Nestlé donates water to homeless

TORONTO – Nestlé Waters Canada recently donated $58,743 worth of bottled water to Project Water, an organization that distributes bottled water to those living on Greater Toronto Area streets suffering from dehydration during the summer.

Project Water will distribute bottled water to more than 150 social service agencies over the next few months that work with the homeless and needy across the GTA.

Nestlé will deliver 313,992 bottles of water to Engage and Change’s 2014 Project Water initiative. Since 2006, the Company has donated more than 1.8 million bottles of water, valued at $313,745.

“Dehydration continues to be a serious health crisis in our community during the summer months, particularly among the homeless,” said Jody Steinhauer, Founder of Engage and Change and Project Water. “The partnership of Project Water, Engage and Change and Nestlé Waters Canada is bringing us one step closer to resolving this challenge in the longer term while saving lives in the near term.”

Debbie Moore, president, Nestle Waters Canada, said, “Bottled water is the best antidote to dehydration for all human beings when they are away-from-home and it plays a key role in the continuing health and wellness of those who do not have access to potable water because they are homeless.”

Established in 2000, Project Water evolved in response to the dehydration health crisis that the homeless who live in the Greater Toronto Area face during the summer months.

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