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Who We Walk For

Hurting. Without a home. At risk. On the margins.

The people we serve are more than a list of statistics, problems, symptoms and circumstances. The “hungry, homeless and hurting” is a wide brush stroke we use to represent the individuals who benefit from the money raised through the Coldest Night of the Year.

So who are they?

The people who receive assistance through the funds raised through the WALK, include those struggling with:

  • living at or below the poverty line
  • addictions or substance abuse
  • community and social support
  • race or gender discrimination
  • access to adequate housing
  • access to adequate food
  • access to employment
  • mental health issues

Community Commitment

Each local charity that hosts the WALK in their community is known for their commitment to prudently serving people in need. View our list of cities and partners here.

The Coldest Night of the Year partners with these selected organizations to support the work they do to bring hope, help and compassion to those on the margins in their town or city, in the cold winter months when giving is scarce and resources are dwindling.

So that's who we're walking for. People in your community. Neighbours down your street. Kids you see every day. A family member you love. Maybe you?

Watch 2014's Video To Learn More

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If you have any questions about the Coldest Night of the Year or Blue Sea Philanthropy, please email