Light the Way Home Night Walk FAQ
How long will the walk take?
The walk itself will take approximately 1.5 hours, with a mid-way break that will include warm beverages and snacks. The event, however, will go on between 7pm and 10pm with food, entertainment, activities, and awards for our top fundraisers.
Can I register my family?
Of course! Pathways values families and children and hope that you would register to walk as a family. There are a tonne of fun ways your family can work as a team to raise money at work, at school and around the community. Visit our Fundraising Tools page and download our Tools for ideas.
How old do I have to be to participate?
Pathways encourages participants of all ages on the Night Walk. Children are welcome to participate in a Family Team with parents and siblings. For parents with young children, bring a stroller along in case your child needs a break. Participants who choose to fundraise individually must be at least 13 years of age.
Is there a minimum amount to raise to be able to participate?
In order to meet our fundraising goal of $10,000 we do have a suggested minimum amount to fundraise for participants in the walk, however, we will not turn anyone away from participating and Pathways is grateful for donations of any amounts.
Individual Suggested Minimum: $75
Family Team Suggested Minimum: $150
Corporate Team Suggested Minimum: $500
How will Pathways know how much money I have raised if I am raising money manually and online?
Before the Night Walk registration opens on Friday April 12, we will print off each participant's GivingPage report, which will show how much money has been raised online. When you register, please bring any manual donations collected, and this will be added to your GivingPage total, resulting in your total funds raised.
Where can I park my car?
You can park in either the Longo's parking lot on Yonge Street (just south of Pathways) or the Loblaws Parking Plaza (located on the east side of Yonge Street across the street). Pathways' Home Base is only a short walk across the street.
What should I bring?
On the day of the Night Walk please remember to bring all cash and cheque donations along with your completed manual donation pledge forms, if you chose to take manual donations. Dress appropriately for the weather, as our event will be outside. Otherwise, bring your appetite and your energy!
What if it rains?
On Friday April 12 the Night Walk will proceed, rain or shine! This is a very important feature of our event, because it is important to understand the issues that youth have to deal with when facing homelessness in any season.
Can I bring my dog?
Dogs of all sizes are welcome on the walk, however please be respectful to others as many people are allergic and/or afraid of dogs. Dogs must stay on a leash at all times and waste must be properly disposed of.