Hosted by Hands Across the Street - Dream Center

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The Coldest Night of the Year is a winterrific family-friendly walk to raise money for local charities serving people experiencing hurt, hunger, and homelessness. Join us on February 25, 2023 - team up, fundraise, walk, and gather for good... because it’s cold out there.

About Hands Across the Street - Dream Center

Hands Across the Street/Columbia Dream Center is the community ministry of Columbia Presbyterian Church. We seek to spread the love of Jesus through our various outreaches, including a soup kitchen, Food Pantry, Summer Food Service Program, Power Packs, community meals, adopt a block, Clothing Bank, Restart Day Center, and a Homeless Shelter. We work closely with local businesses, organizations, and churches. We want to "find a need and fill it, find a heart and heal it".

This is a small snapshot of our services to the community in the month of October:

Soup Kitchen - 2365 individuals served

Community Meals - 127 individuals served

Food Pantry - 482 families served

Clothing Bank - 464 individuals served

Restart Day Center - 183 service connections made

Shelter Bednights - 603 nights

Hands Across the Street addresses homelessness year-round through the Columbia Shelter, during the 21/22 FY we provided over 6000 bednights to those in need. We introduced our Restart Day Center in 2020 which is open every weekday from 8-4 to our Shelter guests and the community where they can access our caseworker for help with resources.

The free Clothing Bank, our first outreach ministry, is open twice weekly to anyone in need.

The Food Ministry of HAS addresses food insecurity in Columbia through our twice-weekly Food Pantry, a soup kitchen that serves lunches weekdays, and two monthly community meals featuring live music and KidzJam at the 4th Street Café. The Summer Food Service Program (SFSP) feeds our community's children during the summer recess. We also distribute Power Packs to the school to provide weekend food for children.

Event Day Details

Save the date - CNOY Day is February 25, 2023!


  • 4:00 pm: Meet Check-in opens
  • 5:00 pm: Move Opening remarks + send-off
  • 6:00 pm: Munch Light meal served
  • 7:00 pm: Mosey Goodbye + Go Home

Not able join us in person on CNOY Day? We hope you'll register to 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.
  • 12 and under walkers must be accompanied by a parent or guardian at all times.


  • All walkers must check-in personally to participate in the in-person event on Saturday, February 25, 2023.
  • Beanies! Fundraising walkers who raise $150+ (or $75+ for those under 18) will receive a CNOY Beanie as a thank you on event day, while supplies last.

Have questions? Visit our FAQ section!

Handling Money

We cannot process cash or checks at our in-person event. Here's what you can do:

  • 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.


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

  • Adults: When you register online, you automatically accept an electronic waiver, which is all that is needed for adults.
  • Youth/Children: If you have youth or children on your team, they will need to have their parent or guardian sign a printed paper waiver.
  • Someone on your team (like you!) must take a photo of all child/youth waivers and send them to waivers@cnoy.com.
  • Waivers will be available at check-in on Event 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
  • A face mask for personal use or if you need to go inside
  • Extra snacks if you have allergies or food sensitivities
  • Your own water bottle
  • A passion for the charity you're walking and fundraising for

Contact Us

CNOY Columbia 2023

The CNOY USA Team Participant & Donor Services
Toll Free 1.877.743.3413 / Phone 519.603.2250
Email columbia@cnoy.com

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