WINTER SURVIVAL

WINTER SURVIVAL

 

[Donations are now closed for the Winter Survival 2021 program.  Thank you so much for your participation!  Please take a look at other donation drives happening at this time.]

Winter Survival 2021

This winter, we look to prioritize the Winter Survival Program once again. At The Compass, we’re more than a Food Bank, which is why we’re ready to roll out our annual Winter Survival Program 2021 now. It’s critical that our community pulls together to help those individuals without a roof over their heads. This year we still face issues related to the pandemic and a problem for one of us is a problem for us all. A solution to homelessness might be bigger than any one of us alone, but together we make a difference in the lives of our neighbours. We have been given many gifts from God. Let us share these gifts with those around us who need them.

Recently, our Compass staff sat down with our homeless clients to find out what they need to help get them through this upcoming cold, snowy winter. These conversations were the crux of the list we put together that will give these individuals kits filled with necessities that help keep them warm and dry. Along with the winter survival kits, we also want to give our clients Hope that the situations they are in aren’t permanent—that there is a brighter tomorrow.

Beginning October 18th through October 22nd, The Compass will gladly accept donations of NEW ITEMS from the list of Most Needed Items below. We can not accept used items. The only slightly used items we can receive are adult warm coats and sleeping bags. All other items must be new or we can not take them in.  

We have set up a contactless donation system at the back of The Compass building (310 Lakeshore Rd W, Mississauga, ON L5H 1G8). Please drop off all items in the bin provided in the back of The Compass only between Oct 18th- 22nd. Physical donations will only be accepted during that time period. The bin is checked multiple times a day and is available for 24/7 contactless donations. 

Monetary Donations

All monetary donations will be used to purchase the items which our homeless clients need.

Most Needed Items: 

  • Sleeping Bags (Extreme Temperature preferred) New or Slightly Used 
  • Big Hiking Backpacks New 
  • Wool Socks New 
  • Adult Jackets New or Slightly Used
  • Snow Mittens/Gloves (not knitted) New 
  • Winter Hats/Balaclava New 
  • Hand Warmers New
  • Adult Underwear/Undergarments New
  • Adult Boots New 
  • Adult Snow Pants New 
  • Thermos New 
  • Flashlights New 
  • Insulated Foam Mats New 
  • Tarps (to sleep on) New 

Thank you for your generosity and kindness.

For larger donations or any questions, please contact WinterSurvival@TheCompass.ca

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We are a Food Bank & Outreach Centre located in Port Credit Ontario serving South Mississauga

A Proud Partner With:

The Mississauga Food Bank

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The Compass is a registered charity: Charitable Registration Number 86235 2754 RR0001 (registered as The Lakeshore Community Outreach Centre Inc)

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We are a Food Bank & Outreach Centre located in Port Credit Ontario serving South Mississauga

A Proud Partner With:

The Mississauga Food Bank

Find Us Elsewhere

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