Raised:
$54,935
78%Goal:
$70,000

Reading

Hosted by New Journey Community Outreach

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The Coldest Night of the Year is a winterrific family-friendly walk in support of local charities serving people experiencing hurt, hunger, and homelessness. Join us on February 24, 2024 - team up, fundraise, walk, and take a moment to look closer... because it’s cold out there.

Community Sponsors

Reading (New Journey Community Outreach) is super grateful for our fantastic 2024 sponsors! View all sponsors >

2024 CNOY Photos

Here's an early collection of our fave CNOY 2024 pics from across North America - special thanks to our many volunteer photographers! If you've got CNOY Day photos or videos you'd like to share, contact photos@bluesea.org.

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Reading Scoreboard

Are you thrashing the competition (for a good cause)? Find out here! Stats are updated every 15 minutes. See how you stack up on the national scoreboard >

Teams
Walkers

#

Team Name

Captain

Members

Raised

1

Hunger Hikers of New Journey

Christie Botterbusch

14

20,020.00

2

Boscovs Store’s Steppers

Stefanie Brocchi

29

3,375.00

3

IUCC Walkers

Megan Huesgen

15

2,480.00

4

Reading School District Student Services

Emily Snisky

35

2,465.00

5

Wilson High School's Hope For Humanity Club

Matthew Brocchi

20

2,427.00

6

Boscov's Logistics

David Brocchi

6

1,705.00

7

The Food Fighters

Amy Moore

3

1,550.00

8

Reform Congregation Oheb Sholom

Brian Michelson

2

1,472.00

9

West Lawn UMC Walkers

Trisha Rabold

4

1,440.00

10

BCHC Brave Walkers

Debbie Hartranft

18

1,336.50

11

Holy Walkamolies

Christine Nepple

9

1,310.00

12

Freezin' For a Reason

Marissa Banks

14

1,175.00

13

AMAZON TEN1

Curt Hoover

13

1,075.00

14

Iron Valley Real Estate of Berks

Erica Fair

7

1,025.00

15

Junior League of Reading

Katie Rothstein

3

900.00

16

Step By Step Pediatric Therapy

Dore Blanchet

7

700.00

17

Reading Proud

Mark Yoder

4

650.00

18

WBMD Stronger Together!

