Giving thanks during the pandemic

by NightShift

NightShift's second Annual Thanksgiving Dinner was a beautiful team effort. Despite not being able to serve an indoor, sit-down meal, 135 friends on the street were treated to a fully-packaged turkey dinner and a sense of belonging! Our doors were open, as we served the dinner from the back outreach doors; handed out hot chocolate…

Sharing hope and a hot Easter Dinner during the COVID-19 crisis

by NightShift

Holiday celebration dinners have become an important part of what we do throughout the year in the NightShift neighbourhood. Hot meals shared with friends and family take on special meaning for all of us during the holidays. During our special 2020 Easter Dinner, we served ham dinner and all the fixings, chocolate treats and a…

COVID-19 – NightShift Outreach in Surrey & Langley

by NightShift

Message for NightShift volunteers in Surrey and Langley, BC: With the global Covid-19 pandemic and resulting government-mandated social distancing, we are in unprecedented times around the world, in our country and communities, and right here at NightShift Street Ministries. NightShift will continue to serve a hot meal to our community’s vulnerable citizens on the street,…

A Christmas Dinner trimmed with Hope

by NightShift

A hot turkey dinner with all the fixings was served to more than 160 friends in the neighbourhood at NightShift Street Ministries on Sunday, Dec. 15.  With live Christmas music, gifts, treats and Christmas trees, NightShift's Education Room overflowed with the peace, joy and love of the Christmas season. But the best trimming for NightShift's…

Feeding us keeps us healthy, but it’s more than that

by NightShift

Surviving the day – and night – can be an overwhelming challenge for men and women who are on the streets or at risk of becoming homeless. Many people who are homeless are also battling the effects of past trauma, addiction and mental illness, which can lead to isolation and exclusion. At NightShift, we know…

Thanks for Giving

by NightShift

The spirit of gratitude was overflowing in NightShift's Education Room on Thanksgiving weekend. We celebrated on Oct. 12 with a delicious turkey dinner, and all the fixings, with about 170 of our friends in need in the Whalley neighbourhood.  Because of the generosity of our sponsors, and people like you, this special Thanksgiving Dinner was…

15 years of love, hope and purpose

by NightShift

For 15 years, people like you have come to NightShift to create a community of love, hope and purpose for people in need on the streets in our communities. That is worthy of celebration! And celebrate we did in NightShift's ourtreach lot on Sunday, September 15. It was our dream-party, bringing together NightShift volunteers, donors,…

The journey to finding freedom

by NightShift

The journey to finding freedom Laureen (Reenie) Fox knew she wanted to help other people. As someone who had volunteered in the past she wanted to get back to serving others. So Reenie enthusiastically signed up for a recovery program helping folks find freedom from addictions and complex trauma, called RE:ACT. She believed she could…

Hope + Ham for Easter Dinner

by NightShift

NightShift's Easter Celebration Meal was absolutely wonderful! Because of the generosity of our sponsors, and people like you, about 130 friends from the neighbourhood, stuggling with poverty and homelessness, enjoyed a delicious ham dinner with all the fixings, and a special Easter treat bag that included a Bible, chocolate treats and more. Together with wonderful…