PLEASE SPONSOR
Janet Marley White
Amount Raised
$825.00
Fundraising Goal $600.00

My Message

It's cold out there. And on February 20, I'm going to do something about it. Together with thousands of Canadians across the country, I'll be walking and fundraising to support people and families experiencing homelessness, hurt, and hunger in my community. Please, give generously by clicking the "Donate Now" button above. Thanks!

        I am walking to honour the memory of, Norman Jones, a man who lived on the edge of homelessness and poverty for much of his senior life.  He became a friend of mine in his last years.

       In Santa Monica I worked as a bartender, Norm began coming in to the pub in many layers of old sweaters and jackets. I was pretty hestitant,  seeing this bedraggled, toothless old man. He asked for hot water for his tea bag.  Later on, I learned that he would walk several miles, from a trailer he lived in that had no heat, winter in L.A. has some pretty cold temps. He would take at least 3 different buses to get to the library and then walk a short distance to the pub. He developed pneumonia and in his precarious living condition, eventually had to be hospitalized.

       Norman was a gentleman, always, and had a breadth of knowledge and a memory that was simply astounding. He loved art and rugby with equal enthusiasm, was once a player of the game.  He was a Korean War vet and originally from Chicago.  I have two of his paintings.  When I think of him, that he was a son, a brother, a father, a husband and a friend... I will always wish, we, I could have done more for him.

Event Date
Feb 20, 2021 9:00 AM
Location Name
St. Catharines (Virtual-Only) - Start Me Up Niagara

My Team

%TeamName% is affiliated with %CorporateTeamName%

My Supporters

Robert White donated an undisclosed amount
Feb 20, 2021 9:13 PM
Friend of CNOY donated $100.00
Feb 18, 2021 9:48 PM
Friend of CNOY donated $50.00
Feb 16, 2021 10:57 AM
Gina Massaro donated $50.00
Feb 15, 2021 7:47 PM
Michael Brophy & Family donated an undisclosed amount
Feb 14, 2021 9:28 PM
Sophia D'Angelo donated $50.00
Feb 9, 2021 4:40 PM
Andy White and family left a message
Jan 30, 2021 11:19 PM
Great cause Marley! Thanks for sharing the story and for taking on this challenge. Congratulations on reaching your donation goal! Good luck with the walk!
Andy White donated an undisclosed amount
Jan 30, 2021 11:12 PM
Christiana Fixon-Owoo donated an undisclosed amount
Jan 27, 2021 4:04 PM
Corinne left a message
Jan 26, 2021 10:30 PM
Have a good walk! It's a great cause to support - I will be cheering you on from Winnipeg!
Corinne Napper donated an undisclosed amount
Jan 26, 2021 10:22 PM
Bernice left a message
Jan 24, 2021 4:42 PM
Proud of you Janet for undertaking this run. Yes we have too many homeless and hungry people in this rich country.
Friend of CNOY donated an undisclosed amount
Jan 24, 2021 4:39 PM
Gregory Popelas donated an undisclosed amount
Jan 23, 2021 10:05 PM
Ciara Lane donated $20.00
Jan 22, 2021 7:41 PM
Anne Crunican donated an undisclosed amount
Jan 22, 2021 3:42 PM
Anne left a message
Jan 22, 2021 3:38 PM
Thank you for doing this activity to support people and families experiencing homelessness. There seems to be more people on the streets everyday.
Josephine left a message
Jan 22, 2021 1:59 PM
Fair play Marley, Good luck
Josephine brophy donated an undisclosed amount
Jan 22, 2021 1:59 PM
Michael and Chris Harnish donated $50.00
Jan 22, 2021 1:35 PM
Nina left a message
Jan 21, 2021 8:24 AM
Wear your touque!
Nina & Tom White donated $25.00
Jan 21, 2021 8:18 AM
Marley White donated $25.00
Jan 20, 2021 11:11 AM
Lucy Howe donated an undisclosed amount
Jan 19, 2021 5:44 PM
Suzanne left a message
Jan 19, 2021 1:23 PM
We are very proud to support Marley in her involvement in this extremely important social justice cause. We will be with you in spirit on Feb.20th!
Suzanne White donated $50.00
Jan 19, 2021 1:19 PM