It’s cold out there, so let’s doing something about it. Join us on February 25th, 2017 as we walk for the homeless, hungry and hurting youth in our communities. The Coldest Night of the Year is a Nationwide walk-a-thon which raises funds for community organizations working with homeless and hurting individuals. The walks that take place in Chilliwack and Abbotsford raise money for Cyrus Centre. In 2017, Cyrus Centre Abbotsford hopes to add an additional 2 shelter beds and Cyrus Centre Chilliwack hopes to add an addition 4 shelter beds. In September and October of 2016, Cyrus Centre turned away over 30 youth from our shelter. We need more beds. But in order for us to expand our shelter, we need more funds. The Coldest Night of the Year poses an excellent opportunity to raise necessary funds and raise awareness for the homeless, hungry and hurting youth in our community. Our goal is to raise $20,000 in each location, to do that we need your help!

44% of homeless people in the City of Chilliwack are youth. 18% of homeless people in Abbotsford are youth. Cyrus Centre offers the ONLY emergency housing for youth under the age of 16 between the Okanagan and Metro Vancouver. We need more beds.

We invite you to sign up and walk with us. Go to www.cnoy.org to register as a walker, start a group, or donate. Registration for the walk is at 4pm and the walk starts at 5pm. For more information email maren@cyruscentre.com or checkout the CNOY website for full details.

We look forward to see you, and remember, it’s cold out there.