Deborah Graf

5

560.00

19

GRBC Kiwanis Club

Kelly Kinkaid

2

525.00

20

Kozloff Stoudt Attorneys

Dellise Otero

6

500.00

21

NJCO Supporters

Angela Blum

3

500.00

22

Inspire

Mindy McIntosh

5

420.00

23

Next Gen

Jennifer Tinsman

6

275.00

24

Do Gooders Gal6:9

English Bradley

1

200.00

25

Anastasis Fellowship

Shannon Baker

1

100.00

26

Team BCEH

jack williams

1

27

Hope Hikers

Tricia Wood

1

28

Sigma Alpha Epsilon-Pennsylvania Sigma Mu

Dominick Magalhaes

3

#

Name

Team Name

Donors

Raised

1

Jeff Laylon

Hunger Hikers of New Journey

69

6,865.00

2

Richard Carpenter

Hunger Hikers of New Journey

11

3,275.00

3

Christie Botterbusch

Hunger Hikers of New Journey

21

2,775.00

4

Matthew Brocchi

Wilson High School's Hope For Humanity Club

24

1,596.00

5

Casey Carpenter

Hunger Hikers of New Journey

5

1,000.00

6

Brian Michelson

Reform Congregation Oheb Sholom

13

950.00

7

Christine Nepple

Holy Walkamolies

12

765.00

8

Amy Moore

The Food Fighters

5

725.00

9

David Brocchi

Boscov's Logistics

5

725.00

10

Marissa Banks

Freezin' For a Reason

5

675.00

11

Marnell E McCarthy

West Lawn UMC Walkers

14

550.00

12

Zelda Yoder

Reading Proud

6

500.00

13

Megan Huesgen

IUCC Walkers

5

460.00

14

Jayme Babczak

IUCC Walkers

4

460.00

15

Carla Manley

Boscovs Store’s Steppers

7

440.00

16

Holly Michelson

Reform Congregation Oheb Sholom

7

422.00

17

Mark Hahn

Hunger Hikers of New Journey

6

375.00

18

Emily Snisky

Reading School District Student Services

5

375.00

19

Donna Conrad

IUCC Walkers

8

370.00

20

Karen Wang

BCHC Brave Walkers

4

322.00

21

Leanne Eckenrode

Reading School District Student Services

9

320.00

22

Mario DeSantis Jr

Boscov's Logistics

5

320.00

23

Debbie Boone

Hunger Hikers of New Journey

5

310.00

24

Melissa Karas

Holy Walkamolies

4

300.00

25

Melissa Belinski

IUCC Walkers

5

300.00

26

Emmett Krocker

Wilson High School's Hope For Humanity Club

7

300.00

27

Andy Hoffert

West Lawn UMC Walkers

3

300.00

28

Mindy McIntosh

Inspire

6

295.00

29

Hope Esterly

Boscovs Store’s Steppers

6

275.00

30

Jo Kisling-Cohn

Boscovs Store’s Steppers

2

275.00

31

Amanda Wargo

Reading School District Student Services

8

250.00

32

Katie Rothstein

Junior League of Reading

4

250.00

33

Lisa Sanelli

Hunger Hikers of New Journey

1

250.00

34

Rebecca and Willis Erb

The Food Fighters

1

250.00

35

Lizeth Alanis

Iron Valley Real Estate of Berks

1

250.00

36

Carol ORourke

IUCC Walkers

1

250.00

37

Brian Hartman

Iron Valley Real Estate of Berks

1

250.00

38

Brian F. Boland

Kozloff Stoudt Attorneys

1

250.00

39

Dellise Otero

Kozloff Stoudt Attorneys

1

250.00

40

Sam Banks

Freezin' For a Reason

1

250.00

41

Debby Bloom

Hunger Hikers of New Journey

3

250.00

42

Steve Ohnsman

5

250.00

43

Dore Blanchet

Step By Step Pediatric Therapy

1

250.00

44

Danielle Drey

AMAZON TEN1

1

250.00

45

Aisha Adams

NJCO Supporters

4

245.00

46

Arianne Bobb David

Boscovs Store’s Steppers

4

225.00

47

Christina Schan

Boscovs Store’s Steppers

5

225.00

48

Erica Fair

Iron Valley Real Estate of Berks

3

225.00

49

John Kramer

Hunger Hikers of New Journey

5

225.00

50

Todd Weber

Boscovs Store’s Steppers

4

225.00

51

Amanda Avans

Boscovs Store’s Steppers

4

225.00

52

Bill Wagner

Boscovs Store’s Steppers

4

225.00

53

Bobbie Lynn Helfer

Boscovs Store’s Steppers

7

225.00

54

Lori Salvatori

Boscovs Store’s Steppers

6

225.00

55

Carl Botterbusch

Hunger Hikers of New Journey

1

200.00

56

Beth Calabria

IUCC Walkers

3

200.00

57

English Bradley

Do Gooders Gal6:9

3

200.00

58

Sheila Rhoads

Boscovs Store’s Steppers

3

200.00

59

Lisa Kepner

Reading School District Student Services

9

195.00

60

Natalie Smith

Reading School District Student Services

5

175.00

61

Angela Blum

NJCO Supporters

6

175.00

62

Janice Provetti

BCHC Brave Walkers

2

172.00

63

Anne Rutkowski

Hunger Hikers of New Journey

5

170.00

64

Debbie Hartranft

BCHC Brave Walkers

4

157.00

65

Melissa Gillard

Reading School District Student Services

3

150.00

66

Kelly Kinkaid

GRBC Kiwanis Club

2

150.00

67

Deborah Graf

WBMD Stronger Together!

