in a time of the year known historically for low levels of giving.