You hear, “Coldest Night of the Year,” and you immediately think about turning your thermostat up for the night. This Coldest Night of the Year (CNOY) is a national fundraising event coming to our local communities on February 25, 2023.
The Coldest Night of the Year walk supports local charities across Canada, including food banks and shelters. The Table Soup Kitchen Foundation in Huntsville and Gravenhurst Against Poverty have been a part of the fundraiser for several years, and they are gearing up for another year. By participating each year, both foundations are doing their part to raise awareness of meaningful causes.
Helping our communities wherever possible is necessary, as homelessness and hunger often go unnoticed in smaller towns. This event is a reminder that despite its affluent reputation, homelessness exists even in Muskoka. And while we may not know these people personally, we can still offer support and kindness.
CNOY is the Table Soup Kitchen’s largest annual fundraiser, and the money raised will help people in need through their eight different services, including a food bank, a soup kitchen, and a men’s hostel. This year, The Table has set a goal of $100,000 for the event, and their supporters have raised $35,240 already, with less than a month to go.
Gravenhurst Against Poverty serves the community through food, transportation and wellness programs. This year, GAP has set a goal of $100,000 for the event, and their supporters have raised $70,675 already, which is approximately 70% of their goal. Indeed, they will increase that total in the coming weeks.