About Us

What is Project Winter Survival?

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Project Winter Survival is now an Engage and Change initiative! To donate to Engage and Change in support of Project Winter Survival, click the "Donate Now" link.

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An initiative of the non-profit charity Engage and Change, Project Winter Survival helps the homeless and those living on the street survive during the frigid winter months. Over the past 17 years, our volunteers and donors have assembled over 27,000 Winter Survival Kits containing life-saving supplies.

Once these kits are packed, they are distributed to over 150 front-line agencies, including the Red Cross, The Salvation Army, Covenant House, local shelters, and outreach programs in the Greater Toronto Area who then distribute them directly to the homeless.

A typical Winter Survival Kit contains the following items:

  • Sleeping Bags
  • Sport Bags/Knapsacks
  • Winter Hats
  • Winter Scarves
  • Winter Gloves
  • Socks
  • Towel
  • Face Cloth
  • Toothpaste & Toothbrush
  • Shampoo & Conditioner
  • Deodorant
  • Shave Cream
  • Razor
  • Body & Hand Lotion
  • Hand Sanitizer
  • Hair Brush & Comb
  • Rain Poncho
  • Lip Balm
  • Bottled Water
  • Insulated Cup
  • Water Bottle
  • Kleenex (Facial Tissue)
  • Playing Cards
  • Food Snack

Charitable #: 805418647RR0001