TORONTO, Ont. – Canada Cartage announced its support and commitment to Project Winter Survival, an Engage and Change initiative that helps the homeless survive Canada’s bone-chilling winter today.
The event takes place on January 16 and more than 100 volunteers will come together to put together kits containing life-saving supplies like sleeping bags, blankets, winter hats, scarves, gloves and snacks and deliver them to those in need.
“Canada Cartage has supported this important initiative for a number of years and they are critical to this program,” said Jody Steinhauer, founder of Engage and Change and the Project Winter Survival initiative. “This program relies solely on donations and volunteers and without them, this initiative wouldn’t be possible.”
Paul Hanson, operations manager at Canada Cartage added: “We donate our time and resources to pick up and deliver 3,000 sleeping bags and we are fortunate to be part of this initiative. It feels great to give back to the community by doing what we do best – delivering products. This year, Paramjit S. Dhillon, a Canada Cartage driver, volunteered his time to pick up and deliver the sleeping bags and Mark Phippard and team at our warehousing division are helping by providing the charity with much needed space by housing skids at no cost and making room for the sleeping bags.”