Warm hearts on cold days bring in the bucks for Pauline’s Place


Searchmont Resort had no shortage of kind-hearted skiers and staff St. Patrick’s Day weekend, and Pauline’s Place, a local non-profit shelter here in Sault Ste. Marie, was on the receiving end of this generosity.

Prior to the weekend, a man, who has chosen to remain anonymous, from our local community requested that Pauline’s Place staff make a sign that he could put up at the top of the hill.

He suspected that there would be many skiers in town to enjoy what the great white north has to offer, and he hoped to raise some money for the shelter.

With the help of Searchmont staff, he set up a table providing hot chocolate and bannock by donation, a pleasant surprise for chilly skiers as they come off the lift.

This week, the man came back with great news, having raised $792.00 in donations.

Pauline’s Place told SaultOnline that one donor gave a $100 bill, which invoked emotion and generosity amongst other skiers, eager to support our local fight against homelessness and poverty.

Pauline’s Place is very thankful for acts of kindness such as this one.

Pauline’s Place is 19-bed shelter providing emergency short-term housing for youth, women, and families who are in need, that also works diligently to support residents in finding meaningful employment, support, and basic emergency necessities such as clothing and hygiene products.

It is a non-profit primarily funded by Social Services, the United Way, and Ontario Trillium Foundation, so fundraising and donations are critical to its success and continued operation.

The team at Pauline’s Place would like to thank the man for his dedication to their shelter, as well as thank all the generous skiers who made a contribution, and Searchmont staff for helping to make it happen.

For more information on Pauline’s Place, check out their Facebook!



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