On behalf of St. Vincent we would like to thank Sault Ste. Marie for there generosity and support on Saturday September 13th. Also a huge Thank you to all of our volunteers. We would not have been able to do this without you.
Fill a Box…Fill a need
We are holding our Annual Big Blue Box Food Drive on September 13, 2014. You can place your nonperishable food items in any container and put it at the curb before 10 a.m. on September 13th and we will have volunteers pick them up.you’ll be helping St. Vincent Place support their Food Bank, Soup Kitchen and Men’s Shelter.
We are having a Club Card Membership Appreciation day on July 21 from 10am-11am come and check out the great deals. Not a Club Card Member you still have time for only $10, and receive 10% off all your purchases for the next year.
Now that Winter is leaving, we are asking that if you are planning on making a donation to the St. Vincent Place Thrift Store that you bring in seasonal items and clothes, household items like small appliances, dishes, pots & pans, and utensils. Winter items can not be stored at the present time.
Donations can be dropped off at the St. Vincent Place Thrift Store Monday to Friday 11:00am to 2:30pm.
Also new at the Thrift Store is the introduction of the Club Rewards program! Like many other St. Vincent stores in Canada, the Sault’s location is introducing special deals, customer appreciation days and so much more with the purchase of your 1-year club rewards membership. See Elizabeth in the store today for more information!
For more information about what the Thrift Store is looking for, please click here, or call the Store Manager Elizabeth at (705) 541-9478.
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Wednesday February 25th, 2014
Coldest Night Walk warms the community
Second annual event brings in much needed funds for shelter, food bank and soup kitchen
(Sault Ste. Marie, ON) – Warm hearts and rosy cheeks graced the Sault’s downtown on this past Saturday evening for a great cause. The second annual Coldest Night of the Year event, in support of St. Vincent Place, saw a turnout of over 160 walkers who together raised $40,000 and awareness for the homeless, hurting and hungry in Sault Ste. Marie.
Participants of all ages took part in two-, five- and ten kilometer walks around the city’s downtown core on a night with very little snow, wind and a beautiful sunset. Volunteers lined the streets guiding to warming stations located at the Seniors Drop-In Centre and the Summit Community Church.
The event raised funds for St. Vincent Place’s men’s shelter, food bank, soup kitchen and thrift store. Though this year’s goal was to raise $50,000 for the organization, the money gathered will give strong support the ongoing efforts of St. Vincent Place to stock the shelves at the food bank and maintain consistent operation of the 24/7 men’s shelter. Donations will be accepted until March 14th, 2014 through the Coldest Night of the Year website at www.coldestnightoftheyear.org.
The Coldest Night of the Year local organizing team would like to thank the kindness of this year’s sponsors; Local2, Dawson & Keenan Insurance, Assante Wealth Management, Soo Mill Build All, the Seniors Drop-In Centre, The Summit Community Church, Superior Home Bakery and Tim Horton’s. A special thank you to all of the volunteers who braved the cold with us for this extraordinary event.
To learn more about the weekend’s exciting event, please visit Local2.ca for their coverage at http://www.local2.ca/ssm/viewarticle.php?id=14454
ABOUT COLDEST NIGHT OF THE YEAR
The Coldest Night of the Year is a fantastically fun, family-friendly walking fundraiser that raises money for the hungry, homeless and hurting in 65 communities across Canada. The 2, 5 and 10km WALK is held on Saturday, February 22rd, 2014, and provides participants the opportunity to experience a hint of the challenges faced by those experiencing homelessness while raising much needed revenue for their favourite local charity. Since 2011 the Coldest Night of the Year has raised $2.4 million dollars through the tireless efforts of each of our well known and well respected location partners (charities). More information can be found at www.coldestnightoftheyear.org.
ABOUT ST. VINCENT PLACE
St. Vincent Place is a creation of the Society of St. Vincent de Paul for the community of Sault Ste. Marie in response to a call for an entity to provide shelter for men over 18 years of age. St. Vincent Place is a non-profit organization, dedicated to assisting members of the community with basic needs and skill development. The four components of the St. Vincent Place services are the men’s shelter, food bank, soup kitchen and thrift store. More information can be found at www.vincentplacessm.ca.
This is why we walk!
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Thursday, January 16th, 2014
THE COLDEST NIGHT OF THE YEAR COMES TO Sault Ste. Marie FEB. 22
A short walk for a big problem returns to the Sault for a second event
(Sault Ste. Marie, ON)– St. Vincent Place is encouraging Sault Ste. Marie residents to bundle up and raise cold, hard cash for The Coldest Night of the Year (WALK). A family-friendly winter fundraising event for Sault Ste. Marie’s homeless, hungry and hurting, the WALK takes place on the evening of February 22nd, 2014.
Taking part in the Coldest Night of the Year will help participants understand the experience of surviving on the streets during a cold Canadian winter, while raising funds to aid the work of St. Vincent Place in providing much-needed support to members of our community. Coldest Night walks will be taking place on the same night in an anticipated 65 cities from coast to coast.
The Sault Ste. Marie WALK begins and ends at St. Vincent Place, located at 222 Albert St. East, where walkers will register, turn in the results of their fundraising efforts, and return at the end of the evening for a warm celebration meal. Donning iconic gray toques, participants will walk a 2km, 5km or 10km route, and will warm up with toasty drinks at rest stops along the way.
This is St. Vincent Place’s second time taking part in the Coldest Night of the Year, and they’re aiming to raise $50,000 for their work with the homeless in Sault Ste. Marie. An expected 250 walkers and 25 teams, including staff and friends of St. Vincent Place are expected to brave the cold winter’s night.
St. Vincent Place has been serving Sault Ste. Marie for ten years, and the boost in funds resulting from the Coldest Night of the Year will benefit their clients in a time of the year known historically for low levels of giving.
For further information about the exciting event, contact:
Jennifer Sarlo, Event Director
For National Event information, contact
Brian Carney, Executive Director
About St. Vincent Place Sault Ste. Marie
St. Vincent Place is a creation of the Society of St. Vincent de Paul for the community of Sault Ste. Marie in response to a call for an entity to provide shelter for men over 18 years of age. St. Vincent Place is a non-profit organization, dedicated to assisting members of the community with basic needs and skill development. The four components of the St. Vincent Place services are the men’s shelter, food bank, soup kitchen and thrift store, located at 222 Albert St. East. For more information, please visit our website at www.vincentplacessm.ca.
For media inquiries:
Jennifer Sarlo, Event Director:
(705) 942 5805 | firstname.lastname@example.org
Photo Courtesy of Blue Sea Philanthropy