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Compass House Triumphs in Third Annual Coldest Night of the Year Event

A Night of Unity, Success, and Compassion at Delaware Park

The chilly winds of winter were no match for the warmth generated by the compassionate hearts that gathered at Delaware Park for our third annual Coldest Night of the Year event. Held at the iconic Parkside Lodge, the event aimed to provide participants with a glimpse into the nightly challenges faced by our homeless and runaway clients at Compass House.

Exceeding Goals and Shining Bright

This year, our goal was set at $20,000, and we are thrilled to announce that not only did we reach it, but we surpassed expectations by raising an astounding $20,252! The support from our community has been overwhelming, and donations continue to pour in until the end of March for those who still wish to contribute.

Special Guests and Community Spirit

Adding to the excitement of the day, Carrot and Celery from the Buffalo Bison's joined us, spreading joy and posing for pictures with our dedicated walkers. Their presence added a touch of community spirit to an already vibrant event. We extend our heartfelt gratitude to John J. Fromen Attorneys at Law, our title sponsor, whose generous donation significantly contributed to the success of our cause. Also, a huge thanks to Starbucks, our in-kind sponsor, for donating coffee and hot chocolate and sending dedicated volunteers to the event.

Exemplary Fundraising Efforts

Highlighting the dedication of our community, we are proud to acknowledge the outstanding fundraising efforts of two Compass House board members, Chelsea Blasch and Teresa Totaro. Both raised over $1,000 individually, exemplifying the commitment to making a difference in the lives of those we serve.

The Power of Returning Volunteers

Behind every successful event are the unsung heroes, and in our case, it's our returning volunteers. A heartfelt thank you to Jen Weber, Tim Weber, and Denny Yeh, whose continuous support and hard work played a crucial role in making CNOY a memorable and impactful experience.

Acknowledging the Backbone: Our CNOY Committee, Walkers, Donors, Volunteers, and Staff

We want to express our deepest gratitude to the entire CNOY Committee for their dedication and meticulous planning. To our walkers, whose footsteps echoed the collective commitment to our cause, and to our donors, whose generosity knows no bounds, thank you for being the driving force behind our success.

A special mention goes out to our volunteers, whose time and effort behind the scenes made this event seamless and enjoyable. And, of course, our incredible Compass House staff deserve a round of applause for their continuous hard work and dedication to our mission.

The Maestro Behind the Scenes: Alexis Addison

Last but certainly not least, a standing ovation for Alexis Addison, our Director of Development at Compass House, who orchestrated the entire event behind the scenes. Alexis's unwavering dedication and passion played a pivotal role in making CNOY a true celebration of community, compassion, and triumph.

As we wrap up this year's Coldest Night of the Year event, we reflect on the collective impact we've made and look forward to the positive change these funds will bring to the lives of our homeless and runaway youth. Together, we've shown that compassion knows no bounds, and our community spirit can light up even the coldest nights. Thank you for being an integral part of this journey. Until next year, let's continue to make a difference, one step at a time.


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