At this year’s Society Council, Sisters in Society kicked-off a fundraising drive for Project Winter Survival, run by Engage and Change. The initiative assembles and distributes winter survival kits to the homeless in the GTA and beyond. The survival kits provide warmth and essential supplies needed for the homeless such as sleeping bags, clothing, food, and personal care items.
Now in its 20th year, Project Winter Survival and a team of volunteers and donors have assembled and distributed more than 30,000 kits to over 185 front-line social service agencies and homeless shelters, including the Salvation Army, Red Cross, Covenant House, Out of the Cold and more.
While the project also seeks sustainable solutions to homelessness, there are more than 500 people who sleep outside each night in Toronto. During winter, having one of the packages that includes essential supplies to keep warm can be the difference between life and death.
The Society’s goal is to raise $10,000 by the time we come together with other organizations to help assemble the Winter Survival kits for those in need. As of the time of writing, Society members and staff have raised a total of $3,400.
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