On Feb. 21, the Coldest Night of the Year fundraiser took place across Canada, including Campbell River.
The event supports local community organizations that help the homeless. It involves a walk where those fundraised and involved, participate.
The money raised stays within the town or community it is raised from.
Carihi’s Leadership class had 14 students participate in the event, and the school wide coin drive raised $1,285 all going towards our homeless community. All the leadership students that participated found the event was a great way to fundraise locally
“Our leadership class was looking for a new way to give back to our community, the Coldest Night of the Year was something a lot of us hadn’t done before, so we were all pretty excited,” says Megan Grant, Carihi and leadership student.
The 5km walk started downtown at the community centre and had quite the turn out.
“The sidewalks were covered with all of us walking in support of our community,” says Jessica Grant, a participant and leadership student.
The leadership class, as well as Carihi likes do to as much fundraising and support for the community as possible and received support from the community, teachers, parents and students in making the event successfull.
Overall Campbell River as a community raised $22,000, all staying local to help the homeless.