Stepping Up For Others & Walking For Warmth
The Mission Without Borders Winter Walk Challenge is well underway with teams and individuals across Canada stepping up for others and walking 2 kilometers a day outside, everyday, whatever the weather this January.
Not only are they staying active, they're raising awareness and resources to help families in Eastern Europe stay warm this winter as prices for other staples increase beyond the ability of many Mission Without Borders serves.
Many homes of the families Mission Without Borders works with are not constructed to keep the cold out during the winter months.
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 help, as they stretch everything to make ends meet but still can't afford wood or oil to heat their homes.
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 during these difficult times.
In more urban areas, Mission Without Borders helps vulnerable people with warm clothes, food and support through our Street Mercy programs.
Put yourself out there and start fundraising!
Challenge participants who raise $100 in donations through their personal fundraising page will receive their very own MWB Winter Walk toque. Get your message out there early, fundraise through January and you'll receive a toque to keep you warm on your walks during the challenge!