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Nathan Winter

Warehouse Facilitator, The Mustard Seed

Nathan Winter, an ardent proponent of equality amongst all social classes, is a Warehouse Facilitator at The Mustard Seed, an organization that delivers basic services, housing and employment to those experiencing poverty and homelessness in Calgary and Edmonton. In this role, he assists in managing the Personal Assistance Centre, a retail-style store that offers free clothing, toiletries and household goods to those in poverty. Winter believes that offering a great outfit to the homeless can restore dignity where it has been lost. For the last three years, he has been living, working and worshipping amongst those in extreme need in the inner city of Edmonton, Alberta.

As a cycling enthusiast, Winter advocates for cyclist’s rights and healthy bicycle maintenance. He is an all-year-round bicycle commuter, long-distance touring cyclist and lover of fixed-gear road bikes. Winter is a member of the Edmonton Bicycle Commuters Society which offers workshops and volunteer bicycle mechanics to the community.
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Make a Difference With a Pair of Shoes

Most homeless and poverty-stricken people I know walk everywhere. And the only shoes they have access to are "gently used" donations from inner-city agencies like The Mustard Seed. My homeless friends have shoes with soles that are so completely worn through that if it rains their feet are soaked. It's truly miserable, but it doesn't have to be this way.
09/13/2012 05:28 EDT