1

150.00

68

Susan Werner

GRBC Kiwanis Club

2

150.00

69

Kristin Good

Reading School District Student Services

1

150.00

70

Gracelyn Smith

Reading School District Student Services

4

150.00

71

Mark Matteoda

AMAZON TEN1

1

150.00

72

Jenna Hartman

Iron Valley Real Estate of Berks

1

150.00

73

Pamela Hartman

Iron Valley Real Estate of Berks

1

150.00

74

Bella Mancias

Wilson High School's Hope For Humanity Club

3

150.00

75

Kate Geiling

Junior League of Reading

1

150.00

76

Sherry Franco

BCHC Brave Walkers

1

150.00

77

Heather McFadden

IUCC Walkers

1

150.00

78

Missy Reichert

Boscov's Logistics

6

135.00

79

Stefanie Brocchi

Boscovs Store’s Steppers

3

105.00

80

Ashley Witkowski

Wilson High School's Hope For Humanity Club

1

100.00

81

Erin Fratis

Step By Step Pediatric Therapy

3

100.00

82

Angie Garland

Holy Walkamolies

2

100.00

83

Anne Fisher

Reading School District Student Services

1

100.00

84

Dylan Knowles

Boscov's Logistics

1

100.00

85

Shane Moyer

Wilson High School's Hope For Humanity Club

1

100.00

86

Catherine Durand

Reading School District Student Services

1

100.00

87

Curt Hoover

AMAZON TEN1

1

100.00

88

Kim Kohl

Next Gen

1

100.00

89

Andrea Dinatale

Step By Step Pediatric Therapy

2

90.00

90

Vicki Aquila

Reading School District Student Services

1

75.00

91

Susan Iliff

IUCC Walkers

1

75.00

92

Nicole Belote

BCHC Brave Walkers

1

72.00

93

Erika Pied

BCHC Brave Walkers

1

72.00

94

David Hershey

BCHC Brave Walkers

1

72.00

95

ACCAMMA JOY

BCHC Brave Walkers

1

72.00

96

Danica Gabrielson

BCHC Brave Walkers

1

72.00

97

Natalie Natalie

BCHC Brave Walkers

1

72.00

98

Lori Godown

Holy Walkamolies

2

70.00

99

Bekah Bowland

Reading School District Student Services

3

65.00

100

Samantha Herrera

Wilson High School's Hope For Humanity Club

2

56.00

101

Kiley Helfer

Boscovs Store’s Steppers

3

55.00

102

Asher Knowles

Boscov's Logistics

1

50.00

103

Jacob Neal

Freezin' For a Reason

1

50.00

104

Teena Lee

Freezin' For a Reason

1

50.00

105

Pete Morrotto

NJCO Supporters

2

50.00

106

Shannon Baker

Anastasis Fellowship

1

50.00

107

Michele Mace

Reading School District Student Services

1

50.00

108

Ian Politanoff

Boscovs Store’s Steppers

2

50.00

109

Deacon Diana Pelletier

WBMD Stronger Together!

1

50.00

110

Evan Rhoads

Boscovs Store’s Steppers

1

50.00

111

Mark Yoder

Reading Proud

1

50.00

112

tara scott

Reading School District Student Services

1

50.00

113

Grant Hartlieb

Freezin' For a Reason

1

50.00

114

Jennifer Tinsman

Next Gen

1

50.00

115

Dave Hartranft

BCHC Brave Walkers

1

50.00

116

Elisa Loncola-Hicks

Reading School District Student Services

1

50.00

117

Mark Rutkowski

Hunger Hikers of New Journey

1

50.00

118

COLLEEN KUNKLE

Next Gen

1

50.00

119

Bob Stewart

IUCC Walkers

2

45.00

120

Donald McCarthy

West Lawn UMC Walkers

1

40.00

121

Bill Fehr

IUCC Walkers

2

35.00

122

Smith Family

WBMD Stronger Together!

