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Having an impact on the homeless has been a rewarding experience


5 November 2020 - Toronto - Corporate - News

collage of image of NTN employees in PPE working at HAVEN

Thank you to the volunteers at NTN Canada and Kintetsu World Express Canada for sharing and caring. Over the last few months, we have partnered together to support the Haven Toronto Shelter to help those who are struggling through this tough time. Our partners at KWE have donated spaghetti sauce and 400 packages of pasta to the Haven Toronto homeless shelter to ensure those in need have access to healthy and delicious meal options. A hot meal is a luxury for elder men impacted by poverty and homelessness.

NTN Canada’s CEO, Paul Meo, encouraged KWE to support Haven Toronto in lieu of participating in a yearly corporate promotion with NTN. Instead, KWE made a donation to Haven Toronto in honour of NTN. "Having such an impact on the homeless has been a rewarding experience for us and we are so proud to have played a part," says Paul Meo.

Our NTN team members also joined forces with volunteers from the Toronto Police Service 51 Division and from Kintetsu World Express Canada to serve a delicious BBQ lunch at Haven Toronto in September. Our team members were on site to help prepare, cook and distribute over 200 meals. The homeless clients expressed so much appreciation for their only BBQ of the season and we went home with glowing hearts as we know we made a difference to those in need.

According to Thomas B. Smith, President, Managing Director, KWE Canada, “KWE wholeheartedly supports this worthy cause and are proud to have made an impact on vulnerable people in crisis. We are committed to the communities where we work and live, and proud to lend our support to Haven Toronto in these challenging times."

Haven Toronto has maintained operations through COVID-19 but has suffered for lack of volunteers since the pandemic began. It relies entirely on the community. You can help – grab a group of coworkers, neighbours or friends to volunteer and donate food. Everyone can make a difference!



About NTN

Founded in 1918, NTN is one of the world's largest producers of premium quality ball and roller bearings, long recognized for the most stringent quality standards in the industry. With plants around the globe and a strong domestic manufacturing network, over 80% of the products sold by NTN in North America are made by one of the ten plants the company operates in Canada and the USA. NTN is also a leading provider of bearing services which include technical support, maintenance and reliability services, engineering consulting and training. NTN's company vision is "to transform into Canada’s leader of the Ultimate Bearing Experience."

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