To Press Releases listJan 19, 2015
Bottled water key part of survival kits given to winter homeless
TORONTO, Ontario – Nestlé Waters Canada, Canada’s marketshare-leading manufacturer and distributor of healthy beverage choices, today announced that it has donated bottled water to Project Winter Survival, a volunteer organization that will put together 3,000 winter survival kits for distribution today through more than 150 homeless shelters, social service agencies and outreach providers across the Greater Toronto Area.
Nestlé Waters Canada has provided bottled water for Project Winter Survival since 2006.
“The growing plight of our city’s homeless goes from critical to deadline in extreme weather conditions,” said Jody Steinhauer, Founder of Engage and Change and Project Winter Survival. “We have already suffered fatalities among our homeless community this winter. No-one should die from the cold. Unfortunately the 3,000 kits that we provide can only offer marginal relief.
“Project Winter Survival has become a life-line for those agencies who front-line poverty and homelessness,” said Steinhauer. “These kits have become a vital tool to help outreach providers approach those living on the streets: to hopefully get them inside, eventually get them into transitional housing and end the cycle of poverty. Thanks to Nestlé Waters Canada for coming to our aid, once again.”
About Engage and Change’s Project Winter Survival
Now in its 16th year, Project Winter Survival is an Engage and Change initiative committed to helping those less fortunate endure the hardships of winter by providing such necessities for the needy as: sleeping bags, blankets, winter hats, toiletries, bottled water and healthy snacks, etc. Since its inception in 1999 and including this campaign, Project Winter Survival will have packed and distributed 26,000 survival kits to those at risk of death by exposure to the elements, and relies solely on corporate and community donations to meet the growing demands of relief agencies and shelters across the GTA. For more information or to make a donation, visit www.projectwintersurvival.org or www.engageandchange.org.
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Telephone: (416) 432-4599
About Nestlé Waters Canada
Established in 1970, Nestlé Waters Canada is associated with Nestlé Waters North America of Stamford, Connecticut. With headquarters in the Township of Puslinch, bottling facilities in Hope, British Columbia, and Puslinch and distribution facilities in Chilliwack, British Columbia; Puslinch and Laval, Quebec, approximately 400 employees support a network of more than 145 retailers across Canada.
For further information, please visit our web site at www.nestle-waters.ca or contact:
John B. Challinor II APR
Director, Corporate Affairs
Nestle Waters Canada
Telephone: 1 888 565-1445, Ext. 6441
Jamie Jo Alton
National Public Relations
Telephone: (416) 848-1370