Al and Peggy's Corner: Pay It Forward - Winter Survival For The Homeless

Pay It Forward - Winter Survival For The Homeless

Pay It Forward - Project Winter Survival For The Homeless

Project Winter Survival was founded 11 years ago by Jody Steinhaur.
We are sure they couldn't use more help than they can today with these sub zero temperatures. In 2009 they made up 2500 packages for the homeless to guard against them freezing to death on the streets! As we snuggle beside a roaring fireplace with a steaming hot chocolate, we can't even begin to imagine what it is like out there in the elements with only a few blankets, worn out clothes and empty stomach. 

homeless person covered in blanket
We heard on the radio they need our help again this year. 
They need unused back packs, winter gloves, new insulated beverage cups with lids, blankets, pillows.

You can also donate money. 100% of the money donated will buy these much needed items and you will be issued a tax receipt from the Salvation Army. This year you can even do it through PayPal. 

Donations can be dropped off: Take the 401 East (if driving from the west) or the 401 West (if driving from the east) to Keele Street Exit. Exit South. Get into the left lane. Go South to Lawrence Avenue West. Turn Left at the lights at Lawrence. Go East to Caledonia. Turn Right on Caledonia.Go South on Caledonia for approximately 1-1/2 blocks. When you see the Canadian flag you are there, 890 Caledonia is on your right hand side, with lots of free parking or mail to Bargain's Group 890 Caledonia Road, Toronto, Ontario. M6B 3Y1 or you can even call 416-785-5655.

Just think, maybe your donation will save a life.

Pay It Forward - Winter Survival For The Homeless

 

 

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Comment balloon 17 commentsAl & Peggy Cunningham, Brokers • January 24 2011 05:39PM

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We are so fortunate here in my tiny town, that we don't have any homeless.  We do have many many families in need of the Food Bank though which I support whole heartedly.  We all need to give as much as we can.  Thanks for the reminder!

Posted by Susan Emo, Kingston and the 1000 Islands Area (Sotheby's International Realty Canada - Brokerage) over 7 years ago

Thanks for reminding all of us how good we all have it and how difficult it is for the homeless to just exist. It really bothers me that a significant portion of our homeless population are women and children and Vets. Thanks for the post as we all need to think about how we can try to help these poor souls!!!

Posted by Robert Bob Gilbert, Your Katy TX ( West of Houston) Real Estate Expert (Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Anderson Properties) over 7 years ago

Al and Peggy,

This is an excellent suggestion. It's one thing to be home in July, and quite another to be homeless in January.

Brian

Posted by Brian Madigan, LL.B., Broker (RE/MAX West Realty Inc., Brokerage (Toronto)) over 7 years ago

Excellent post!  Our church has their new ministry open  up to serve the homeless on Wednesday's as threre were no lunches served prior to this on Wednesdays!   it is to cold for them to be outside!   We don't have many but it is growing every week!!!  

Posted by Deborah Byron Leffler BzyBee Real Estate Lady! (Keller Williams Realty Boise) over 7 years ago

We have so many homeless people here that we actually do a head count each January. I think it’s this coming Thursday. I can’t imagine being homeless, much less in a colder place like Toronto.

Posted by Jim Frimmer, Realtor & CDPE, Mission Valley specialist (HomeSmart Realty West) over 7 years ago

Al & Peggy,

Great post; I think the Salvation Army is one of the most efficient charities around.

Steve

Posted by Steve, Joel & Steve A. Chain (Chain Real Estate Investments & Mortgage, Steve & Joel Chain) over 7 years ago

Literally, a donation could save a life.  So sad but a worthwhile cause Al/Peggy.

Posted by Anita Clark, Realtor - Homes for Sale in Warner Robins GA (ColdwellBanker SSK Realtors ~ 478.960.8055) over 7 years ago

Al and Peggy it is a scary thought to be homeless, and it is a situation that we can find ourselves in much quicker that we think.  Money given to these organizations is money well used.

Posted by George Souto, Your Connecticut Mortgage Expert (George Souto NMLS #65149 FHA, CHFA, VA Mortgages) over 7 years ago

Al & Peggy - What great information to share, anything having to do with saving lives is a great cause.

Posted by Michelle Gibson, REALTOR (Hansen Real Estate Group Inc. ) over 7 years ago

The Salvation Army does an incredible job with whatever funds they managed to raise. This year the need is even greater then in the past. Thank you for the reminder.

Posted by Suesan Jenifer Therriault, "Inspecting every purchase as if it were my own". (JTHIS-Professional Home Inspection Team) over 7 years ago

Yes you are lucky than Susan. Give to the food banks then, it is for a good cause!

Yes, we do Bob, and yes we do have it good.  Not taking anything away from any one on the streets but for us, the Vets definitely should not be out there. They supported our countries and our countries need and should support them!

Oh absolutely Brian, it is quite brutal out there right now and we can't bare to be out there for longer than 20 minutes can you imagine 20 hours or more?

Glad to hear your church is doing something Deborah, hopefully more will follow.  

Head counts imagine that Jim!  We always wondered why the homeless don't hitchhike to warmer climates!

So do we Steve. We try and donate regularly, always have.

It is sad Anita. We do hear however, that sometimes it is hard to get the homeless to come indoors. Something about they are afraid to lose their spot on the street.

Yes, George you are right we all have to be careful.  You know, right now it is snowing and we truly feel for those outside.

It is Michelle and it is something we shouldn't overlook.

Suesan, we have always backed the Salvation Army in our family. Our Grandmother has always told us how they were the ones to help when she first arrived in this country from England, so we have always given back.

Posted by Al & Peggy Cunningham, Brokers, Our Family Wants To Help Your Family! (RE/MAX West Realty Inc., Brokerage) over 7 years ago

The rescue missions down here are overwhelmed with homeless and the push is on to raise more money to feed and shelter them. These are always great causes...

Posted by TeamCHI - Complete Home Inspections, Inc., Home Inspectons - Nashville, TN area - 615.661.029 (Complete Home Inspections, Inc.) over 7 years ago

Al and Peggy, it's been a terrible few days in Ontario with the temperatures. It must be awful to be homeless right now. Thanks for publicising this most worthy cause. There but for the grace of God go I.

Posted by Malcolm Johnston, Trenton Real Estate (Century 21 Lanthorn Real Estate LTD., Trenton, Ontario) over 7 years ago

Al and Peggy, it's been a terrible few days in Ontario with the temperatures. It must be awful to be homeless right now. Thanks for publicising this most worthy cause. There but for the grace of God go I.

Posted by Malcolm Johnston, Trenton Real Estate (Century 21 Lanthorn Real Estate LTD., Trenton, Ontario) over 7 years ago

In New York the homeless population is decreasing...

Posted by Joshua Zargari, MJ Decorators Workshop (MJ Decorators Workshop LI staging and home decorating) over 7 years ago

Like we said Michael, we can't even begin to think how it feels to out on the streets in this weather! Frightening!

Absolutely Malcolm, absolutely!

Oh that is such good news Josh.... what did New York do?  We always thought there must be some way the Cities could employ them to help!

Posted by Al & Peggy Cunningham, Brokers, Our Family Wants To Help Your Family! (RE/MAX West Realty Inc., Brokerage) over 7 years ago

Al and Peggy, thanks for the reminder... it is too easy in this world we now live in to forget about the people... when you choose to see a homeless person, any person as a real person, then everything changes, especially how you treat them and what you will do for them.

Posted by Chris Smith, South Simcoe, Caledon, King, Orangeville Real Esta (Re/Max Chay Realty Inc., Brokerage) over 7 years ago

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