Bottled water donated for social services across Toronto
Nestlé Waters Canada donates $51,615 worth of water to Project Water for use across Greater Toronto Area.
July 6, 2012
by Canadian Packaging Staff
Nestlé Waters Canada, the nation’s marketshare-leading manufacturer and distributor of healthy beverage choices, has donated $51,615 worth of bottled water to Project Water, a volunteer organization that distributes bottled water to those living on Greater Toronto Area streets to help prevent dehydration during the summer months.
Over the next few months, Project Water will distribute bottled water to more than 160 social service agencies that work with the homeless and needy in Toronto and across the GTA, including: The Salvation Army, the Canadian Red Cross, Street Health Bus, St. John Ambulance, The Scott Mission and the YWCA.
A total of 310,464 bottles of water have been delivered by Nestlé Waters Canada—since 2006, it has donated 1,196,448 bottles of water to the organization valued at over $200,000.
“We are very proud to be associated with Project Water through the donation of our products and the donation of time by our employees, especially when it is directed towards supporting such a vulnerable segment of society,” says Nestlé Waters Canada president John Zupo.
“Bottled water is the best antidote to dehydration for all human beings when they are away-from-home. Bottled water plays a key role in the continuing health and wellness of those who do not have access to potable water because they are homeless.”
About Project Water
Established in 2000 by Jody Steinhauer, president, The Bargains Group, Project Water is a volunteer organization. Since its inception, Project Water has distributed more than one million bottles of water to more than 160 frontline agencies in the GTA. For more information, visit www.projectwater.ca.