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Project Winter Survival

About Project Winter Survival

Project Winter Survival is now an Engage and Change initiative! To donate to Engage and Change in support of Project Winter Survival, click the “Donate Now” link.

Donate Now Through CanadaHelps.org!

For the past 17 years, Project Winter Survival and our team of volunteers & donors have assembled and distributed over 27,000 Winter Survival Kits. These kits provide warmth and essential supplies needed for the homeless and less fortunate to survive on the streets. These kits often make the difference between life and death.

Last year over 11,000 requests for these life saving kits were received from agencies that help the homeless. Our goal this year is to assemble and distribute more than 3,000 kits to over 100 front line agencies, which include, the Red Cross, Out of the Cold programs, the Salvation Army, Covenant House, local shelters, and outreach programs in the Greater Toronto Area. These agencies then distribute the kits to the most vulnerable people who are living on our streets.

The Survival Kits include necessities for needy™.

• Sleeping Bags
• Sport Bags/Knapsacks
• Winter Hats
• Winter Gloves
• Winter Scarves
• Socks
• Rain Poncho
• Hand Warmers
• Face Cloth
• Toothpaste
• Toothbrush
• Shampoo
• Conditioner
• Deodorant
• Shave Cream
• Razor
• Body & Hand Lotion
• Hand Sanitizer
• Lip Balm

• Kleenex (Facial Tissue)
• Soap
• Body Wash
• Hair Brush & Comb
• Bandaids
• Bottled Water
• Reusable Water Bottle
• Insulated Cup
• Pen
• Notepad
• Flashlight/Keylight
• Playing Cards
• Activity Book (Crossword/Sudoku)
• Stress Balls
• Hand Wipes
• Towel
• Face Cloth
• Food Snack

Testimonial
CRAIG KIELBURGER, Founder at Free The Children

Thank you for the work you are doing with Project Winter Survival. I will share information about this important cause with a number of individuals involved in local homeless support campaigns. Best wishes with your extraordinary efforts to lend a helping hand during this time of the year.