The Agapè Center is encouraging Cornwall residents to bundle up and raise cold, hard cash for The Coldest Night of the Year (WALK). A family-friendly winter fundraising event for Cornwall’s hungry and hurting, the WALK takes place on the evening of February 22nd, 2014.
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 the Agapè Center in providing much-needed support to members of our community. Coldest Night walks will be taking place on the same night in an anticipated 65 cities from coast to coast.
The Agapè Center WALK begins and ends at the Center, located at 40 Fifth Street West, 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 gray toques with multi-coloured pom-poms, participants will walk a 2km, 5km or 10km route, and will warm up with toasty drinks at rest stops along the way.
This is Agapè’s first year taking part in the Coldest Night of the Year, with a fundraising goal of $60,000. An expected 300 walkers and 40 teams, including staff and friends of the Agapè Centre are expected to brave the cold winter’s night.
The Agapè Center has been serving Cornwall for 42 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.