Grassroots group is looking for more socks
Keeping feet warm and dry at Elizabeth Fry, Safe Beds and the CAS
Margaret Macdonald, founder of the Peterborough chapter of SOCKS, a grassroots volunteerbased organization that distributes new socks to those who need them, needs your help! She has had a request from a local agency for 220 pairs of socks and her stocks are running low.
“I am down to 36 pairs of socks and I still have other organizations to give to as well,” says Margaret, who has been gathering and distributing socks here since 2006. “I have already delivered some socks to Safe Beds, Elizabeth Fry, and Children’s Aid Society. I need more for Good Neighbours and Cameron House.”
Margaret also wants to contribute socks once again to Dan Hennessey’s backpack campaign, as she has in the past.
Socks are needed in all sizes for men, women and children. They must be new. Warm ones would be especially helpful at this time of year.
An easy way to help Margaret renew her stores and get those socks delivered is through the Sock Drive taking place at Giant Tiger on Lansdowne Street.
“Harry, the manager at Giant Tiger, has been so helpful. He has agreed to hold a sock drive from Nov. 18 to Dec. 7,” Margaret says. “He has a really good supply of socks in the store.”
All you have to do is go in, select your socks, pay for them and drop them into the donation box.
If you cannot make it out to Giant Tiger, you can drop off sock donations at either 1009 Barnardo Ave. or Activity Haven, located at 180 Barnardo Ave. Please remember that only new socks can be accepted.
For further information on the SOCKS organization, visit sockswarminghearts.com. For further information on SOCKS Peterborough, check out its Facebook page.
Edmison Heights Baptist Church, 160 Marina Blvd., is holding its annual Cookie Walk on Saturday from 9:30 a.m. until noon. Select your choice of cookies by the dozen as you walk by. There will be shortbread, sugar cookies, peanut butter, chocolate macaroons and many more. There will also be Christmas cake for sale. New this year is a crafts table.
The cost is $5 a dozen. Free coffee and free containers will be provided.
Best of Vinnies
Vinnies is holding its annual Better and Best Event on Friday at all three stores. It will feature the very best of donations received throughout the year, including brand-new clothing, toys, shoes, purses and more. In preparation, all three locations at — 799 Erskine Ave., 539 George St. and 144 Queen St., Lakefield, — will be closed on Thursday at 3 p.m.
Also, consider giving back to the community this holiday season by holding a food drive, donating to the Murray Street SSVP food pantry or sponsoring a family. For details on how to be involved in any of these events, call 705-742-2585.
Warm up with a hot, hearty bowl of chili. The Activity Haven annual Chilifest takes place on Friday beginning at 11:30 a.m. For just $10, you get a sample of each chili entered, a roll, a selection of toppings, and tea or coffee. You then get to vote for the one you like best!
Tickets are on sale in the Activity Haven office, 180 Barnardo Ave. Call 705-876-1670 for further information.