Category Archive for: Donations

Love Starts with Soup

by NightShift

For most people, the holidays mean spending time with loved ones. Christmas time highlights family gatherings, the blessings of being together, and sharing unconditional love. For Richard Dey, thoughts of family gatherings and feasting over the Christmas table bring up memories of his Mom, who passed away in 2005. She was, he says, "a saint,…

Peace Starts with Soup

by NightShift

For people struggling with homelessness and poverty, finding peace and goodwill, even at Christmas time, can sometimes seem impossible. The last few years, Mark Goetz has had a lot to deal with. He was let go from his job as a point-of-sales system supervisor, without cause, in 2015. Although he doesn’t know for sure, Mark…

Hope Starts with Soup

by NightShift

Riding her bike through the inner-city streets of Surrey, Heather Snelgrove often has a warm smile for others. Yet, despite her engaging smile, the idea of "hope", even at Christmas time, has been lost for her since she was a child. "Kids have more hope than adults do about what's to come at Christmas," Heather…

Serving up our thanks to First West Foundation

by NightShift

Pictured, Kenneth D’Sena (Envision Financial), Susan Byrom (Executive Director, First West Foundation), Jeff Dyck (Director, First West Foundation), MaryAnne Connor (NightShift Street Ministries), Michael Voros (Envision Financial), Sue-Lynda Bate (First West Foundation). When you’re serving a community meal every night, year after year, your mobile kitchen is going to take a toll no matter how…

A story of the Care Bus

by NightShift

When you are struggling to survive a night on the streets or dealing with health or addiction problems and wondering where the next meal will come from, there’s typically little energy left to access services to take a bigger step towards recovery. We decided to bring some of those services to the streets. Literally and…



Bringing Christmas to the streets

by NightShift

As many of you already know, our mobile care program serves in the heart of Whalley in the form of the Care Bus. Every week we offer nursing and counselling services to street friends at no charge, and we are always looking for new ways to engage with people in need. That’s why we were…



What’s the worth of a penny?

by NightShift

On Friday, the last Canadian one-cent coin was struck. As the good luck pennies start to disappear from circulation, we will never forget how lucky we felt on the day that Denis proudly presented to NightShift his jar of pennies.   Denis had stooped and collected in the only way he felt he could support…