WRYM’s 2020 Rough Night Out Fundraiser a Success!
WRYM’s Rough Night Out fundraiser was success! This weekend’s event, held in a Windsor industrial parking lot for 14 hours overnight Friday to Saturday, was the third such annual fundraiser held. Volunteers hoped that when donations for this event were collected they would equal or surpass the 2019 event total of $5,000. (The 2018 event raised $2,500.)
After totalling the pledges collected to date, WRYM’s volunteer Executive Director Greg is pleased to report that the 2020 WRYM’s Rough Night Out raised $7,325, with donations still coming in.
“The community response has been wonderful,” said WRYM’s volunteer Executive Director Greg Goulin. “We were trying to physically and emotionally demonstrate just how desperate life can be for homeless young people, including our guys – and many people have shown that they care!”
Goulin says it’s not too late to donate. Just visit www.wrym.ca or telephone 519-981-9917 for advice. You can also mail a cheque to The Windsor Residence for Young Men, 1505 Langlois Avenue, Windsor, Ontario, Canada N8X 4M3.
WRYM provides young men 16 – 24 years with a supportive home, individual counselling, and basic life skills. Youths with potential are diverted from the streets to reconnect with their community, education and employment. WRYM’s 2019 statistics show an average 95 percent success rate over the past three years. Since its opening in 2012, WRYM has helped more than 330 youths to build new lives. This is Windsor’s only supportive transitional housing program for young men.
WRYM is not government funded. It is funded by the generosity of the citizens of our community.