Student Nurses Against Homelessness
Amount Raised
Fundraising Goal $5,000.00

Our Message

Homelessness has affected our community in the worst of ways & as 3rd year nursing students, we can't accept that! While Cranbrook does have a temporary cold weather shelter that is meant to replace the nightly accomodations offered by the Salvation Army, it is over burdened with need. The Travel Lodge has been a wonderful initiative connecting many folks to additional support systems and outreach agencies. However, It is at maxed capacity nightly, which results in an overflow of people being forced to live in encampments, sleep in vehicles, or couch surf throughout our tight-knit community. We understand the significant impact this would have on your mental, physical and emotional well-being and want to help in any way we can.

As our student nursing team from COTR Cranbrook campus learns more about the importance of community advocacy this semester, we want to raise awareness for these social injustices no Canadian should be experiencing. We are proud to be involved with creating an impact for our local CMHA Kootenays, where they are able to provide emergancy housing, crisis line services, and both mental and emotional support for our most vulnerable population. Together our team walks with privilege, and only experiences one cold 5 km with our most at risk community members. Please join us in raising awareness & the funds to directly donate to this cause as our local homeless, hungry & hurting need our assistance. If you want to support our student nursing team in other ways, we are also accepting cold weather gear and appropriate items such as food vouchers, naloxone kits, hand sanitizer, masks, water, protien bars etc. to distribute during homeless outreach on February 20th! Please reach out to any one of our team members, and we will happily get these items to the encampments within our community.

It's cold out there. And on February 20, our team is going to do something about it. Together with thousands of Canadians across the country, we're walking and fundraising to support and serve people and families experiencing homelessness in our community. Please, give generously by clicking the "Donate Now" button above. Thanks!

Event Date
Feb 20, 2021 9:00 AM
Location Name
Cranbrook (Virtual-Only) - CMHA Kootenays
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Our Team

Team Supporters

Susan MacMillan donated $25.00
Feb 19, 2021 10:56 AM
Desiree left a message
Feb 12, 2021 11:24 AM
Thankyou to Halo Electric! We appreciate your support in community advocacy to our most vulnerable members! You rock!
Drew Miller donated $60.00
Feb 10, 2021 11:59 PM
Desiree left a message
Feb 10, 2021 8:34 PM
10 more days to make an impact for our local CMHA Kootenays! We appreciate every one of our sponsors and every donation for our homeless outreach initiative including our first drop of cold weather gear! Want to watch us on social media? Watch our updates by following #StudentNursesAgainstHomelessness
Desiree left a message
Jan 31, 2021 2:33 PM
Thankyou to all of our amazing team supporters! We live in a wonderful & giving community that want to help in any way possible! Way to go Cranbrook!