Coldest Night of the Year for Nelson CARES


Submitted by: 

Stephanie Myers


It’s cold out there and Nelson CARES wants to help warm things up for people who need it most.

Nelson CARES is hosting the fifth annual Coldest Night of the Year fundraiser. The event will take place on Saturday, February 23 on the streets of Nelson. This year proceeds will be going toward the Nelson CARES ‘Ready for Home’ program. This program assists Nelson CARES tenants coming out of homelessness with life skills; connection to health, employment and income supports, anything that will help these residents stay in the affordable housing units and off the streets.

Coldest Night of the Year is a national event. People all across the country head out onto the street in late February to show their support for the homeless, hungry and hurting. 

We have been getting some amazing support from the local businesses. Valhalla Pure Outfitters is the Lead Sponsor of the event. Sponsorship revenue allows Nelson CARES to increase their fundraising totals while at the same time promoting local businesses. We still have a few sponsor packages left. Please contact us for details. 

There are other great ways businesses are supporting the event. The Kootenay Co-op Country Store is paying the registration fee for any of their staff wanting to join their team. This allows the staff to join the team with no investment and just focus on fundraising. Coldest Night of the Year team will be out at tables all around town including all the Nelson Leaf’s home games (except February 23, because that is our event), Save On Foods and the BC Liquor Store. Be sure to say hi!

Nelson CARES would like to invite everyone to join us for this fun family-friendly event. We are looking for volunteers, team captains, walkers and donors. Please contact the Coldest Night of the Year Coordinator Stephanie Myers by email or phone 250-352-6011 ext 5363 (office), 250-505-7410 (cell).

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