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Our Easter Dinners in 2024

by NightShift

Last week, with the kind help of volunteers and donors, NightShift served a special Easter meal with about 250 people in Surrey and Langley. Friends experiencing homelessness and poverty were welcomed to a full ham dinner, chocolate treats and coffee gift cards, along with the opportunity to write a message of hope on coloured paper…

NightShift 2017

by NightShift

  • Posted on March 27, 2024

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  • Homelessness

In 2017, NightShift launched a unique ministry initiative, a food truck called Taste of Heaven (TOH). This special food truck served dual purposes for the ministry: a professional catering food truck to raise funds and awareness for NightShift; and a food serving vehicle for NightShift’s hot meal outreach to people in need in the City…

NightShift 2016

by NightShift

  • Posted on March 21, 2024

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  • Homelessness

Volunteers are the heart and hands of NightShift Street Ministries. When the ministry started, it was MaryAnne Connor (now Founder and President) and a small group of faithful people who were gathering to meet the immediate needs of vulnerable people during a winter storm. Today, 20 years later, NightShift has seen thousands of people volunteer…

NightShift 2015

by NightShift

  • Posted on March 20, 2024

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  • Homelessness

As a non-denominational faith-based organization, NightShift is host and home to many Christ-centered programs, services and groups. We love to share our space with other ministries to serve and love our friends on the street. NightShift’s Surrey building has provided space over the years for different groups who are wanting to make the gospel easily…

NightShift 2014

by NightShift

  • Posted on March 14, 2024

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  • Homelessness

NightShift’s Art Class is where fun and creativity meet healing and purpose. Created in 2014 by NightShift volunteer Maggie Callander, when one night a week friends on the street were invited to explore NightShift’s art supply closet, full of colour and imagination. With paints, felt pens, crayons, canvases, paper and more, Art Class got creative…

NightShift 2013

by NightShift

  • Posted on March 12, 2024

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  • Homelessness

Music is good for the soul. It can boost energy, increase happiness and mental alertness, and best of all, it can help us feel connected to each other and to God. NightShift’s Music Ministry provides space for musicians to play worshipful and uplifting music during the evening outreach meal in Surrey. We often notice a…

NightShift 2012

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  • Posted on March 7, 2024

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  • Homelessness

In 2012, NightShift’s Founder and President, MaryAnne Connor, wrote and published the book, the Shift, the story of how NightShift came to be. From sleepless nights to God’s nudging; from opposition to God’s humble victories; from “us and them” to “we”, sharing NightShift’s journey just couldn’t be contained. In the Shift, MaryAnne tells the story…

NightShift 2011

by NightShift

NightShift is about meeting people where they are and caring for them as they come. We know a hot nutritious meal and clean clothing can go a long way in supporting love, hope and purpose for people experiencing homelessness. But we wanted to do more to address some of the immediate needs we were seeing…

NightShift 2010

by NightShift

NightShift loved being in our first building space on City Parkway. It was a great location and our street friends knew where we were. But after a few years, we had to start looking for a new home. Our rented space was crumbling. There was mold, and the leaking roof meant we had to place…

NightShift 2009

by NightShift

As a registered charitable organization, NightShift’s donor support is vitally important to our outreach, care and programs for people in need. As our little ministry grew, NightShift took the leap into special fundraising events, inviting people to gather and financially support having a positive impact on the community. NightShift’s annual Gala of Light (now called…