Media advisory,
Saturday, January 16, 2016, 8:30 a.m.,
Bargains Group, 890 Caledonia Road,
16th annual “Project Winter Survival”


Broadcast time: 04:59
Saturday, January 16, 2016

13 Division

On Saturday, January 16, 2016, at 8:30 a.m., Toronto Police Service – 13 Division, supported
by Auxiliary Officers, Youth in Policing Initiative (YIPI) students and over 168 citizens and
corporate volunteers, will join forces at The Bargains Group, 890 Caledonia Road, during the
17th annual “Project Winter Survival,” to pack 3,000 winter survival kits for the homeless
across the GTA and surrounding areas. This is an Engage and Change initiative committed to
helping those less fortunate.

Immediately following the pack, the kits will be picked up and distributed to those in need
through more than 150 homeless shelters and outreach programs.

13 Division has participated in Project Winter Survival over the past six years, strengthening
their community outreach. “Tragically, the growing number of requests for kits far exceeds the
total number of survival kits that we are able to fund through the generous support of our
corporate and community partners,” said Jody Steinhauer, Project Winter Survival founder.
“The call to action for more kits is NOW!”

Media schedule:

8:30 a.m. – Pack to commence
12 p.m. – Press Conference
12:30 p.m. – Agency pick-up
(Time TBD) – Kit distribution to homeless

For more information, or to make a donation, visit www.projectwintersurvival.org or

Please download the Toronto Police Service Mobile App for iOS or Android.

For more news, visit TPSnews.ca.

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