Project Water helps the homeless – Mississauga News
MISSISSAUGA — Several hundred social service agencies, including some from Mississauga, will once again help to distribute bottles of water this summer to the homeless through Project Water.
Over the past 13 summers, the campaign distributed more than 1.5 million bottles of donated water to over 170 frontline agencies annually in the Greater Toronto Area.
This year’s initiative kicked off July 9 in Toronto.
Project Water was founded by Jody Steinhauer, president of The Bargains Group. Major donors are Nestle Water Canada, Danamark WaterCare and The Bargains Group.
Among the Mississauga distributors are Jenuine Dreams, Church of the Virgin Mary and St. Athanasius, Anba Abraam’s Coptic Charity and Salvation Army Peel Region Residential Services.
For the first time this year, the campaign incorporated summer survival kits — sunscreen, a hat, reusable water bottles, first aid kit, hand sanitizer, a nutritional snack, a poncho, a cinch bag, and a hand towel.
Permanent water filtration systems were also donated by Danamark Water Filtration systems to various shelters and drop-in centres.
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