Mission Without Borders Winter Walk

Step Up For Others & Walk For Warmth This Winter

Mission Without Borders' 2nd Annual Winter Walk Challenge is set to begin January 15th, 2023 with teams and individuals across Canada stepping up for others and walking 2 kilometers a day outside, every day, for 15 days - whatever the weather. 

Timed perfectly to keep you on track with those New Year's fitness resolutions (if that's your thing), the Winter Walk Challenge helps raise awareness and desperately needed resources to help families in Eastern Europe stay warm this winter.

MWB Winter Walk How it Works

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,Many residential building in Ukraine have been destroyed in the war
In Ukraine, bombings have destroyed and damaged millions of homes leaving families exposed to the elements.
Many homes of the families Mission Without Borders works with are not constructed to keep the cold out during the winter months. And this year skyrocketing electricity, wood, and fuel prices are making it more difficult for families to heat their homes and stay warm.


The winter months in Eastern Europe can be brutally cold, and sometimes people are forced to decide what they can afford - food, rent, or heat. This is often the case with many of the seniors we serve, as they stretch everything to make ends meet but still can't afford wood or oil to heat their homes.

And with so much of the critical infrastructure destroyed in the war, Ukraine is facing an especially brutal winter this year as they endure rolling electrical blackouts, and shortages of gas, food, and fuel.

By joining Mission Without Borders' Winter Walk Challenge and fundraising, you help amplify the voices of families struggling in seemingly hopeless circumstances and provide desperately needed supplies and aid through our Winter Rescue program.


Mission Without Borders helps vulnerable people in urban areas through our Street Mercy programs  
In more urban areas, Mission Without Borders helps vulnerable people with warm clothes, food and support through our Street Mercy programs.
 
 

By supporting participants in the Winter Walk Challenge, you will help raise awareness of MWB's work in Eastern Europe here in Canada.
All funds raised will help the families we serve build brighter futures for themselves and bring hope through our Winter Rescue programming.

Put yourself out there and start fundraising!

Challenge participants who raise $150 in donations through their personal fundraising page will receive their very own MWB Winter Walk toque. Get your message out there, fundraise early and you'll receive a toque to keep you warm on your walks during the challenge!
 


 

Ukraine is facing an especially brutal winter at war this year 

“There aren’t enough emergency generators. The absence of power supply causes huge discomfort. However, at moments of despair we remind ourselves of those Ukrainians who have been suffering from constant shelling and bombing and terror for a long time. They’ve had no light, no heating and no water supply for many months since the beginning of the war. Then there’s a humble gratitude in our hearts for everything we still have for now – and our sincere and fervent prayer for those who are in much worse conditions.”
Alyona Maxymchuk, MWB communications manager in Ukraine

MWB provides assistance for families in need to stay warm during the winter
Ivan, a father in Ukraine, holds his daughter
close in their apartment that has no heat this winter.