Our Story

Since the beginning over 6000 hand warmers have been donated to those who need it most. Our goal is end needless suffering, especially during the harsh winters.

Kai

Hey everyone, My name is Kai, born and raised in Toronto, Canada. A place that gets very cold.

I didn't grow up with much, my parents both immigrated to Canada with a $1000 loan and a dream for a better life. My parents were always big on saving money & lived on the principle of cheaper is "better" which even counted for winter gear. I grew up without snow pants while playing with my peers during break was not as fun as it could have been. After sliding down the hill in jeans and sneakers my lower half would become a solid block of ice and the fun would stop. It got real cold, real fast.

Toronto TTC Snowy

Fast forward as an adult I started to have a love for gadgets, and a hate for the cold (who doesn't hate the cold right?). I found a gadget that served me well, it was the Sanyo Eneloop Kairo which was this neat little device that held 2xAA batteries and generated heat from them. I loved it, I would take it everywhere I go, & once when I was at the bank $ the teller asked me what it was, I responded lovingly that she was my girlfriend. There was a problem though, it would die within 30 minutes of use! I guess I wanted something more long term. I was inspired by the amount of joy I felt with that device that I wanted the world to feel the same, but the one I visioned had the power to put out hours of heat. There is a particular comfort and feeling I get when I am able to not just be dressed warmly, but to also receive heat, just like getting a warm hug. I truly believe that our products will improve your standard of living and create more joy. 

Through our heat packs and rechargeable hand warmers that are guaranteed to keep your hands, body and toes warm for hours on end (6-10+), outsmart the seasons on your own terms.

But why stop there? iHateTheCold is focused on providing the absolute best warming products and to help those most in need. We promise you that you will love our products and by making a purchase from us, you are also supporting a great cause.



City Street Outreach helping those in need by handing out items, including our hand warmer heat packs in Toronto to help the less fortunate.City Street Outreach


At iHateTheCold, all our products are made using premium quality materials and safety in mind. Crafted for your satisfaction with durability, versatility and performance as the priority, each item is meant to give you the convenience and comfort of being with you wherever you go so that you will not miss out on life’s great indoor and outdoor adventures.

The iHateTheCold advantage is that for every warmer accessory you buy, you will be supporting a great cause to ensure that everyone stays warm especially the homeless and those in need. To this end, we have partnered with a few Toronto based charities, foundations and outreach projects including Project Winter Survival, City Street Outreach and The Scott Mission. And this is just the beginning of the positive impact we consistently seek to make within the community! Our goal is to do this worldwide and end the real suffering that happens every winter to those who need it most.


Our Partners and Causes

Engage and Change Project Winter Survival 

iHateTheCold has partnered with Engage and Change to donate hand warmer heat packs to Project Winter Survival. Engage and change is a charity that was created to foster good citizenship and encourage healthy communities by giving back. Engage and Change gives people and companies the opportunities to do hands on group volunteer projects that assemble and build kits to assist in the alleviation of poverty. These kits are then distributed to the local communities through social service agencies directly to those in need.

Here are some items included in the winter survival kit:
Project Winter Survival Kit

Check out this video for some more insight!

 

City Street Outreach

iHateTheCold donates hand warmers to and has partnered with City Street Outreach who does Weekly Homeless Street & Community Outreaches Providing food, clothing and assistance to the homeless, street-involved youth, seniors, new immigrants/refugees, disabled, single mothers and individual/families in need and/or living in poverty. 

They have outreach vans where they pack the essentials and give them out to those who need it most!

City Street Outreach

 

 

The Scott MissioniHateTheCold donates our rechargeable hand warmers to The Scott Mission to give to those in need. The people who receive them are able to stay warm and to also charge up their phone, even though they don't always have access to a warm shelter.

The Scott Mission is a Christian ministry of mercy and love. We aim to meet the needs of people with love and compassion and seek to bring spiritual, physical, and emotional wholeness to their lives.

iHateTheCold + The Scott Mission is making a difference.

Hi Kai,

Thank you so much for your generous donation of hand warmers to The Scott Mission. Your gift-in-kind enables us to continue our work among the city's poor and homeless. When you're out on the street, or new to the country, or scared and hungry, what a miracle it is to come into a warm, friendly place and have a hot meal or find fresh clothing. Because of you and others like you, the Mission is able to welcome those in need. Your ongoing support helps us to minister in every season to people across Toronto. We will also continue to provide the counseling, fellowship, and Bible studies that offer hope, peace and affirmation to so many.

On behalf of the Board, staff, volunteers, and those that we serve, thank you again for thinking of those less fortunate. God bless you! 

Sincerely,
The Scott Mission

 

Thank you so much for looking at our hand warmers, and if you decide to buy one you will have one of the best hand warmers, a solid warranty, amazing customer service, and you'll make a difference!

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