Durham Police Youth in Policing team raise $17,000 for North House Uxbridge

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Published March 11, 2022 at 10:22 am

Durham Police’s Youth in Policing (YIP) members warmed the hearts of those in need on the Coldest Night of the Year by raising nearly $17,000 in support of North House Uxbridge.

Since the start of the Youth in Policing Winter program the team has been working to raise money for Coldest Night of the Year, an annual nation-wide fundraiser that raises money for people in the community who are experiencing homelessness, hunger, and hurt.

This year, the team partnered with North House Uxbridge to support the communities in North Durham. North House was created in June 2004 with a mission to provide housing supports for those who are at risk or in crisis within the communities of Brock, Uxbridge, and Scugog.

 

During the first 12 weeks of the virtual program, the 68 YIP students and 11 members of the leadership team raised $16,881.12 for North House. Over the past five years the team has raised nearly $75,000.

The YIP team also collected and donated 15 boxes of supplies, with products such as dental hygiene products, body/personal care items, outdoor living necessities, and other hygiene items.

YIP also hosted a virtual event on the Coldest Night of the Year (February 26) to celebrate their achievements and strengthen their understanding of homelessness in Durham Region.

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