Raising Awareness For Homeless

By 11 Division,
Toronto Police Service
Published at 11:48 a.m., November 12, 2014

Officers, Auxiliaries and community members camped out overnight in front of 11 Division on Nov. 7, as part of Warm4Winter, an initiative spearheaded by Superintendent Heinz Kuck to raise awareness of homelessness. Warm4Winter was not just a way to raise awareness, but also to collect donations. The team collected over 2,000 pounds of clothes, boots, blankets, hats and gloves along with over $2,000 in gift-card donations. All of this will be distributed to social service agencies in 11 Division.

a wide angle shot of 11 Division police station from a low lying angle. It is at night and the streetlights are one.
The sleep out took place outside of 11 Division.
a wide angle shot of 11 Division police station from a low lying angle. It is at night and the streetlights are one.
Four people gathered around a bench with candles on the table. Three people are visible and one is blurry, it is nighttime.
A man in a yellow jacket and red hoodie, sitting amongst an assortment of bags and boxes and sleeping bags, crouched on one knee looking at the camera.
Robert Tajti, Jason Waters, Linda Martin and Sarah Doucette share a few stories and laughs around a 'campfire'.
A man is listening intently as the woman next to him speaks. They are wearing coats and sitting outdoors on a bench, it is night-time.
A woman speaks in the foreground as two people look at her. They are all dressed in outwear sitting around a bench, it is nighttime.
About 10 people curled up in sleeping bags but sitting up against a brick building look at the camera. Some are smiling, some are not.