Nestlé Waters Canada, Canada’s marketshare-leading manufacturer and distributor of healthy beverage choices, today announced that it has donated $58,743 worth of bottled water to Project Water, a volunteer organization that distributes bottled water to those living on Greater Toronto Area streets who suffer from dehydration during the summer months.
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 in Toronto and across the GTA. Agencies that receive the water include the Salvation Army, the Canadian Red Cross, Street Health Bus and the Scott Mission.
Nestlé Waters Canada will deliver 313,992 bottles of water to Engage and Change’s 2014 Project Water initiative today. Since 2006, the Company has donated more than 1,828,800 bottles of water to the organization 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.”
“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,” said Debbie Moore, President, Nestle Waters Canada. “Engage and Change is doing great and important work and we are very proud to be associated with this organization.”
About Engage and Change’s Project Water
Established in 2000 by Jody Steinhauer, Founder of Engage and Change, Project Water is an Engage and Change initiative that evolved in response to the dehydration health crisis that the homeless who live in the Greater Toronto Area face during the summer months. Since its inception, Project Water has distributed more than 1.8 million bottles of water to more than 170 frontline agencies in the GTA.