Coldest Night of the Year poster image: snowflakeThe Coldest Night of the Year fundraising walk on Saturday, February 24, will support the Downtown Mission.

Students challenge alumni to support Mission fundraiser

Student participants in Alternative Spring Break have issued a challenge to UWindsor alumni to support the Coldest Night of the Year fundraising walk, on Saturday, February 24.

The family-friendly event raises monies for hungry, homeless, and hurting people across Canada; Windsor’s iteration will support the Downtown Mission.

Participants register to walk on a safe, looping route mapped out for them with volunteer marshals to guide them along the way. By walking at dusk during a cold winter’s night, they feel a hint of the challenge faced by those experiencing homelessness during winter. And by fundraising, they will contribute much-needed money to a charity, bringing hope and help to people in the community who need support.

Walkers will gather at the mission, 664 Victoria Avenue, for opening ceremonies at 5 p.m. To join the UWindsor alumni team, or to make a donation, visit the team’s website. Email for more information.