Every year, more than 6,500 Ottawa families struggle to attain the necessities of life: food, shelter, and warm winter clothing for their children. Ottawa winters are cold — yet year-round outdoor play has many vital benefits for children. It contributes fundamentally to things like healthier self-esteem, stronger school attendance, as well as enhanced learning and development. We raise funds for the purchase and distribution of new snowsuits to low-income children, 15 years and younger living in Ottawa. In 2020, there’s more need than ever. Increased demand thanks to the pandemic means requests for snowsuits may reach 19,000 this year.