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Coldest Night of the Year 2020

Good afternoon:

I am once again reaching out on behalf of my Homelife Realty office for our annual walk to raise awareness and dollars for this Saturday’s Coldest Night of The Year. This is a National walk to aid in the help to fight homeless where local people raise monies for this same cause. Join Canadians all over our country while we walk together. For us locals, we get to do this along our beautiful Marine Drive walkway in hopefully milder temperatures.  Last year $105,000 was raised for Sources to help vulnerable people that are homeless or in crisis, requiring assistance from our community.  Sources Community Resource Centre helps local people keep a roof over their head; provides poverty relief and other types of assistance. I have personally walked for a nephew who chose homelessness while he experienced a mental health crisis.

Please see an attachment which provides the information for this walk on Saturday.  You do not not have to walk with me but if you would like to donate any amount please see the information below. Any amount over $20 is tax receipted. Thanks in advance for your time in reading this email.  I know there are many charities out there and appreciate your time in considering this worthy cause.

Blessings

See the link below to introduce you to Sources Community and details for the event this Saturday.

Coldest Night of the Year 2019

A little walk for a big problem!

On February 23rd, I’m walking in the Coldest Night of the Year – a winter fundraiser for people in my community who need my support.

I’m walking for maybe an hour or two at most – a little walk, really – but it’s a big deal for the people we’re supporting. Would you support my walk with a personal donation?

Click the link below to make a donation on my personal fundraising page.

https://secure.e2rm.com/registrant/FundraisingPage.aspx?registrationID=4376536&langPref=en-CA

Update:

To date $106,415 was raised $100,000 was the target
Homelife Benchmark Realty raised $7510 goal was $5000. Leanne’s team raised $1040. Thank you for all the contributions. You can still donate until March 31, 2019 for this worthy cause

Thanks very much!
Leanne

23rd Annual Blanket Drive

The need has never been greater!
Let’s help keep the record number of homeless and working poor warm and dry this winter.

How you can help
Please donate the following items for all ages:
• gently used or new blankets or sleeping bags
• warm clothing, coats
• hats, gloves, scarves
• new socks and underwear
• plastic ponchos, bivy sacks

Contact Leanne if you need any items collected 778-549-8114

Read More

Coldest Night of the Year 2017

*UPDATE*

Coldest Night Of The Year was a great success! HomeLife raised $13,500 and a total of all the teams combined raised $85,500 for homeless. We all look forward to doing it again next year! Thank-you for your support!

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It’s cold out there. And on February 25th, I’m going to do something about it. Together with thousands of Canadians across the country, I’ll be walking in the Coldest Night of the Year, raising much-needed funds for local charities who support and serve the hungry, homeless, and hurting. Please give generously by clicking the “Donate Now”. Thanks!

Donate Now

Fundraising

I have put together a team of walkers and I am currently trying to raise money and awareness to support of “The Coldest Night of the Year” on Saturday, Feb. 20th, starting at the Sources Office: 822 Maple Street, White Rock, with a walk along the board walk to the west side of White Rock, then return for complimentary hot dogs, chili and warm drinks.

Registration starts at 4:00 pm, with opening ceremonies at 5:00 pm, walk begins at 5:15 pm, with routes closing at 8:00 pm. Walk for as little or long, as you like.

https://secure.e2rm.com/registrant/FundraisingPage.aspx?registrationID=3212831&langPref=en-CA#&panel1-2

Should you join in we will be raising funds for our local Sources, formerly Peace Arch Community Services, which have been in the White Rock area, for over 30 years. Sources run the food bank, offer counselling for individuals and families. They also offers resources to help individuals work themselves back into the community and work force. This includes running a cleaning service, where all the individuals are bonded and supervised, along with a local cafeteria at Softball City. I was personally touched by their services when I first developed breast cancer. I was blessed by one on one counselling and would love to give back to this excellent community event.

Funds generated from “The Coldest Night of the Year”, are specifically for support of the local Sources Women’s shelter, with on average 10,000 women and children each year, using the facilities: daily lunches for those living in cars, on the streets, and quite simply in need. They are also offered a hot shower, and donated clothing. Men are given coupons to the local Food Bank and Super Flutty, run by the Hospital Auxiliary for clothing.

Funds generated are also in support of the Rent Bank Program, where families can call on Sources to pay their rent or utilities for the month, to keep a roof over their heads and the lights on. 70% of the individuals, do pay this money back.

I thank-you in advance for your support to help our local community in need. You can receive tax deductible donations for a little as $25.00 or to join my team and walk with me. By the way, if you join the walk – walk as little or as much as you can. We are only doing this for the support of others thus if your health or legs won’t let you walk the whole route the point is to just walk what you can.

Sincerely,

Leanne