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Kansas City

Hosted by Shelter KC

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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.

Event Day Details

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

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1522 McGee St Kansas City MO 64108

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 here: 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.
  • 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

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.

Waivers

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

About Shelter KC

Shelter KC has been serving the Kansas City community for more than seven decades.


The nonprofit was founded in 1950 as a Kansas City Rescue Mission.


Its founder, Dr. Jarrett Aycock, then-superintendent of the Kansas City District Church of the Nazarene, had experienced his own life-changing transformation.


After many years of alcoholism and homelessness, Dr. Aycock accepted Christ as his Savior at the Union Rescue Mission in Los Angeles. Not only was his life changed forever, but his decision to turn his gratitude into service has meant thousands of others now have faith for a better future.


Faith for a Better Future


There’s something contagious about having faith that things can change. It’s one thing to be told “things can be different.” It’s another thing to see it happen before your own eyes.


At Shelter KC, hope and healing are more than just words of encouragement. Real-life, turnaround stories are part of our very DNA—from our founding to current-day transformations taking place in the lives of the individuals we have the honor of serving.


Each year, more than 1,500 men seek services at Shelter KC’s Men’s Center. Annually, we provide an average of 88,000 meals and 36,000 nights of shelter. These services are integral, but they are just the beginning.


Freedom From the Past, Hope for the Future


Shelter KC receives no government funds. Support for our programs and facilities comes from generous donors who have compassion for how difficult life can be and, at the same time, have faith that tomorrow can be different!


Individuals who arrive at our door have gone through so much to get here.


Hungry, homeless and hurting, most share stories of pain and heartache, regret and dejection, exhaustion and—almost worst of all: hopelessness.


We are so grateful when they arrive, because crossing over from “out there, alone” to “safe here, with us” represents the first, big step in a future of positive transformations.


Shelter in the Storm, Hope for all Who Enter


Led by licensed counselors, ordained ministers, case workers and others passionate about seeing men live transformed lives, the Men’s Center offers:


• Short-term emergency homeless shelter

• Long-term homeless shelter

• Long-term recovery program


Our 60-bed emergency shelter and 40-bed recovery program for men in Kansas City almost every night of the year. Our promise is to treat each man who walks through our doors with dignity. Therefore, individuals who live on the street consider us one of the safest shelters in Kansas City.


Nightly services offered to homeless men include:


• Shower and shower kit

• Nutritious meal served family-style in our dining room

• Bed with antibacterial mattress and pillow, sheets and blanket

• Chapel services

• One-on-one counseling

• Clothing and laundry services

• Medical referrals


Lives Transformed


Shelter KC offers homeless men two weeks of emergency shelter. Ongoing Shelter KC programs include:


Shelter Launch


Connecting shelter guests with a life coach and resources to obtain independent housing including: financial, legal and spiritual direction; healthcare, career and addiction recovery support; and housing resources.


Long-term Recovery


Christian Community of Recovery (C-COR), a nine-month trust and responsibility based recovery environment designed to disciple men towards a committed and sober life in Jesus Christ. C-COR offers a supportive community, classroom instruction, pastoral counseling, work therapy, recovery groups and case management to help program participants launch from Shelter KC into a sustainable Christian life. Men who wish to participate in the C-COR community must apply and be accepted. After joining, members must actively and faithfully participate in all of the various activities agreed upon in their recovery plan.


A Campaign for Transformations


Shelter KC has utilized the same building for three decades. Not only is the space severely limited and poorly configured, the much-used look and feel of the facility does not communicate a sense of hope and healing.


Support for Transformations will allow Shelter KC to create an environment more conducive to extending our transformational programs. For the first time in our seventy years of service, we have the opportunity to create a facility that echoes the excellence of our programs and conveys our commitment to those we serve.


Capital renovations, and an expansion to increase our capacity to serve more men, will take place in two phases:


Phase 1, Men’s Center Renovations will:


• Create a welcoming, hospitable, dignified experience for guests and staff.

• Connect spaces and users across buildings to encourage unity and growth.

• Provide a variety of types of spaces to serve diverse individual needs.

• Support the whole person: physically, mentally, emotionally, spiritually and socially.

• Demonstrate Christ’s love by providing authentic support and life-giving rest.



“Come to me, all who are weary, and I will give you rest.” Matthew 11:28



Phase 2, Men’s Center Expansion will:


• Create a “front door” for relationships to be built over time.

• Increase its capacity to serve more individuals at a higher level.

• Connect spaces and users across various buildings to encourage a sense of community and collaboration.

• Provide a variety of new outdoor spaces.


For 70 years, faithful partners have enabled us to meet the needs of thousands of individuals facing the challenging issues of homelessness. As we step out on faith, once again, we ask for your support as we seek to increase our space, expand our services and grow our partnerships to meet the ever-changing needs of those experiencing homelessness in Kansas City. Together, we can recognize the dignity and path of renewal for all our guests and seek to offer a better way to shelter through our “Transformations” campaign.

Kansas City Maps

Check out this year's CNOY route maps below:

2023 CNOY Photos

Here's a collection of our favorite photos from CNOY 2023 nationwide - special thanks to our many volunteer photographers who sent them in!

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Contact Us


CNOY Kansas City 2024

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

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