We did it, Orillia!! Together we raised over $100,000 for The Lighthouse Soup Kitchen and Shelter, and Building Hope project!
With over 100 volunteers and close to 500 walkers, Orillia came together to show those experiencing homelessness love and HOPE with Coldest Night of the Year.
As a community we walked 2k, 5k or 10k past The Lighthouse and past the future home of Building Hope. We heard from a gentleman that was a past resident at The Lighthouse Shelter. We ate amazing chilli, drank hot coffee and laughed together.
But most of all, we created awareness. Awareness for those who need a warm bed or hot meal. Awareness for those that need a safe place.
Still want to donate? Absolutely! Up until March 31st, you can go to Coldest Night of the Year and click “Donate“. Help bring HOPE to Orillia!!
Hope can start with you.
Check out all the amazing photos on the CNOY website here.
Five Points Media volunteered their talent to put together a video of Coldest Night of the Year. Click here to watch.
Past resident William Baxter sharing his story. (Photo by Five Points Media)
Photo by Five Points Media
Months of planning are coming together as Orillia gets ready to walk on Saturday, February 25th for the Coldest Night of the Year!! Are you ready to walk?
There’s still time to join a team, volunteer or donate!
Simply click here to participate in this amazing community event walking for the hurting, hungry and homeless, in support of The Lighthouse Soup Kitchen and Shelter and Building Hope project.
Executive Director, Linda, and Operations Manager, Trish, get ready for the Orillia Winter Carnival Polar Bear Dip held on February 11, 2017. All proceeds to Building Hope.
Flag raising ceremony on February 21, 2017 for official designation of “Coldest Night of the Year” for City of Orillia! Thank you Orillia for your support!!
Youngest member of the Bromley Automotive Team for Coldest Night of the Year. He’s ready to walk…are you?
#Loveforall in the City of Orillia!
Coldest Night of the Year 2017 is coming! Saturday, February 25, 2017
The CNOY is now LIVE! Create a team and recruit team members now! And what an awesome way to give this Christmas…make a donation on behalf of a family member or friend.
The goal for The Lighthouse is $100,000! Let’s do this Orillia!
This year we’re wearing yellow! With a pom-pom, a cool blue stripe and (wait for it), head-turning Scotchbrite reflective thread woven right into it that will make us all shine even brighter on February 25th.