Sock it to ’em

The Daily Press (Timmins) - - NEWS -

This month is sock­to­ber for socks Tim­mins. The or­ga­ni­za­tion “is look­ing for schools, groups, teams, busi­nesses, ser­vice clubs, neigh­bour­hoods or any­one who wants to sup­port a great cause” to col­lect new socks for peo­ple in need in this city. These groups can reach out to sock­stim­mins@gmail.com, or drop off their do­na­tions at Bliss Beauty Bar, lemon­grass home Decor, The Golden manor or Por­cu­pine Tim­ber mart. The province-wide ini­tia­tive aims to en­sure that “no one in on­tario goes with­out socks.” last year, the or­ga­ni­za­tion made a goal to col­lect 5,000 socks. By the end of 2016, res­i­dents had do­nated 7,640 pairs. This year’s goal is 7,500 new socks. “many peo­ple do not re­al­ize that socks are the most needed and least do­nated item for the home­less,” said Carol halt, co­or­di­na­tor for the pro­gram, in a re­lease.

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