Mary & Issac Scheidegger
Amount Raised
Fundraising Goal $1,000.00

My Message

It's cold out there.

And it's a typical day here..  as usual, sweet little Issac sits in our cozy kitchen and eats up his healthy breakfast, snug in his freshly washed PJs. His tusselled head smells a little like shampoo from last night's bath, and his eyes sparkle.

Soon he is bundled up warm to head to school to play with his friends. His only worry is which mittens to wear today - the deciding factor is if "hey google" tells him the temperature is "minus". 

The truth is that this morning thousands of little boys and girls just like Issac woke up cold and hungry. Again. Little children. Just. Like. Issac

And no, they do not have a "google" to tell them if it's cold out there. They know. Oh, they know.

This contrast of what is, and what could be, does not escape me - it's profound and real.

So today my friends, I ask that you help in whatever way you can towards my walk on the Coldest Night of the Year. Along with tens of thousands of Canadians, Issac and I will step outside the warmth and comfort of home and shine a light of welcome and inclusion.

Together, we're collecting donations that fund critical services initiated by Shuswap Food Action Society, a local charity partner who serves and supports vulnerable families and individuals in our community.

We walk through the cold and dark on February 25, 2023 to declare our concern for people who have no home, and take shelter in nooks and crannies.

We walk for those whose days are a battle to house and feed their families, and whose nights are filled with fear and frustration.

We walk for those driven from home by violence and abuse. And we walk for people overwhelmed by isolation, guilt and despair.

We walk humbly, realizing that anyone can lose their footing and then lose everything else.

Each step we take brings someone closer to safety, health and home, as together, we raise funds for organizations whose commitment and work transforms peoples’ lives.

And on February 25, 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!

Event Date
Feb 25, 2023 4:00 PM
Location Name
Salmon Arm - Shuswap Food Action Society

My Team

Mary & Issac is part of Sophia Sisters
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My Supporters

RW Adams donated an undisclosed amount
Feb 25, 2023 4:13 PM
Barb left a message
Feb 25, 2023 12:30 AM
Thank you for doing this! Bundle up! I'll be thinking of you!
Barbara E Brouwer donated $20.00
Feb 25, 2023 12:29 AM
E Kuchta left a message
Feb 24, 2023 9:11 PM
Wonderful event you are taking part in.
Eileen Kuchta donated $50.00
Feb 24, 2023 9:10 PM
Michael Shapcott left a message
Feb 24, 2023 4:54 PM
Thanks for walking to support others in need!
MICHAEL SHAPCOTT donated $75.00
Feb 24, 2023 4:53 PM
Catherine Brayley donated an undisclosed amount
Feb 23, 2023 11:35 PM
Cathie Brayley left a message
Feb 23, 2023 11:30 PM
It is so wonderful that you both are doing this.
Karen left a message
Feb 23, 2023 6:51 PM
So great you are walking again! Thank you ??
Karen Graham donated an undisclosed amount
Feb 23, 2023 6:50 PM
Katie Brayley donated an undisclosed amount
Feb 23, 2023 12:40 PM
Connie and Nick left a message
Feb 23, 2023 12:27 PM
Way to go Mary, thanks for doing this.
Friend of CNOY donated an undisclosed amount
Feb 23, 2023 12:24 PM
Friend of CNOY donated an undisclosed amount
Feb 20, 2023 8:19 PM
M left a message
Feb 20, 2023 1:26 PM
Sending warm thoughts!
Klem Mareike donated an undisclosed amount
Feb 20, 2023 1:26 PM
Scotty left a message
Feb 20, 2023 1:06 PM
Lots of love loves
Donna Wray donated $25.00
Feb 20, 2023 1:05 PM
Evelyn and Carl Kober donated $25.00
Feb 20, 2023 2:51 AM
Melanie Bennett left a message
Feb 20, 2023 1:41 AM
Thank you for your dedication and for ensuring that Isaac is learning along with you and seeing that he can make an impact too! We appreciate you!
Melanie Bennett donated $20.00
Feb 20, 2023 1:40 AM
Wes Groen donated $100.00
Feb 19, 2023 1:51 PM
Mariane left a message
Feb 19, 2023 11:54 AM
Thank you both for walking with and for the vulnerable! Your caring makes community.
Friend of CNOY donated $50.00
Feb 19, 2023 11:52 AM
Mary & Issac Scheidegger donated $25.00
Feb 18, 2023 10:39 PM
Lila left a message
Feb 18, 2023 8:23 PM
I admire you
Lila Gray donated $75.00
Feb 18, 2023 8:22 PM
Marcia Hill donated $20.00
Feb 17, 2023 8:52 PM
Shuswap Food Action Society left a message
Feb 2, 2023 4:37 PM
Welcome back, Mary & Issac! Thank you for joining us again for this worthy cause. We appreciate your support for this year's Coldest Night of the Year and wish you success in luck reaching your goal!