Windsor walkers to bring some warmth to those in need

January 17, 2018 by  

Windsor’s Downtown Mission provides a respite for the homeless and in need in the city, and the Coldest Night of the Year Walk-a-Thon has been organized to help support it in its work.

The family-friendly fundraiser offers different lengths of route so that people of all ages and abilities can walk, or roll in a wheelchair or stroller, along the way. Everyone is welcome, but anyone who is under the age of 12 will need to be accompanied by their parent or another adult.

Two-, five- and ten-kilometer routes have been planned, and at the end of the walk, all the volunteers and walkers who lent their support to the evening will be served a free light dinner.

Last year, the mission provided 14,600 nights of shelter in a warm and safe environment and also 265,000 hot meals for some of the most vulnerable members of the community. Canvas banners and other signage for the participants to carry during a walk like this can help to make the public aware of the cause they are supporting.

February 24 has been selected as the date for the funding and awareness raiser, and people from all walks of life are invited to bundle up and lend a helping hand. For more details, contact Rukshini Ponniah-Goulin at rukshini@downtownmission.com.