Come out for #ColdestNightSSM Feb 22nd at St. Vincent Place!



Thursday, January 16th, 2014


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


For media inquiries:

Jennifer Sarlo, Event Director:
(705) 942 5805 |

 Photo Courtesy of Blue Sea Philanthropy

Coldest Night of the Year 2014!


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).

To register for this year’s walk in Sault Ste. Marie, visit

Thank You from St. Vincent Place & Merry Christmas!

On behalf of the staff and volunteers of St. Vincent Place, we would like to thank the Sault Ste. Marie community for your generous support this year. Without your generous donations, our mission to serve those in need would go unfulfilled. We hope that you have a very Merry Christmas and a safe and Happy New Year.

Coldest Night of the Year 2014 – Its Coming!


Its almost that time of year again!

In 2014, we will once again be braving the elements, lacing up our boots and securing our scarves for a walk to raise money and awareness for the homeless and hurting in our community. It is cold out there, and we want to help.

Coldest Night of the Year is coming to Sault Ste. Marie on February 22nd, 2014, and its a great time to register your team, and start gathering pledges! Visit our official #CNOY14 page for more details! Click here to visit the registration site.

If you’d like more information on how to get involved, email for more details!

Sleep in a Box 2013: Donate Today!

Sleep in a Box 2013 is upon us again! Donate to St. Vincent Place’s page today to assist local organizations on November 15th, 2013!
For the fifth year in a row, the Soup Kitchen will hold its GREAT SOUP KITCHEN SLEEP OVER fundraiser at which participants sleep in cardboard shelters in and around the St James mall area. Participants raise funds in the form of pledges. The event is now well established and serves as a means to raise funds for the Soup Kitchen. The site of the event will be monitored throughout the night by volunteers, parents of participants and the City Police. The Soup Kitchen will remain open throughout the night to provide live band performances, food and fun. At 7 a.m. breakfast will be served and awards will be presented. Students attending will be allowed time for their school community hours sheets for the time spent collecting pledges as well as the time spent sleeping in a box.
The campaign goal is $75,000. After all monies have been collected, the Sault North Club Charitable Trust will issue cheques to the Sault Ste Marie Soup Kitchen and with success in the campaign, to the St. Vincent Place Shelter. The amounts of the cheques will depend on the amount raised. All of the first $25,000 will go to the Soup Kitchen. If less than $25.000 is raised then whatever is that amount will go to the Soup Kitchen. Likewise, the amount raised above $25,000 up to $50,000 will go to St. Vincent Place Shelter. Any amount raised above $50,000 will remain with the Sault North Charitable Trust to be used towards rotary projects.

Holiday Spirit Comes to the Thrift Store

If you are considering donating to the St. Vincent Place Thrift Store, please note that we ARE currently accepting Christmas and holiday items in the store.

Please ensure that all items are clean and in good working condition.

We cannot accept large Christmas trees.

For more information about donating to the St. Vincent Place Thrift Store, contact the store at 705-541-9478, or visit the store Monday through Friday, 11am-3pm.