Walking Together: A Journey of Hope in the Coldest Night of the Year

Posted Jan 22nd, 2024

Welcome back, dear readers! It's that time of year again when we lace up our boots, bundle up, and step into the chilly embrace of winter for a cause that warms the heart—the Coldest Night of the Year St. Catharines. If you've been with us in the past, you know the feeling of community, camaraderie, and the immense impact we make together. For those new to the journey, get ready for an adventure that goes beyond the frosty air.

Embracing the Chill, Igniting Hope

The Coldest Night of the Year (CNOY) isn't just a walk; it's a powerful statement of compassion. In the biting cold, we experience a fraction of the challenges faced by those dealing with homelessness during winter. But it's also a chance to shine a light of welcome and hope in our community.

What's in Store for 2024?

This year promises new routes, exciting rest stops, and, of course, the beloved 2024 CNOY Toque. Whether you're joining the in-person main event or organizing your offsite walk, there's a way for everyone to participate. The impact of your steps and fundraising efforts stays local, supporting "Start Me Up Niagara" in their mission to alleviate hurt, hunger, and homelessness.

Calling Back Veteran Walkers: Your Encore Awaits!

For our returning participants, welcome back! Your dedication has made a significant impact in the past, and we invite you to relive the magic. Challenge yourself to recruit a new team member, surpass your fundraising goals, and let's elevate our impact together. Your legacy in this journey is invaluable, and we can't wait to see the difference we make this year.

How to Rejoin the Movement

Register Swiftly: Your past participation makes registration a breeze. [Click here] to relive the excitement.

Fundraise Like a Pro: Leverage your previous success, share your story, and inspire others to contribute. Remember, every dollar counts!

Share the Journey: Spread the word on social media! Share your past CNOY memories, and your reasons for walking, and encourage others to join the movement. Tag us @startmeupniagara on Facebook and Instagram and @SMUNiagara on Twitter and use #CNOYSMUN24 to be featured on our pages.

Together We Walk, Together We Make a Difference

As we prepare to step into the cold once again, let's remember the impact we've had and the lives we've touched. Your participation is not just a walk; it's a statement of solidarity, kindness, and a commitment to building a better community. Join us, embrace the chill, and let's make the 2024 Coldest Night of the Year the most memorable one yet.

See you on February 24th as we walk together for hope and warmth!

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