Raised:
$33,170
66%Goal:
$50,000

Joliet

Hosted by Catholic Charities, Diocese of Joliet

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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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Joliet 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

St. Mary Immaculate Fishers of Men (aka "The Chicken N Spice Guys"

Andrew Gorski

9

9,365.00

2

Legendary Lucky Langdon

Kathleen Langdon

2

9,325.00

3

Comms Crew

Dan Waddick

7

4,889.00

4

Enthusiasm for the Lord

Brent Smith

3

1,245.00

5

Colleen's Team

Colleen Conwood

2

1,200.00

6

Rimmy Club

Jon Rimsnider

4

1,065.00

7

Freezin' for a Reason - jg Cares

Cindy Waddick

2

745.00

8

Team SFX

Kristin Laszlo

3

740.00

9

The Mod Squad

Michelle Sabbia

3

735.00

10

DuPage Dashers

Amy LaFauce

6

650.00

11

Team Sturdivant

Portia Sturdivant

2

575.00

12

Aging Achievers

Leanne Gregoire

3

385.00

13

Camp Johnson

Angela Johnson

4

300.00

14

St. Bernard Parish - Homer Glen

St Bernard Parish

1

300.00

15

Fite and Co.

Monica Fite

3

40.00

16

Andrew's Angels

Andrew Englebrecht

1

17

Knights of columbus 4400

Bill Kibler

1

18

Erika & Co.

erika escobedo

1

19

Blue Backers for life

Lynda Morris

1

20

Hodge Podg

Mary Podgers

1

#

Name

Team Name

Donors

Raised

1

Verily Blim

Legendary Lucky Langdon

63

6,775.00

2

Andrew Gorski

St. Mary Immaculate Fishers of Men (aka "The Chicken N Spice Guys"

63

3,600.00

3

Kathleen Langdon

Legendary Lucky Langdon

25

2,550.00

4

Rich DuSatko

St. Mary Immaculate Fishers of Men (aka "The Chicken N Spice Guys"

25

1,910.00

5

Matt Trusk

St. Mary Immaculate Fishers of Men (aka "The Chicken N Spice Guys"

14

1,315.00

6

Violet Snow

Comms Crew

19

1,285.00

7

Michelle Bucaro

Comms Crew

24

1,234.00

8

Stephanie Ambrose

Comms Crew

14

1,115.00

9

Colleen Conwood

Colleen's Team

9

1,000.00

10

Maggie Snow

Comms Crew

15

950.00

11

Barb Thurlby

14

880.00

12

Margaret Davis

Enthusiasm for the Lord

24

870.00

13

Michelle Sabbia

The Mod Squad

10

685.00

14

Matthew Laszlo

Team SFX

12

540.00

15

Dan OConnor

St. Mary Immaculate Fishers of Men (aka "The Chicken N Spice Guys"

7

520.00

16

Michael Burns

St. Mary Immaculate Fishers of Men (aka "The Chicken N Spice Guys"

1

500.00

17

Tim Malec

St. Mary Immaculate Fishers of Men (aka "The Chicken N Spice Guys"

8

490.00

18

Michael Oesterreich

St. Mary Immaculate Fishers of Men (aka "The Chicken N Spice Guys"

4

480.00

19

Cindy Waddick

Freezin' for a Reason - jg Cares

5

425.00

20

Brent Smith

Enthusiasm for the Lord

7

375.00

21

Joy Newburn

DuPage Dashers

8

350.00

22

Kelly Mannion

5

350.00

23

Angela Johnson

Camp Johnson

9

300.00

24

Nichole Lowry

9

251.00

25

Holly Johnston

Rimmy Club

5

250.00

26

Ashley Brodanex

Team Sturdivant

3

175.00

27

Kristin Laszlo

Team SFX

3

175.00

28

Alicia Valtierra

Comms Crew

5

155.00

29

Dan Waddick

Comms Crew

2

150.00

30

Frank Sieracki

St. Mary Immaculate Fishers of Men (aka "The Chicken N Spice Guys"

1

150.00

31

Emmett Gregoire

Aging Achievers

2

125.00

32

Amy LaFauce

DuPage Dashers

4

100.00

33

Karl Burns

St. Mary Immaculate Fishers of Men (aka "The Chicken N Spice Guys"

1

100.00

34

Katie Hughes Schroeder

DuPage Dashers

1

100.00

35

Rory O'Brochta

DuPage Dashers

1

100.00

36

Jane Maday

Colleen's Team

1

100.00

37

Jon Rimsnider

Rimmy Club

1

100.00

38

MICHELLE CARR

1

100.00

39

St Bernard Parish

St. Bernard Parish - Homer Glen

1

100.00

40

Portia Sturdivant

Team Sturdivant

2

50.00

41

Alicia Rodriguez

The Mod Squad

1

50.00

42

Sarah Neill

1

30.00

43

Cathy Harper

Freezin' for a Reason - jg Cares

1

20.00

44

Peyton Loustaunau

Rimmy Club

1

15.00

45

erika escobedo

Erika & Co.

46

Courtney Gordon

47

Mary Podgers

Hodge Podg

48

Joshua Gregoire

Aging Achievers

49

John Johnson

Camp Johnson

50

Robin Gaskin

Camp Johnson

51

Maria Ortiz

52

Hannah Funk

Enthusiasm for the Lord

53

Corinna House

54

Leanne Gregoire

Aging Achievers

55

Alejandra Tapia

56

Sofia Loustaunau

Rimmy Club

57

Felicia Houston

The Mod Squad

58

Lynda Morris

Blue Backers for life

59

Monica Fite

Fite and Co.

60

minela veljacic

Fite and Co.

61

Rachel Andrasco

62

Chris Madsen

DuPage Dashers

63

Bill Kibler

Knights of columbus 4400

64

Andrew Englebrecht

Andrew's Angels

65

Janet Serrano

DuPage Dashers

66

Cynthia Hamilton

Comms Crew

67

Dina Caruth

Camp Johnson

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 Catholic Charities, Diocese of Joliet

Daybreak Center operates 24 hours a day, 365 days a year, providing emergency housing and supportive services to individuals and families who are experiencing homelessness. Some participants in the program need short-term housing as a result of a situational crisis. Others need support services as they work to reestablish permanent housing.

Homelessness prevention services are also provided to individuals and families at risk of losing their homes.


Daybreak Center provides:

• A safe and clean environment

• Comprehensive case management, coordination, and assisted access to community resources

• Educational assessments, services, and assistance enrolling in educational classes (GED and ESL – English as a second language)

• Employment assessments, programs, and access to employment search office equipment

• Healthy living workshops

• Group support meetings

• Individuals and families may apply for financial assistance for rent or a mortgage, temporary housing, food, utilities, prescriptions, transportation, and other miscellaneous needs


Shepherd’s Table, located within Daybreak Center, provides lunch each day to members of the community who are hungry and are unable to access food. Shepherd’s Table is also a warming and cooling center during extreme weather.

Event Day Details

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

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205 E. Jackson st. Joliet IL 60432


Our Lady of Mount Carmel:

Parking will be permitted in half of the Our Lady of Mount Carmel lot, additional parking will be across the street.

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

Joliet Maps

Check out this year's CNOY route maps below:

Contact Us


CNOY Joliet 2024

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

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