Raised:
$4,650
23%Goal:
$20,000

Des Moines

Hosted by Central Iowa Shelter and Services

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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.

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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Des Moines 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

REVIVE Young Adult Ministry

Jamie Richards

28

605.00

2

Edging Forward

Rachel Edge

2

600.00

3

Power Rangers

Amber Tompkins

3

490.00

4

The Trash Pandas

Breonica Harp

5

350.00

5

Advancement

Alie Muller-Heit

6

300.00

6

Water Works Park Lovers

Sam Carrell

3

250.00

7

SSBT & Friends

Shane Brix

1

250.00

8

Iowa Total Care

Jennifer Findlay

13

250.00

9

Team Dad Bod

Nate Tierney

2

200.00

10

Smart Girls!

Melody Todd

3

180.00

11

Pelicans

Jon Heit

3

150.00

12

Nana and Gkids

Nancy Thurtell

1

125.00

13

CISSTERS

Rosa Dantzler

1

100.00

14

HCC-You know me

Deirdre Henriquez

4

100.00

15

InterVarsity

Keegan Flaherty

1

30.00

16

Kappa Psi Rx

Ayla Danabasoglu

6

17

Kappa Psi Thee Stallions

Mackenzie Beam

6

18

Phi Delta Chi

Melissa Stocker

1

19

Kappa Psi Onions

Eric Thai

8

20

HeartAndSole

Bruce Huckfeldt

1

21

Worth Every Mile

Tracy Stephens

1

22

The Capital Bears

Cory Ellerd

1

23

#LetsGo

Melissa O'Neil

5

24

Is it Summer break yet

Janelle Fry

2

#

Name

Team Name

Donors

Raised

1

Amber Tompkins

Power Rangers

6

340.00

2

Nan and Dan Valentine

1

300.00

3

Alie Muller-Heit

Advancement

2

300.00

4

Casey Doser

The Trash Pandas

4

250.00

5

Jennifer Findlay

Iowa Total Care

2

250.00

6

Rachel Edge

Edging Forward

4

200.00

7

Heather Benson

4

200.00

8

Mya Moore

REVIVE Young Adult Ministry

3

155.00

9

Alanna Kiene

Power Rangers

4

150.00

10

Chris Burch

Water Works Park Lovers

1

150.00

11

Bethany Evans

REVIVE Young Adult Ministry

1

130.00

12

Nancy Thurtell

Nana and Gkids

3

125.00

13

Michelle Todd

Smart Girls!

4

105.00

14

Nate Tierney

Team Dad Bod

1

100.00

15

Deirdre Henriquez

HCC-You know me

1

100.00

16

Travis Cleghorn

The Trash Pandas

1

100.00

17

Sam Carrell

Water Works Park Lovers

1

100.00

18

Carl Voss

1

100.00

19

Margaret Spellman

Smart Girls!

2

75.00

20

Jordan Boerger

REVIVE Young Adult Ministry

1

75.00

21

Nicholas Meyer

REVIVE Young Adult Ministry

1

50.00

22

John McDonald

1

50.00

23

Ross Palmer

REVIVE Young Adult Ministry

1

40.00

24

Savannah Bingaman

REVIVE Young Adult Ministry

1

25.00

25

Allison Petersen

1

20.00

26

John Boland

REVIVE Young Adult Ministry

1

20.00

27

Stormy A Glenn

28

Elise Young

Kappa Psi Thee Stallions

29

Stephen Walker

The Trash Pandas

30

Emma Kuss

Kappa Psi Thee Stallions

31

Debbie Dremmel

Kappa Psi Rx

32

Kristen Alford

Kappa Psi Thee Stallions

33

Melody Todd

Smart Girls!

34

Mackenzie Beam

Kappa Psi Thee Stallions

35

Michael Mosena

REVIVE Young Adult Ministry

36

Jasmine Flowers

REVIVE Young Adult Ministry

37

Billy Noy

REVIVE Young Adult Ministry

38

Barb Yearous

#LetsGo

39

Katie Weltzheimer

40

Haris Ali

Kappa Psi Thee Stallions

41

Lillian Monson

Kappa Psi Thee Stallions

42

Nathan Findlay

Iowa Total Care

43

Connor Schmitt

44

Breanna Gideon

45

Brent Whene

REVIVE Young Adult Ministry

46

Sofi Eastman

47

Taylor speck

HCC-You know me

48

GUNNER JORGENSEN

REVIVE Young Adult Ministry

49

Russel Novelo

Advancement

50

Mike Cluney

Iowa Total Care

51

Kathy Cluney

Iowa Total Care

52

Fernando Muller

Pelicans

53

Rhett Thatcher

Iowa Total Care

54

Julie Thatcher

Iowa Total Care

55

Megan Elgersma

REVIVE Young Adult Ministry

56

January Nehring

HCC-You know me

57

Jessica Klyn de Novelo

Advancement

58

Sandra Perez

59

Janelle Fry

Is it Summer break yet

60

Cory Ellerd

The Capital Bears

61

Tracy Stephens

Worth Every Mile

62

Rosa Dantzler

CISSTERS

63

Sydney Terrill

Water Works Park Lovers

64

Breonica Harp

The Trash Pandas

65

Mackenzie Rice

REVIVE Young Adult Ministry

66

Bruce Huckfeldt

HeartAndSole

67

Alicia Shafranek

Power Rangers

68

Jamie Schuur

The Trash Pandas

69

Jon Heit

Pelicans

70

Savona McGowan

71

Mackenzie Rice

72

Jamie Richards

REVIVE Young Adult Ministry

73

Laura Nielsen

REVIVE Young Adult Ministry

74

Madison Shaffer

75

Heidi Johnson

Edging Forward

76

Levi Fresquez

Advancement

77

Roxanne Vanersvelde

78

Melissa O'Neil

#LetsGo

79

Joven Chiodo

80

Kristin Pendegraft

Iowa Total Care

81

Billie Jacobs

Iowa Total Care

82

jocelynn taylor

Iowa Total Care

83

Keegan Flaherty

InterVarsity

84

Shane Brix

SSBT & Friends

85

Brian Cervantez

REVIVE Young Adult Ministry

86

Nathan Wick

REVIVE Young Adult Ministry

87

Kelly Till

Iowa Total Care

88

Ajvi Poshnjari

Kappa Psi Onions

89

Ayla Danabasoglu

Kappa Psi Rx

90

Zeel Patel

Kappa Psi Rx

91

Emma Lichtsinn

Kappa Psi Rx

92

Jacob Liverman

Kappa Psi Onions

93

Olivia Franklin

94

Brittany Sikkink

Iowa Total Care

95

Eric Thai

Kappa Psi Onions

96

Gabriel Nowak

Kappa Psi Onions

97

Lillian Bitker

Kappa Psi Onions

98

Sophia Miller

Kappa Psi Onions

99

Nick Triantafyllos

Kappa Psi Onions

100

Melissa Stocker

Phi Delta Chi

101

Tyler Fisher

REVIVE Young Adult Ministry

102

Sam Hassebroek

REVIVE Young Adult Ministry

103

Nicole Grausnick

Kappa Psi Rx

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 Central Iowa Shelter and Services

Central Iowa Shelter & Services is committed to providing low-barrier shelter, meals, and support services at no cost to adults experiencing homelessness, while also facilitating their move towards self-sufficiency.

Event Day Details

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

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2201 George Flagg Pkwy, Des Moines, IA 50321

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

Des Moines Maps

Check out this year's CNOY route maps below:

Contact Us


CNOY Des Moines 2024

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

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