On February 24, 2018 a few St. Catherine's members joined people from St. John's Anglican Church in North Vancouver for the 2nd annual Long, Long Night of Hope, a fundraiser for homelessness!
The total is $17,805.00 but our goal is $20,000.00. Can you help us achieve this goal?
Every dollar raised will be donated to the Lookout Housing and Health Society's shelter in North Vancouver.
The donation links are open until March 15, 2018. Please consider taking part in The Long, Long Night of Hope 2018, by donating. Three St. Catherine's members participated and we don't mind to whom you donate - it all goes to the Lookout Society. (click on a name to donate)
Homelessness is not hopelessness. You can be the hope.
The Long, Long Night of Hope: A fundraiser for the homeless in our community
Saturday, February 24th, 2018
One mid-winter night - on what feels like the longest night any of us will experience this year - we bundled up with sleeping bags and warm blankets and spent the night in our car.
Some stretched out on the hard wood pews inside the church.
Why did we do this?
First, to get a tiny taste of what it is like for the thousands of homeless men, women and children living in the Lower Mainland ... people struggling against the elements (and our indifference) just to survive however they can.
Second, to raise funds in support of The Lookout Society's programs supporting the homeless on the North Shore.
Each volunteer pledged to raise funds through friends and social media. All funds raised by the volunteers are being collected through an online pledge site, and the entire amount will go to the Lookout Society on the North Shore ...funds used to feed and offer shelter to families with nowhere else to go.
Why are we doing this?