Category Archive for: Fundraising

Stories of Advent – David

by NightShift

A thoughtful and quiet man, when David speaks, the words are powerful and from the heart. After 15 years lost in addiction, and struggling with homelessness, David will spend this Christmas clean, sober, and excited about his future. David embraced freedom from addiction and reclaimed his life through a very special recovery program that operates…

Stories of Advent – Jacki

by NightShift

We want to share with you a story about sharing a legacy of love with people in need, even after grief and loss. Jacki Love (yes, that’s her name!) has been serving at NightShift since 2014, after she read about the ministry in a Surrey newspaper article. The idea of helping people struggling on the…

Stories of Advent – Wanda

by NightShift

As we draw near to Christmas 2020, we can’t help but think about all the precious relationships built at NightShift Street Ministries over the years, with the community we serve. Some people we meet only once or twice. And some, we get to know over the years, as they become long-lasting friends. Friends like Wanda.…

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…

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, 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, my…

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 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 suspects…

Hope Starts with Soup

by NightShift

Riding her bike through the inner-city streets of Surrey, Heather, 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 says.…

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…

More Than Soup – Contest

by NightShift

Our More Than Soup Contest provides a way to fundraise and build awareness about what NightShift is doing to reach the homeless, hurting and vulnerable people on our streets. The idea for the More Than Soup Contest was inspired by one of our favourite fundraisers, fitness trainer and friend of NightShift, Carl C., who holds…