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February? More like FeBRRRRRuary! The heat is ON at DcDH (and it’s cranked to max at home, too). Now, what if there was no home to call your own? Sadly, that’s the case for the roughly 235,000 Canadians who experience homelessness every year. Let that sink in.
Now I’ll hand it over to Jacelle to talk about how our team is getting cold to bring the warmth!
It’s cold out there
No matter how cold it gets, our hearts are always warm enough to help someone in need. So once again, the Dc team is hitting the streets for the Coldest Night of The Year to fundraise for Choices for Youth and help young people in our community.
Choices for Youth helps hundreds of youth every year, offering housing support, educational and employment support, emergency shelter, crisis response, and many other programs that help young people realize and harness their strengths.
We need your help
Just think, if you’ve complained even once this winter about feeling Jack Frost nipping at your nose or toes, how it must feel to spend all winter in the cold, with the fear of having nowhere to live …
The Dc team (as individuals and together) are raising funds for Choices for Youth by taking a walk through downtown on February 24. We have a goal to raise $1,500 before the walk! You can donate to the Dc team, or pick a staff person, and give them a few bucks (the same price as a cup of coffee) to help out.
Heating up the competition
We’re a pretty competitive around here and we want our team to raise the most, so if you’re going to contribute today’s latte money – maybe think about adding in tomorrow’s … and whatever you were going to spend on Sunday’s brunch, too!
And remember, the Coldest Night of the Year team will issue tax receipts for donations of more than $20, so there are no excuses!
And with that thought — donate! The St. John’s walk has a goal of $45,000 … so hook us up with a few shillings so we can help keep our youths’ futures warm.
To sponsor the Dc team, head this way!