Coldest night is coming soon

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February 20 is the Coldest Night of the Year. This walk with a cause aims to help those experiencing “homelessness, hurt, and hunger.”

Coldest Night of the Year has raised over $33,500,000 in the past 11 years it has been running, and while this year may look a little different, their goal of raising money to help our vulnerable population, remains the same.

Uxbridge’s North House charity, has been actively participating in the Coldest Night of the Year for many years, and is gearing up once again for this year's walk. Community members are encouraged to sign up for a 2 or 5 km walk, on a safe route of their own choice. Those who participate will experience a small taste of what those who face homelessness encounter on a daily basis.

Mona Emond, association executive and marketing specialist at North House, says “that’s what makes this virtual event so great. Participants from all across the north Durham townships of Uxbridge, Scugog and Brock can join in the fun and walk in their own communities.”

Those who wish to register can sign up online, where they can set up their fundraising page. Any donors will be issued a receipt within minutes of any online gift over $20.

While it is encouraged that participants walk on the national event day, Feb. 20, fundraisers can select any day in February for their walk.

Emond says that, as of Tuesday, North House had raised 80 per cent of its $25,000 goal.

“We also have a North House team that people can donate to, should they not want to walk and just donate to the cause.”

To donate to the Uxbridge North House team and for more information on the Coldest Night of the Year visit cnoy.org/Uxbridge

Justyne Edgell, Local Journalism Initiative Reporter, The Uxbridge Cosmos