Mission: To help the homeless people in Winnipeg to feel warm and cared for during our brutally cold winter.
The money raised will go to making a Donation & Care Packages for the Homeless in Winnipeg, MB.
Donation will be made to different shelters in the city and care packages will go to The Main Street Project Van Patrol Outreach Program!
Items for care packages can also be donated!
Last years care packages were roughly $20 each and included: Long underwear, wool socks, mittens, toque, gift card (McDonald's or Tims) , toothbrush, toothpaste, deodorant, soap & lip balm, hand and foot warmers etc.
Will ensure to share our results with everyone as well as pictures of the packages being delivered. If you would like to be apart of the delivery process please don't hesitate to reach out and join!
Thank you in advance for your support!
Main Streets Van Patrol Outreach Program:
Main Street Project’s Van Patrol is an outreach program that offers support to vulnerable and at risk community members in need, using a harm reduction approach. Van Patrol is primarily operated during the night to seek out those in the community who appear to be at risk to offer assistance, such as a ride to our emergency shelter, or to provide warm clothing, water, coffee, food and harm reduction supplies.
During an average night, Van Patrol serves almost 100 people, handing out over 150 food and beverage items, and over 80 harm reduction supplies. MSP has the only Van Patrol program that is in operation 365 days per year.
In addition to community outreach, Main Street Project is a principal partner in the City of Winnipeg’s Voluntary Transport Protocol. In partnership with the Winnipeg Police Service and Winnipeg Fire Paramedic Service, MSP’s Van Patrol helps to alleviate stressors on the health and emergency response system by providing a consistent mode of non-emergency related transportation to assist those who may have otherwise depended on emergency services.
- Shane Falk
- Sheila Jeffers
- Brock Vanderveen
- Troy OBrien