Category Archive for: Fundraising

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…

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…

We need you!

by NightShift

The buzz is spreading quickly about NightShift's latest social enterprise, the Taste of Heaven food truck. The menu - mouth-wateringly delicious gourmet sausages in a bun - is already garnering rave reviews. With summer upon us, and festival season in full swing in the Lower Mainland, the popularity of Taste of Heaven has accelerated to…

Local Starbucks stores reach out in partnership

by NightShift

It’s amazing what wonderful things can come from our regular, everyday lives, when we just take the time to look outside of our own routines and pay attention to our community. Starbucks store Manager, Marianne Abaya, does more than just show up for work every day and serve delicious coffee at her location in Whalley.…

Without wheels into the New Year

by NightShift

We don’t own a large fleet of vehicles to serve the thousands of people who turn to NightShift for help or to get involved. There’s our aging clothing truck and converted mobile kitchen trailer which are in heavy use 365 days/year. Then there’s our mobile counselling/medical Care Bus which we gingerly bring to the streets…