It was February 2018, and I was running super late for an important pitch meeting for a big account. I was stressed and anxious about closing the deal. I parked in the underground lot and hightailed it up the stairs to the street for the short walk to work. As I looked up, I saw a disheveled man with an oversized jacket standing at the corner.
Parkdale Parent's Primary Prevention Program
Baby, it's cold outside
Cold weather means time for snowball fights, hot chocolate and cozy nights inside. It’s also the season of layers, layers and more layers! Parents know the stress of trying to get little ones dressed for the cold. It can take 10 minutes of struggle just to get the jacket on – let alone finding the missing mitts! By the time the dressing is completed, the dreaded phase, “Mom, I need to pee”!
Parkdale Parents Primary Prevention Program (the 5P’s) in Toronto is a program that provides support, nutrition and community services to families with children ranging in age from 0 to 3 years. Outerwear is expensive for these families resulting in parents wrapping young ones in blankets or placing them in oversized snowsuits which could be dangerous.
How you can help
Let’s put a smile on these kids faces as they play in the snow, build snowman and sled down the hills without parents worrying about them getting too cold. We’re pooling funds to purchase snowsuits for sizes 6-12 months and 2 to 4 years.
We’re also accept gently used, clean snowsuits from smoke and pet free homes. Let’s declutter those front closets and bundle up some kids!