The Coldest Night of the Year is a fun, family-friendly national walk that helps raise funds for charities that serve hungry, homeless and hurting people in the community.
On February 22nd at the Milton Sports Centre local residents walked in the cold to support all those in our community who are being crushed by struggle, trauma and homelessness. This year there was a record 213 walkers, 26 teams and 62 volunteers who all together made the walk such a great success.
The walk generated over $57,000, a new record, in support of Milton Transitional Housing’s mission to help end homelessness in our community. Milton Transitional Housing is a community-based, registered Canadian Charity that provides bridge accommodation and supportive counseling to people in Milton who are experiencing a housing crisis. MTH’s program assists participants in overcoming their challenges while they work towards securing their own independent, stable housing.
Team Captain Tasneem Ghauri, of the ICCM Young Muslim Academy (YMA) when reflecting on their team’s success in raising $4,433 had this to say – “Our beloved prophet Mohammad he said that the best of people are those who bring the most benefit to others. So when you go for a walk like this you are not just benefiting those you raise funds for but you are benefiting yourself, you have a feeling of accomplishment you have done something for the society you live in.”
Galen Naidoo Harris of Team Adam van Koverden “If not homelessness, what are you willing to fight for” mentioned walker Galen Naidoo Harris of Team Adam van Koeverden.
The 2020 Walk also saw the return of Faith United Milton which continued to be the leader of the pack raising the highest amount of all the teams at $11,140.00. “Amazing work Faith United! It warms our hearts doesn’t it?” said Team Captain Suzanne Watts on their record amount raised.
To learn more about the walk visit cnoymilton.ca or to learn more about Milton Transitional Housing visit mthmilton.ca