Toque Tuesday, February 7, 2023
SLEEP IN YOUR CAR FOR ONE NIGHT
SO OTHERS DON’T HAVE TO SLEEP IN THEIR CAR EVERY NIGHT
This year, for our 26th annual Toque Tuesday, Raising the Roof is hosting a new fundraising event to help prevent and end homelessness in Canada, ONE NIGHT.
During COVID, there has been an increase in people experiencing homelessness, especially “hidden homelessness,” sleeping on couches, cars and other precarious situations. We want to give people a small taste of what hundreds of Canadians experience each night by having event participants sleep in their cars for one night and raise money for Raising the Roof’s homelessness prevention programs.
ONE NIGHT Toronto
Frequently Asked Questions
WHEN IS THE EVENT?
Tuesday, February 7, starting in the evening and ending in the morning.
WHERE WILL THE EVENT BE HELD?
It will be held in multiple major urban centres across Canada. As cities are added, you can check out the links above to find out details for your city’s event.
WHAT WILL HAPPEN AT THE EVENT?
Participants will be welcomed in the evening and enjoy some warm drinks and mingling before getting settled into their vehicles for the night. In the morning, we will be inviting other community members to join the participants for breakfast, congratulating them on braving the cold night. Sponsors are welcome to set up booths for the evening and morning breakfast times.
WHAT WILL THE MONEY RAISED BE USED FOR?
The funds raised will go towards Raising the Roof’s homelessness prevention program, Reside. The Reside program creates new units of affordable housing with support for people experiencing or at risk of homelessness, while using the construction as a vehicle to train and employ people with barriers to employment in the trades. Also, the funds will support local frontline homeless serving agencies that are working to prevent homelessness in their community.
IS THIS SAFE?
Unlike it often is for people who are experiencing homelessness, this event will be safe with security personnel on site, extra blankets, warm drinks, washrooms, first aid and other safety precautions on site. If the weather is dangerously cold or there are other extreme inclement weather circumstances that night, the event may be shortened or altered.
HOW DO I SIGN UP TO PARTICIPATE?
Register for your location by clicking on your city’s link above. Teams and individuals will sign up and commit to fundraise a minimum of $150 per person to participate. Each participant will get one our famous Raising the Roof toques and the satisfaction of knowing they are part of the solution.
WHAT SPONSORSHIP OPPORTUNITIES ARE AVAILABLE?
We are looking for national event and location-specific sponsors, as well as in kind sponsorship for different aspects of the event. If you would like a copy of our sponsorship package, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.