Are you cold enough yet?
On February 27, we challenge you to sleep in your car during The Longest Night as part of a pilot program to raise funds and create awareness about poverty in Peel.
On any given night, there are between 169,000 and 195,000 individuals in Brampton, Caledon and Mississauga who are experiencing poverty and struggling to afford housing. With a wait list of 12,077, Peel has one of the longest social housing wait lists in the country. In our community, homelessness looks different - some families and individuals who lose their homes are turning to their cars for shelter. Spending the night in your car can make for one of the longest nights of your life. It’s uncomfortable. It’s difficult and it’s cold, but it’s a reality for many of our neighbours.
Participation is completely voluntary. By pledging to sleep in your car on February 27, you will give a better understanding to your supporters of the complexity of poverty in our community. We will connect everyone virtually through pictures, videos and messages using #LongestNightPeel. This unique and immersive experience is designed to help people understand the struggles that some of our neighbours face daily. After all, there are no homeless people – there are human beings experiencing homelessness.
Join agents of change from across Brampton, Caledon and Mississauga and help raise support and awarenessfor United Way of Peel Region’s efforts to reduce poverty in the region.
Please join us as we bundle up in our backseats to fight poverty in Peel.
To sign up, visit: www.unitedwaypeel.kintera.org/longestnight.