On February 23 – We Walk to Make a Difference!
The Coldest Night of the Year is a family-friendly walk that raises money for charities serving hungry, homeless, and hurting people in local communities across Canada.
A team of Davidson Hearing Aid Centres staff and friends will be participating in the Coldest Night of the Year walk again this year. We will be fundraising in support of the Ottawa Lowertown walk. We would appreciate any donations and support that you are able to provide. If you would like to join us in walking, feel free to register as part of our team.
For every $1000 that our team raises, we will also be donating a hearing aid to someone in need. With untreated hearing loss linked to increased risks of dementia and falls, we hope that providing members of this community with the devices that they need will help their overall health and safety.
About the Two Charities Being Supported:
Capital City Mission: meets the needs of unemployed and street-involved people in Ottawa’s Lowertown. Many people who benefit from Capital City Mission struggle with mental health, addictions and poverty often resulting in isolation. Capital City Mission provides a safe, quiet, and respectful space that fosters a sense of home, community and inclusion. The Drop-In is a first point of contact for people who are searching for health care, addiction services, mental health support, and housing options.
Jericho Road Ministries: provide addiction recovery and mental health support for men in Ottawa. They have mental health support homes, a nine-month residential program that follows a traditional 12-step program, second stage addiction homes, and second stage co-occurring disorders support homes. Jericho Road also runs a weekly coffee house for those living in the inner city.