Cold won’t stop a Niagara College team from going the distance to help the homeless on February 24.
Joe Abbruscato, coordinator for the Hairstyling and Hairstylist Apprenticeship programs, is recruiting a team from the College to participate in the annual Coldest Night of the Year fundraiser – Canada’s national walk for the homeless. He is asking the college community for its support, to join in and participate in the event or sponsor the team.
His team, the Niagara College Knight Walkers, will participate in the Niagara Falls event to be held Saturday, February 24. The Niagara Falls event will support Project Share, a local charity that provides emergency food and support services to residents who live on or below the poverty line.
“We should never stop giving back. Often, during the holidays, people feel the need to give but there are 365 days in the year,” said Abbruscato.
Abbruscato has been involved with Project Share for more than 20 years and has seen the difference it makes in the community where he has also seen an increase in the need for its services. This will mark the fifth year he will be leading a team from NC to participate in the fundraiser and he encourages staff and students alike to join.
“Being able to get students and staff involved in this walk is awesome,” he said. “Seeing the joy and satisfaction of giving back to the community makes it all worth it for me.”
The 5-km family friendly walk will begin at 5 p.m. starting from its sponsor’s location: St. Paul High School (3834 Windermere Rd, Niagara Falls). It is expected to wrap up after 7 p.m. with warm drinks and treats to be provided by the sponsor at the finish.
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For more details about the Coldest Night of the Year and to find other event locations, visit the Coldest Night of the Year website at cnoy.org