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.
ILLINOIS VALLEY PADS – IV PADS (with shelters in Ottawa and in Peru) is dedicated to providing safe shelter, nourishing food, and access to critical services to those in need in the Illinois Valley community.
WALKING IN THE COLD, IGNITING WARMTH: JOIN US TO FIGHT HOMELESSNESS
As the cold winds of winter approach, we invite you to join IV PADS for a cause that warms the heart and kindles hope. Every step we take in the cold will be a step towards change, a step towards a community where no one is left out in the cold.
On February 24, 2023, we’ll brave the chill together, not just to experience the cold, but to stand in solidarity with those who face the bitter cold of homelessness every day. Our steps will echo a collective determination to make a difference and provide warmth to those in need.
WHY WE WALK:
PROVIDE FUNDING–The faces of homelessness are increasing in the Illinois Valley community, and so is the need for immediate, compassionate action.
BUILDING SHELTER–Funds raised will directly contribute to the increasing needs of Illinois Valley PADS as it provides safe refuge, warmth, food, and support for those experiencing homelessness.
COMMUNITY UNITY–Coming together is a testament to our unity as a community. When we walk together, we are not just raising funds; we are demonstrating that compassion and empathy are the foundations of our community.
HOW YOU CAN MAKE A DIFFERENCE:
Start a Team and Register; Donate; Spread the Word
LET’S CREATE A RIPPLE OF CHANGE