This winter has certainly been a mixed bag of temperatures. We’ve recently had some very cold days but for several weeks we had mild weather. Remember last year’s deep freeze that lasted almost for two months?
Unfortunately, if you spend a lot of time living on the street, a milder winter is not a respite from the impact of cold weather. When you spend your days outdoors, it doesn’t take long for your feet to get wet and cold. The wind penetrates your jacket and chills a person to the bone. What we consider a mild day can be a very difficult day if you are spending most of it outside.
During the winter, we make it our mission to ensure every man and women staying with us leaves the shelter with a good winter coat, dry boots, warm socks, a hat and gloves or mitts.
That’s why the fundraising continues so that we can contibnue to help Ottawa’s most vulnerable men and women 365 days a year. With that in mind, I’m pleased to annouce the fourth annual A Taste for Hope event.
This year, we’re excited to move to a new location — the Horticulture Building at Lansdowne Park. Mark your calendar for March 30, 6 to 9 p.m. for a wonderful evening of food and fellowship all for a good cause — helping those who have so little. Some of Ottawa’s best chefs will be serving their signature dishes. You’ll be able to sample fine wines or bid in the silent or live auctions.
This year we have a special surprise to unveil. Here are a few hints. It has great photos, great food and will last you 18 months.
For tickets to the event, click here or contact Micah at 613-789-8210, ext. 241 or by email at email@example.com. We hope to see you there.
If you would like more information on Shepherds of Good Hope or a tour of our facilities, please contact me at 613-789-8210, ext. 247 or firstname.lastname@example.org