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 firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.