In Their Shoes awareness event

A community fundraising event that raises awareness about the day-to-day challenges experienced by the unhoused community in Quinte West.

Hosted by the Quinte West Community Task Force, the ‘In Their Shoes’ awareness event took place on Feb. 12, 2023, from 1-4 p.m.

More than 100 participants joined on a walk around downtown Trenton, stopping at and learning from a number of front-line social service organizations serving the unhoused and precariously housed community in Quinte West, including:

  • At The Crossroads/Catherine’s Kitchen
  • Community Partners for Success
  • Quinte West Community Living
  • Quinte West Warming Centre

The walk started and finished at the Duncan McDonald Memorial Arena where organizations also hosted information booths on display.

Cash and food donations were collected and distributed to the participating front-line social service organizations.

This event is an initiative supported by the City of Quinte West’s Community Safety & Well-Being Plan.


Quinte West “In Their Shoes” Fundraising Walk

Join us for a community event to raise awareness about the day-to-day challenges experienced by the unhoused community in Quinte West!


Sunday, Feb. 12, 2023 from 1 – 4 p.m.


The walk will begin at the Duncan McDonald Memorial Gardens at 1 p.m.  and include drop ins at various agencies that serve this vulnerable population. The fundraising walk is approximately 2 km and includes the following stops:

The walk will end at the Duncan McDonald Memorial Gardens with light refreshments, a reception and displays from the following agencies:

The “In Their Shoes” Fundraising Walk is open to all!

There are two options to participate:

  1. Come out to participate in the walk on the day of the event (pre-register using the form below, or just come out on the day of the event.)
  2. Pre-register (as an individual or as a team.)

Collect donations/monetary sponsorships for your team. Pledge forms can be downloaded here. Donations may be brought to the event on Feb. 12. 

Select an agency from the list below to ‘adopt’ (who will be the recipient of your fundraising efforts.) For more information about the agencies, click here.

Corporate Teams will be eligible to compete for the Mayor’s Challenge Trophy – presented to the corporate team with the highest donation amount.

All participants will be entered into a draw for some great prizes!

For more information, email

Registration Form

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