The Coldest Night of the Year is a winterrific family-friendly walk in support of local charities serving people experiencing hurt, hunger, and homelessness. Join us on February 24, 2024 - team up, fundraise, walk, and take a moment to look closer... because it’s cold out there.
Our walk will kick-off after Shabbat on February 24. Check-in will open at 7 pm and the walk will commence at 7:30 pm.
With your safety in mind, extra precautions, including an increase in security, will be in effect during the event.
"And You Shall Love"
“Being on the streets… you're you don't know what it's what's going to happen every day. So you're living one day at a time. You don't know if someone's going to come after you and you don't know where food is going to come from.” – Vines, Ve’ahavta client
Ve'ahavta addresses the longstanding societal problem of poverty while simultaneously mobilizing volunteers to act and make a difference. Our Mobile Jewish Response to Homelessness outreach van program provides immediate relief and referrals to people facing homelessness, poverty, and hardship. Each night, our two vans visit several locations in downtown Toronto and Scarborough to deliver essential supplies, including nutritious meals, clothing, hygiene kits, and harm reduction kits.
Coldest Night of the Year not only creates awareness about the challenges people affected by poverty and homelessness face – it is an opportunity to raise vital funds to help meet the growing demand for Ve’ahavta’s lifesaving and life-changing programs.