Engage & Change



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 16 years, Project Winter Survival and our team of volunteers & donors have assembled and distributed over 24,000 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 3000 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™. Past kits have contained items such as:

• Sleeping Bags
• Sport Bags/Knapsacks
• Winter Hats
• Winter Scarves
• Winter Gloves
• Socks
• Towel
• Face Cloth
• Toothpaste & Toothbrush
• Shampoo & Conditioner
• Deodorant
• Shave Cream
• Razor

• Body & Hand Lotion
• Hand Sanitizer
• Hair Brush & Comb
• Rain Poncho
• Lip Balm
• Bottled Water
• Insulated Cup
• Water Bottle
• Kleenex (Facial Tissue)
• Playing Cards
• Food Snack

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.