COVID-19 has heightened an already critical situation on our streets and in our shelters and we will do whatever we can to assist our vulnerable citizens. The Project Winter Survival Team were able to safely adapt our event model and, with the help of our partner community, will be distributing kits and sleeping bags throughout the month of January 2021. Due to an unprecedented demand, we are no longer accepting applications for the 2021 program.
Engage and Change is a charity that was created to foster good citizenship and encourage healthy communities by giving back. Engage and Change gives people and companies the opportunities to do hands on group volunteer projects that assemble and build kits to assist in the alleviation of poverty. These kits are then distributed to the local communities through social service agencies directly to those in need.
Thank you, Jody!
The clients really loved the kits - they will help us build stronger relationships with people on the streets going forward (and give people much needed items!) Same with the water! Actually the kit allowed me to connect with the one gentlemen who was so upset and now I will be assisting him going forward. As you could see, some people just need to tell their story and receive some sign that others care. Thank you :)
I look forward to working together again in future.
To The Bargains Group Team,
Thank you, Project Water is magnificent, as is Project Winter Survival. Your team is amazing, and we at Blythwood can’t thank you enough for everything you do to get the word out that Toronto has a crisis when it comes to homelessness and the marginalized.
What you manage to do is such an incredible undertaking and you always pull it off seamlessly despite all the big and little problems that occur to execute such a major event. -
The Engage and Changes’ Project Winter Survival has been a truly amazing experience and cause with such a strong sense of purpose towards our Community! I feel very fortunate to be a part of this initiative! Thank-you for all that you do! -
On behalf of Nestlé Waters, we are proud to help such a great cause and work with such outstanding leaders. -
In support of Project Winter Survival, I am honouring each one of my staff with the donation of a Survival Kit as their company Christmas gift. Please attach a letter to notify each of them of the donation made in their name. Thank you Jody and keep up the amazing work you do. -
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. -
An initiative dedicated to providing the homeless and less fortunate with Survival Kits, which help provide warmth and essential supplies needed for survival on the streets during the winter.
A project born in response to the inexcusable fact that more homeless people die from dehydration in the summer months than from exposure in the winter months.
Coming Soon: Project Backpack for Kids. Currently in development, this initiative will provide children with the tools they need to succeed in school.