1

30.00

123

Christopher Kunkle

Next Gen

1

25.00

124

IVY KUNKLE

Next Gen

1

25.00

125

Sheila Mcafee

Boscovs Store’s Steppers

1

25.00

126

Zack Trego

Boscovs Store’s Steppers

1

25.00

127

Chris Mueller

Freezin' For a Reason

1

25.00

128

Kim Wright

Hunger Hikers of New Journey

1

25.00

129

Luz Torres

Boscovs Store’s Steppers

1

25.00

130

Matt Carney

Freezin' For a Reason

1

25.00

131

Jessica Garber

Boscovs Store’s Steppers

1

25.00

132

Willow Boyer

Boscovs Store’s Steppers

1

25.00

133

Jake McAfee

Boscovs Store’s Steppers

1

25.00

134

Liam Savarese

Boscovs Store’s Steppers

1

25.00

135

Robert Goonan

Boscov's Logistics

1

25.00

136

Briana Knarr

Boscovs Store’s Steppers

1

25.00

137

Ellen Harry

Boscovs Store’s Steppers

1

25.00

138

Melissa King

Boscovs Store’s Steppers

1

25.00

139

Steven Umberto Bertoni

Boscovs Store’s Steppers

1

25.00

140

Lori Breidenstein

Inspire

1

25.00

141

Emily Brown

Reading School District Student Services

1

25.00

142

Chelsea Lienhard

Reading School District Student Services

1

25.00

143

Sue Love

Boscovs Store’s Steppers

1

25.00

144

Kimberly Ann Dunker

Boscovs Store’s Steppers

1

25.00

145

Kathy Cunningham

Next Gen

1

25.00

146

Jake Hodge

Boscovs Store’s Steppers

1

25.00

147

Talon Gaskin

Reading School District Student Services

1

20.00

148

Gannon Gaskin

Reading School District Student Services

1

20.00

149

Kade Gaskin

Reading School District Student Services

1

20.00

150

Giavanna Jacobs

Wilson High School's Hope For Humanity Club

1

20.00

151

Logan Lengel

IUCC Walkers

1

10.00

152

Tonya Palka

Wilson High School's Hope For Humanity Club

1

5.00

153

Brooke Steed

Wilson High School's Hope For Humanity Club

154

Allison Kalbach

Inspire

155

LaRissa Wall-Weaver

Wilson High School's Hope For Humanity Club

156

Vivian silva

157

Sciarra Brown

Reading School District Student Services

158

Matt Banks

Freezin' For a Reason

159

Lydia Minford

Iron Valley Real Estate of Berks

160

Melissa Boyer

Reading School District Student Services

161

Jacob Bowland

Reading School District Student Services

162

Elijah Bowland

Reading School District Student Services

163

Kaitlyn Mensch

Reading School District Student Services

164

Emily Tippin

Wilson High School's Hope For Humanity Club

165

Rick Hartlieb

Freezin' For a Reason

166

Pamela Gabrielson

BCHC Brave Walkers

167

Mathew Thomas

BCHC Brave Walkers

168

Amanda Hornberger

IUCC Walkers

169

Jessi McIntosh

Inspire

170

Ashley Witkowski

Wilson High School's Hope For Humanity Club

171

Chris Reppert

AMAZON TEN1

172

Evan Boskoski

Hunger Hikers of New Journey

173

Steven Snisky

Reading School District Student Services

174

Megan King

Step By Step Pediatric Therapy

175

Tricia Wood

Hope Hikers

176

Trisha Rabold

West Lawn UMC Walkers

177

Fabian Navarro II

178

Charles Diefenderfer

Holy Walkamolies

179

Jen Hartlieb

Freezin' For a Reason

180

Nneoma Deborah Uchendu

Wilson High School's Hope For Humanity Club

181

Danielle and Abbie Smith

WBMD Stronger Together!

182

Cole Curtis

Sigma Alpha Epsilon-Pennsylvania Sigma Mu

183

Vanessa Salazar

AMAZON TEN1

184

Carl Williamson

IUCC Walkers

185

Brianna Rosselli

Wilson High School's Hope For Humanity Club

186

Gina Dierolf

Reading School District Student Services

187

Houssam Chahrour

AMAZON TEN1

188

Jason Hornberger

IUCC Walkers

189

Heaven Crane

190

Olivia Beck

Reading School District Student Services

191

Osvaldo samboy perez

Reading School District Student Services

192

jack williams

Team BCEH

193

Crystal Rauenzahn

Reading School District Student Services

194

Zaide Ladensack

Holy Walkamolies

195

Yessalies Martinez

Wilson High School's Hope For Humanity Club

196

Annette Garber

Step By Step Pediatric Therapy

197

Perla Martinez

Reading School District Student Services

198

Paul Espineli

Wilson High School's Hope For Humanity Club

199

Meme shabazz

200

Dylan Huha

Sigma Alpha Epsilon-Pennsylvania Sigma Mu

201

Barbara Boland

Kozloff Stoudt Attorneys

202

Annabelle Deck

Wilson High School's Hope For Humanity Club

203

Joan London

Kozloff Stoudt Attorneys

204

Daniel Becker

Kozloff Stoudt Attorneys

205

Elizabeth Allen

The Food Fighters

206

Meg Diamond Diamond

Junior League of Reading

207

Katrese Bradley

Reading School District Student Services

208

Caitlin Mercer

Kozloff Stoudt Attorneys

209

Terri Myers

Holy Walkamolies

210

Dominick Magalhaes

Sigma Alpha Epsilon-Pennsylvania Sigma Mu

211

maria ullauri

Wilson High School's Hope For Humanity Club

212

calen mcardle

Wilson High School's Hope For Humanity Club

213

Jenn Chandler

Step By Step Pediatric Therapy

The Challenge

Got a big-hearted business, workplace, group, church, or community? Step up and join the Challenge to compete for your local pride in support of CNOY. Check the National Challengeboard to see more!

