Sources Community Resources Society is encouraging White Rock/South Surrey residents to bundle up and raise cold, hard cash for The Coldest Night of the Year (WALK). A family-friendly winter fundraising event for White Rock/South Surrey’s homeless, hungry and hurting, the WALK takes place on the evening of February 21, 2015.
Taking part in the Coldest Night of the Year will help participants understand the experience of surviving on the streets during a cold Canadian winter, while raising funds to aid the work of Sources in providing much-needed support to members of our community. Coldest Night walks will be taking place on the same night in an anticipated 80 cities from coast to coast.
The White Rock WALK begins and ends at Sources Peace Arch Resource Centre located at 882 Maple Street in White Rock, where walkers will register, turn in the results of their fundraising efforts, and return at the end of the evening for a warm celebration meal. Donning iconic blue-and-white toques, participants will walk a 2km, 5km or 10km route, and will warm up with toasty drinks at rest stops along the way.
This is Sources’ second year taking part in the Coldest Night of the Year, with a fundraising goal of $80,000. An expected 400 walkers and 40 teams, including staff and friends of Sources are expected to brave the cold winter’s night.
Sources has been serving White Rock/South Surrey for more than 30 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.
For further information, contact:
Bruce Foster, Event Director