Category Archive for: Fundraising

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…

NightShift 2006

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In 2006, NightShift moved into its first official office and outreach space at 10753 City Parkway. The building needed some sprucing up, and among the many helping hands was our dear friend from the street, Denis, who rolled up his sleeves and helped paint the exterior. NightShift had previously been serving from Bentley Field, but…

Stories of Advent – Wayne

by NightShift

Wayne's Story of Hope and Recovery Wayne’s story is a powerful one of receiving, and giving, hope and love. After decades struggling with addiction, Wayne will spend this Christmas embracing life and serving others! Wayne embraced freedom from addiction and reclaimed his life through a very special recovery program that operates here at NightShift Street…

Stories of Advent – Kelly

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Kelly's Story of Hope and Healing During the Advent season, we love sharing with you stories of people in the NightShift community. Sharing stories is a powerful way of connecting with others, and giving Hope. Kelly’s story is one of healing, hope and serving others. She is a committed volunteer at NightShift’s Welcome Centre drop-in.…

Restoring what was lost, and finding hope

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Owen has been coming to NightShift's nightly outreach for over 15 years. The hot meal and the community he finds here nourish his hunger and his need for connection. NightShift's hot meal outreach provides Owen with a sense of comfort and stability, especially during a difficult pandemic year. "I suffer from asthma, and with this…

Stories of Advent – David

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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

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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

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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…