About New Journey Community Outreach

For many in our community, food and shelter is not a given. 40,000 of our neighbors are food insecure and an increasing number are at risk. These families face difficult decisions; do I pay my heating bill or do I buy groceries for my family? We see families losing their homes or apartments, sometimes sleeping in cars as funding for alternative housing has been stretched thin or, in some cases, isn't available. New Journey Community Outreach supports our neighbors who find themselves struggling by providing them with food, clothing, and support.


Through our weekly food distributions, we ensure families have food to put on the table. Last year, over 13,000 bags of groceries were distributed. Our daily soup kitchen provides a full lunch for our guests, including many who are homeless. Last year, we served over 52,000 meals.


Our clothing center provides clothing for infants to adults and we also host a Back to Work clothing center, providing clothing for interviews and a variety of workplace settings. In the winter, we distribute coats and warm clothing to help our neighbors face harsh weather.


We work closely with other social service agencies, ensuring individuals and families have their most critical needs met.


We invite you to be partners in our work! Sign up, lead a team, or join a team, because no one should have to worry about where their next meal is coming from.

Event Day Details

Save the date - CNOY Day is February 24, 2024!

StartGoogle Map

1801 Broadcasting Rd, Reading, PA 19610


This year, we return to Penn State Berks for the Coldest Night of the Year fundraising walk. Enter off Broadcasting. The walk begins and ends at the Gaige Building, located on campus.

Schedule

  • 4:00 pm: Meet Check-in + Welcome
  • 5:00 pm: Move Send-off
  • 6:00 pm: Munch Light meal served
  • 7:00 pm: Mosey Goodbye + see you in 2025!

Not able to join us in person at the Main Event? We hope you'll register, fundraise and walk offsite with friends and family.

Route Details

  • Route Distances: Check out the maps below to see where we will be walking.
  • Rest stop: Keep an eye out for opportunities to rest and refresh with yummy snacks along the route.
  • Signage: All routes will be well-signed with our bold blue CNOY signs.
  • Route Support: Route marshals, rest stop hosts, and support vehicle drivers provide support along the route.
  • Children 12 and under must be accompanied by a parent or guardian at all times.
  • Pets: We love our little furballs like you do, but pets are not permitted at the Coldest Night of the Year except for approved and trained service animals. Read more about our pet policy

Check-in

  • All walkers participating at the Main Event on Saturday, February 24, 2024 must check-in upon arrival.
  • Toques! Fundraising walkers who raise $150+ (or $75+ for those under 18) will receive a CNOY toque as a thank you on event day, while supplies last.
  • (Psst... a toque is what CNOYers call that trademark winter hat. Read more here: CNOY toque)
  • Offsite fundraising walkers can contact their local event director to arrange toque pickup the week of the event.

Have questions? Visit the FAQ section!

Handling Money

  • Credit Card: The Best Option! Simple, secure, automatically tax receipted for gifts of $20+. Visit the Donate page, share your personal page link, or have your donor call CNOY Head Office.
  • Checks: The Old Faithful - made payable to Blue Sea Philanthropy USA with the name of the walker or team on the memo line. Mail them to CNOY Head Office along with your completed pledge sheet. (Scroll down to find the address)
  • Cash: You have 2 options:
  • 1. Login to FundHub, click “Enter $$ and Checks,” create pledges for your cash donations, pay them off with your personal credit card, and keep the cash. OR...
  • 2. Write a check (made out to "Blue Sea Philanthropy USA”) for the total amount of cash you’ve collected. Mail it to the CNOY Head Office with your completed pledge sheet.

Waivers

All participants must register online this year and accept the electronic waiver.

  • Adults accept the waiver automatically when they register online.
  • Youth/Children under 18 need a waiver signed by their parent or guardian.
  • An online form will be emailed to all parents/guardians before CNOY Day.
  • Waivers will also be available at check-in on CNOY Day.

What to Bring

A few common sense suggestions:

  • A cell phone for emergencies (recommended but not required)
  • Good waterproof shoes/boots for walking
  • Warm coat and mitts/gloves
  • Extra snacks if you have allergies or food sensitivities
  • Your own water bottle
  • A passion for the charity you're walking and fundraising for

Reading Maps

Check out this year's CNOY route maps below:

2/5kmView + print!

The event will take place on the Penn State Berks Campus. The route consists of a loop - you can walk the 2.5 K loop or go around again to complete the full 5k!

Contact Us


CNOY Reading 2024

Christie Botterbusch Event Director
Phone 6109142615
Email reading@cnoy.com

Got questions about the Coldest Night of the Year USA?
help@cnoy.com | 1.877.743.3413