$50,000 Goal
81% of Goal
$40,303 Raised

Support Tulipathon 2020!

Join Multifaith Housing Initiative in the fight against homelessness! Our annual charity walk, Tulipathon, is going virtual this year due to COVID-19. We won't be meeting at Commissioners Park in 2020  – instead, we're encouraging participants to follow social distancing and complete an independent #solostroll or #householdhike on Sun., May 31. Support affordable housing in Ottawa by signing up for the walk or making a financial contribution!

About Tulipathon

Each year, Tulipathon is a great success thanks to our dedicated volunteers and fundraisers! Several faith groups from the Baha'i, Christian, Jewish, Muslim, and Unitarian communities show up with banners in hand. This year, due to COVID-19, we won't together in person but we will be together in spirit as we embark on our first-ever Tulipathon! Learn more at the Multifaith Housing Initiative website.

The Farook Tareen Award
The Farook Tareen Award was created by MHI to honour the great legacy of the late Dr. Tareen, and is presented each year to the group that raises the most money for affordable housing at Tulipathon. Who will win in 2020? Stay tuned to find out!

Mini Banner Competition
Every year, faith groups produce banners and carry them proudly during the walk. Judges select the top three banners during the opening ceremonies. Due to COVID-19, this year we will be doing a Mini Banner Contest instead. Faith groups should appoint someone to make up their team's own banner (8.5" x 11" is fine!), take a photo of it outside, and email the picture to communications@multifaithhousing.ca by May 31.

Fundraising online
In 2020, we're trying to do as much fundraising as possible through the MHI website. However, we understand that not everyone is comfortable with online donating. Check out the website at www.multifaithhousing.ca/tulipathon to download a printable pledge form to collect cash and cheque donations from your neighbours, family and friends (cheques are much preferred). If you're collecting donations using the pledge form, please ensure that you're following the Ottawa Public Health social distancing guidelines at all times.

"Proudly supporting Tulipathon 2020" Window card campaign:
Let your neighbours know you support Tulipathon! MHI has created 5.5” x 8.5” display cards that bear the message “Proudly Supporting Tulipathon,” which you can put in your window leading up to May 31! Send a message to communications@multifaithhousing.ca, and we will happily mail a kit with the cards and other information. You can also print a 8.5" x 11" sign here.

Top Fundraisers

Gay Richardson$2,755.00
John Harrison$2,325.00
Brian Kinsley$1,860.00
Barbara Levine$1,762.00
Danielle Dugas$1,517.00
Kathy Yach$1,480.00
Nancy and Conrad Watters$1,235.00
Maury Prevost$1,180.00
Fran Klodawsky$1,101.00