Fundraisers & Events

Here at SMUN, we host a variety of fundraising events such as pasta nights, the annual Coldest Night of the Year walk, and our Harvest Fest. Additionally, we partner with groups such as The Shoebox Project Network, Delta Bingo Sponsor Association, and the National Giving Tuesday movement which provide us with additional funds or in kind donations to assist us in providing for our participants.

These initiatives support our Drop-In Centre, housing, and other programming we offer.

Join Us!

We would love to have you get involved with our fundraising initiatives and events. We rely on people like yourselves to make our efforts a success. Our participants need our help to nourish their bodies, provide warm shelter, get access to medical resources, or even work towards getting employment in our community.

Our largest event, The Coldest Night of the Year, gives you the impression of what it is like to be outside in the conditions and experience what our participants feel on a daily basis. We are always looking for people to join us in the fight to help the homeless in our community. We provide toques to those who raise a certain goal of funds. It is a great community event to be involved in whether you are walking, volunteering, or donating. Create a team, raise funds, recruit members, and walk with us!

Other initiatives, such as Pasta Dinners, or our Harvest Fest are important fundraising events that help us support our programming. Our whole team here at Start Me Up Niagara gets involved by contributing, volunteering, and bringing guests to help us support our goal and we hope you do the same! You can help us in a variety of ways such as donating food, donating time, purchasing the meals, or coming to any of our events. If you have questions on how you can help, reach out to us at and we would be happy to collaborate on new, exciting ideas with you.

Coldest Night of the Year

Once a year, we host our largest fundraiser where we walk on a cold night to raise money for the homeless, hurting and hungry in our community.

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Pasta Dinner Night

Once a month, we organize a pasta dinner for take out, or eat in with all proceeds going towards our Drop-In Centre.

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Support Our Work

Your donations go directly to frontline service and supports for our participants who experience homelessness and other mental health and addictions issues.

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