Ride for RefugeJoin us on Saturday, October 2, 2021
Ride for Refuge (RFR) is a nation-wide fundraising event that supports charities who provide refuge and hope for displaced, vulnerable and exploited people everywhere. At nightlight Canada, we strive to address relational poverty, and provide a place of belonging and community. Through our drop-in centers, invaluable relationships are cultivated between volunteers and guests which grows and evolves into a network of caring friends and loveable community that becomes like a family!!
This year, we’re doing a choose-your-own-adventure. You can ride, walk, jump, skip, kayak, build, knit, paint, or whatever you can come up with to challenge yourself as a fund-raiser in support of our nightlight services. You can create your team and invite your favorite people – friends, family, neighbors – to join you for your challenge. It’s a fun chance to rally together, and support an important cause.
We are all struggling through the physical isolation during the COVID-19 pandemic. Friendship, human-connection and conversation are highly essential for our mental health and well-being. Sadly, there are many lonely and marginalized individuals in Ontario who are uncared and left to battle emotional and mental health on their own. By choosing to support nightlight, you are ensuring a loving community to those who are longing for one during this time. You are gifting them with the precious gift of friendship!
RFR is our primary fundraising event of the year in the Cambridge area, and our secondary fundraising event in Belleville and Kingston (Coldest Night of the Year is our main event in those cities). Join us in standing up for the silent sufferers.
Do you want to participate as a rider or walker? Follow these simple steps below:
You can directly sign up on the Ride for Refuge Website. Using the Search bar on the top right, type in ‘nightlight’ or the drop-down ‘Menu’ on the top left, and click on Charities and scroll to the N section until you find ‘nightlight’ on the list.
To get started…
1) Go to the Ride for Refuge website
2) Create an account with profile
3) Then create a team or join an existing team
4) Select ‘nightlight’ as the charity you’re riding for
You can also just show up and register at the event.
To participate in the children’s activities in Kingston, you don’t need to pre-register.
See you on Oct 2, 2021