It’s COLD Out There!

The long range forecast for The Long, Long Night of Hope is cold! Continued cold temperatures and flurries are expected right up to our big day.

Our brothers and sisters to the East might not find this all that cold, but for the Vancouver area, it is frigid! If you are taking part in The Long, Long Night of Hope February 23, sleeping in your car, start planning your strategy on staying warm … well, warm enough. Don’t burn candles or any open flames, and don’t run your car’s engine all night – there are neighbours who could be disturbed and idling laws you could break.

Soon we will post a helpful LLNOH checklist of things participants should plan to bring along. For now, think about the people for whom we are doing this … people who sleep in their cars when it is pouring rain, when it is blistering hot, when it is a Polar Vortex. They need our help.

There is still plenty of time to join The Long, Long Night of Hope 2019. Registration is free, and fundraising is easy. Homelessness is not Hopelessness. Be the Hope. Join us.

Welcome February! Our Goal is 25 for 25

We are just getting revved up! Participants are signing up and sharing their fundraising pages! They are also looking at their vehicles and trying to figure out the best way to stay warm and (relatively) comfortable on February 23rd, The Long, Long Night of Hope!

Our goal for 2019 is to have (at least) 25 participants and make (at least) $25,000 for The Lookout Housing and Health Society of North Vancouver. The only way we can hit 25 for 25 is with your help!

  • Sign up and start fundraising!
  • Talk to those family members and friends who are social warriors and get THEM to sign up!
  • Create a team with family or co-workers!
  • Share this site on social media (Facebook, Twitter, etc)
  • Donate!

Sleeping in our cars (or on the floor of the church, if you prefer) will give us a tiny taste of what homeless people across the Lower Mainland are doing every single day. It is cold. It is uncomfortable. It is vulnerable. And participants are encouraged to share their journey with their supporters throughout the experience – tweet as you are walking out to your car! Go Facebook Live from your make-shift bedroom! Post when you wake up at dawn to the sounds of the city waking up! Facebook Live that first cup of coffee (we are providing coffee and breakfast for all participants!)

Homelessness is not Hopelessness. Be the Hope.

We Are Back for a 3rd Year!

The Long, Long Night of Hope is back in North Vancouver, and more people than ever will be sleeping in their cars to bring awareness to homelessness in our community. That seems fitting, because more people than ever truly are sleeping in their cars … every night…. all over the country.

Whether you are ready to register and start raising funds today, or whether you are looking to support one of your friends, you can click the link on the right “Join the Long, Long Night of Hope”.

If you need help with the registration process (it is a little tricky!), use the menu at the top of the page and find the step-by-step guide.

And if you have any questions, please email us at longlongnightofhope@gmail.com.

Homelessness is not Hopelessness. Be the Hope!