The Sources Foundation is pleased to welcome back Elkay Developments as a Lead Sponsor of our fifth annual Coldest Night of the Year (CNOY) fundraiser. The “National Walk for Homelessness” takes place this Saturday, February 24, in White Rock. Ensuring a successful event requires staff and volunteers, civic engagement, and of course, community sponsors.
A real estate development company with historic roots in the South Surrey/White Rock community, Elkay Developments strives to create better working and living environments. “This means for all in the community, not just our customers. We take a cooperative approach in how we conduct our business,” explained President Leigh Sully.
“We continue to support CNOY, as homelessness is an ongoing issue in our community, even in a well-off community like Surrey/White Rock,” Sully said. “It makes you aware of how complicated of an issue homelessness is, and of how SOURCES programs such as the Rent Bank, Homelessness Advocacy and the Food Bank run – which are all so vital to the community.”
“In CNOY, we see the local community getting together to raise funds to combat homelessness. It’s really encouraging to see this. I encourage everyone to come out and join in on February 24. Despite the name, it often is actually not all that cold, and there is hot chocolate on route.”
This year’s event will start at 3 p.m., beginning at Sources Peace Arch Resource Centre (882 Maple St.) and traveling along the scenic promenade and pier. Sponsored coffee, tea, hot chocolate, hot dogs, turkey barley soup and other treats will be served at the start, at rest stops and at the finish line.
As of Thursday morning, 53% of SOURCES’ fundraising goal has been raised. With only two days to go, SOURCES invites the community to sign up and donate to this year’s WALK. By participating, you can help keep more people in our community safe, warm and housed this winter.
Learn more, register to walk or donate at: https://cnoy.org/locations/whiterock