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“Let’s keep them warm for Christmas” care bag campaign to benefit homeless


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Toronto, ON: At NTN Canada and Applied Industrial Technologies, we think it's better to give than to receive... especially during the holiday season. Today may be one of the coldest days Toronto has seen in a while, however volunteers from NTN Canada and Applied Industrial Technologies are gearing up to serve hot meals, warm clothing items and care bags for the homeless at the Haven Toronto shelter.

As part of our “Let’s keep them warm for Christmas” corporate social responsibility program, NTN Canada and Applied Industrial Technologies (Central Canada Region) have collaborated as a group to make warming care bags for homeless people. Our combined volunteer groups have collected coats, hats, socks, mittens, scarves and food items which have been packaged and will be distributed today to help the homeless stay warm this holiday season and beyond. 100% funded by employees and corporate partners of NTN Canada and Applied Industrial Technologies, the care bags will contain items for battling cold weather and providing nutrition.

“We are truly fortunate to have such wonderful champions in our organizations as well as passionate industry partners who have stepped forward to donate clothing and food to help ensure we can meet our goal of distributing 100 care bags and 300 hot meals this evening to keep the homeless warm,” said Paul Meo, President and CEO of NTN Bearing Corporation of Canada.

Volunteers from NTN and Applied Industrial Technologies will be distributing the care packages and food items at the Haven Toronto Shelter beginning at 430pm. We thank the incredible staff at Haven Toronto for allowing us the opportunity to work alongside them in preparing a nutritious dinner, where hundreds of vulnerable people visit each day. The Haven Toronto Shelter, located at 170 Jarvis Street in Toronto is a drop-in center serving elder homeless men age 50 and over. The shelter provides healthy meals and clothing along with access to crisis and housing counsellors and on-site nurses making us very proud to be able to support such a great cause.

“It is wonderful to see our employees from Applied Industrial Technologies Central Canada Region and NTN banding together to support the homeless in our communities and help ensure that those in need can have access to a warm meal and clothing that will help them battle cold weather this holiday season and in the days ahead,” said Mike Allen, President, Applied Industrial Technologies.

Special thanks to the employees at NTN Canada and Applied Industrial Technologies who stepped forward to donate clothing and food items. We are also grateful to Boaden’s Banquet Hall for lending generous support by donating meals to feed the homeless, and to Dr Joyce Lui, Dentist, who donated toothbrushes, tooth paste and floss to our care packages. The clothing drive was also generously supported by Arrow Marketing, CMYK Global Group of Companies and SVS Marketing.



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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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