Cobourg Police Service Expands The Winter Survival Program To The Port Hope Police Service

Project Winter Survival is dedicated to providing the homeless and less fortunate with Winter Survival Kits which in turn provide warmth and essential supplies needed for survival on the streets during the winter season. For the past 14 years, Project Winter Survival and a team of volunteers and donors have assembled and distributed over 18,000 kits in Ontario. On January 25, 2014, Cobourg Police attended in Toronto and picked up a number of kits. These kits will be shared with the Port Hope Police and an officer will be on hand to accept them.


Engage and Change is the charity that was created to foster this important project. Their mission is to assist those in need in our communities by promoting, identifying and developing partnerships between individuals, for-profit and not-for-profit organizations. They are unique in that they design events that will engage individuals, who will contribute their time, and businesses who will contribute money and product.

Each kit contains a sleeping bag, winter hat, winter gloves, a winter scarf, socks, a towel, toothpaste and toothbrush, deodorant, razor, shaving cream, hand sanitizer, rain poncho, bottled water, a water bottle, playing cards, a sports bag or knapsack, face cloth, hand and body lotion, hair brush and comb, lip balm, insulated cup, Kleenex and a food snack. A kit will be available at the media event for inspection.

Anyone wishing to donate to this charity can contact them by email at… info@engageandchange.org

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