Watch for yellow toques on the coldest night of the yearThursday, February 21, 2013 by: SooToday.com Staff
ST. VINCENT PLACE SAULT STE. MARIE
St. Vincent Place Sault Ste. Marie embarks on the Coldest Night of the Year
SAULT STE. MARIE - (February 21, 2013) - St. Vincent Place is bundling up and hitting the pavement on Saturday, February 23, 2013 at 5 p.m. as part of the Coldest Night of the Year, a family-friendly winter fundraising event for Sault Ste. Marie's homeless, hungry and hurting.
Walkers taking part in the Coldest Night of the Year will give participants a glimpse into what surviving on the streets during a cold Canadian winter looks like, while raising funds to aid the work of St. Vincent Place in providing much-needed aid to members of our community through the men’s shelter, the food bank, the soup kitchen and the thrift store.
Three hundred plus clients pass through their doors weekly.
Coldest Night walks will be taking place on the same night in 38 cities from coast to coast.
The Sault Ste. Marie Walk begins and ends at St. Vincent Place, located at 222 Albert St. E., where walkers will register, turn in the results of their fundraising efforts, and return at the end of the evening for a warm chili meal.
Participants will choose a 2 km, 5 km or 10 km route, and will warm up with toasty drinks at rest stops along the way at The Summit Community Church and at the Seniors’ Drop in Centre on Bay Street.
Donning iconic yellow toques (a fundraising reward item), participants will be a visual representation of the desire of our community to help those in need.
This is St. Vincent Place's first year taking part in the Coldest Night of the Year, and their goal of $25,000 is within reach.
An expected 200 walkers and 27 teams, including staff and friends of St. Vincent Place are expected to brave the cold winter's night.
Community sponsors include S & T Group, Dawson and Keenan Insurance, Summit Community Church, and Tim Hortons on Bay St..
St. Vincent Place has been serving Sault Ste. Marie for nine years, and the boost in funds resulting from the Coldest Night of the Year will benefit their clients in a time of the year known historically for low levels of giving.
To walk, donate or volunteer for this local event visit: www.coldestnightoftheyear.org/location/saultstemarie