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Get ready for sixth annual Coldest Night of the Year

It’s cold out there and Nelson CARES wants to help warm things up for people who need it most.

On Saturday, February 22nd, 2020 Nelson CARES Society will host the 6th annual Coldest Night of the Year (CNOY). The Coldest Night of the Year is a fantastically fun, family-friendly walking fundraiser that raises money for the hungry, homeless and hurting in over 130 communities across Canada. This will be their sixth annual here in Nelson.

Nelson CARES Society works to support the most vulnerable people in our community. They do this through the preservation, maintenance and development of safe affordable housing. Sometimes a place to live is not enough and people need some support to maintain their housing. The funds raised through Coldest Night of the Year help to fund our Ready For Home program which does just that.

Ready For Home provides support to people who have experienced, or are at risk of, homelessness. At the core of Ready For Home is a paid staff member who works one-on-one with individuals to maintain their health and housing and prevent homelessness. This program assists Nelson CARES tenants with life skills development; connection to health services, employment and income supports ... anything that will help these residences stay in the affordable housing units and off the streets.

Nelson CARES wishes to thank their returning sponsors from last year’s event. Valhalla Pure Nelson has signed on once again as our one and only Lead Sponsor and we couldn’t be more honored. Also returning from last year are Shambhala Music Festival in our Supporting Sponsor role. New this year are Cover Architecture, Studio 9 Architecture and Planning Ltd., and Ellenwood Homes all signed on as Event Sponsors.

“As a local business, we at Valhalla Pure Outfitters in Nelson have a social responsibility to our community.

Being the Lead Sponsor for the second year in a row shows our commitment to exactly that...Our Community. As an outdoor clothing and gear outfitter, we know what it takes to be warm and comfortable in our harsh Canadian climate....On behalf of our customers and team at VPO Nelson, we are proud to stand beside

Coldest Night of the Yea, and give back to our community.” Sam Baio (owner of Valhalla Pure Outfitters in Nelson).

Nelson CARES would like to invite everyone to join them for this fun family friendly event. They are looking for volunteers, team captains, walkers, and donors. Come out and help make Nelson a warmer place for everyone.