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November 1 - 24, 2023

Welcome to the A Night of Shelter Virtual Fundraiser! For the third year running, we're committed to making a meaningful impact in Simcoe County. This year, we've partnered with three exceptional organizations and will be working to raise money in support of the Women & Children's Shelter of Barrie, S.H.I.F.T, and The Lighthouse

A Night of Shelter is all about providing warmth, safety, and a home for those in need. With your support, we aim to raise funds for 730 nights of shelter, for a grand total of $22,000. Every contribution, big or small, brings us one step closer to achieving this target. 

As we continue to see a lack of access to safe and affordable housing and resources, the Night of Shelter Fundraiser provides a chance to highlight these important issues happening within our communities and support the long-term programs of local organizations

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The 2023 A Night of Shelter Fundraiser has closed. Stay tuned for the results!

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S.H.I.F.T  stands for Support and Hope for Individuals and Families Today. Through their programming, they provide safe, respectful, and welcoming overnight accommodations, meals, and support to those experiencing or at risk of experiencing homelessness and/or food insecurity in South Simcoe. S.H.I.F.T is committed to facilitating connection to further services, resources, and community. 

Housing-focused, client-centered, respect, diversity & infusion, education & prevention, empowerment, and teamwork & collaboration make up S.H.I.F.T's 7 core values.

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The Lighthouse has been serving Orillia's homeless and vulnerable since 1992. With support from their partners, they help those who are experiencing homelessness find housing and stay housed through their various stages of need; emergency, supportive, and affordable housing.

The Lighthouse is committed to being a part of the whole journey to individual success and believes it is possible to create a thriving community where everyone has hope, a home, and a future. In additon to shelter, staff also provide relief, support, and development including addressing physical, emotional, and spiritual needs. 


The Women & Children’s Shelter of Barrie has been providing shelter and support services to abused women and children since 1981. The agency consists of a 27-bed crisis shelter along with Outreach services onsite.


Approximately 1,000 women and children are assisted by the agency annually. In addition to shelter, staff provide individual and group counselling, legal information and support, court support, information about violence against women, referrals to other community and social services, and public education in the community.

2023 Fundraiser Results


Highlights from Previous Years

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