We are happy to share that we have recently set up an Amazon Wishlist to make it easier to donate much needed items to Main Street Project. You don’t even have to leave your house to help the city’s most vulnerable people – just complete the order online and they send your donated item right to our door. Easy!
The Winnipeg Chamber of Commerce 2018 Spirit of Winnipeg Awards were held on Friday, March 9, 2018 at the Club Regent Event Centre.
Main Street Project was chosen as a finalist in the Non-Profit and Social Enterprise Category, along with A Port in the Storm and Jocelyn House.
A Port in the Storm won the award – congrats them! We are so thrilled to have been selected as a finalist along with these two great local organizations and had a wonderful time at the event.
As part of our nomination, The Winnipeg Chamber
Today, Mayor Bowman announced a new Voluntary Transport Protocol which helps vulnerable members of our community better access the supports they need. Please see comment from Rick Lees, Executive Director of Main Street Project:
“This protocol is an extension of Main Street Project’s longstanding and extensive partnership with WFPS,” said Rick Lees, Executive Director, Main Street Project. “We are highly invested in this voluntary transport protocol and in being a leader in providing quality care to our city’s most vulnerable. Main Street Project recently secured a specialized wheelchair accessible van in
Main Street Project is so excited to share that local business Parlour Coffee (located at 468 Main Street) will be partnering with us for the rest of 2018.
This partnership was born from a shop break in they experienced earlier this year. The owner of the shop got in touch a couple of days after the break in with the intention of turning a not great situation into community action, and he chose us as the community organization to support. They chose us because they feel that we do vital work
Main Street Project operates a van patrol program through the nights during extreme weather. The operation of the van is currently funded through a federally-funded grant facilitated through the City of Winnipeg’s Homelessness Partnering Strategy (HPS). Earlier this year, MSP purchased a new wheelchair accessible van for its van patrol program, also made possible through HPS funding. The van patrol program travels through the downtown and North End areas, seeking out community members who may be at risk in extreme weather. Voluntary transport to MSP’s emergency shelter is offered to community
We send our most sincere thanks and appreciation to The Manitoba Real Estate Association Shelter Foundation for their generous grant that will go towards purchasing new, commercial grade quality furniture in our men’s detox facility.
We are so very thankful to this wonderful group of community minded people for their support. This will allow us to make improvements to a space that is very much in need of it.
Being a United Way Winnipeg Agency Partner, we have access to wonderful events such as United Way Day of Caring. This is a wonderful program in which local groups can arrange through United Way Winnipeg to volunteer at an agency partner just like Main Street Project.
This week we were fortunate enough to host an amazing group of volunteers from Great-West Life, who generously gave their time to help organize our clothing room. Thanks so much! We really appreciate it a lot!