Members of the Strathmore Overnight Shelter will be hosting a special event on Saturday to raise awareness and funds for the organization.

The shelter has around 20 beds to help house the most vulnerable and up until last month were almost near capacity.

According to Pastor Elizabeth Karp, the executive director of the organization, during the event they are hoping to meet more people and tell them about the work they do.

"We will have a table there at Peavey Mart, so the community can come and see what we're about. We'll have some pamphlets and stuff there. We'll be selling some 50/50 tickets and some baked goods, some sweets and stuff."

Karp says the shelter will be celebrating its sixth anniversary in the community in September.

"We also allow people with animals in, provided that they're friendly. And we do three meals a day, they get a good supper and all that kind of stuff. We have tremendous support from the community which we are super thankful."

The shelter operates out of the Harvest Healing Centre Church.

According to Karp, the shelter is a nonprofit group, but the church helps front the big bills.

"Our mortgage and utility bills and insurance are over $10,000 a month."

Karp says the event will be held from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m on Saturday.