Socks are the most needed but least donated article of clothing for the homeless. The Comox Valley Sock It To ‘Em Project is getting this one handled in the Comox Valley.
Each hand-knit sock purchase from the project provides up to 10 pair of high quality, store-bought socks for someone who is homeless or vulnerable in our community.
This is a way to give a gift that gives many times over.
Proceeds from the sale of hand-knit socks go toward buying store-bought socks which are then distributed to those in need by the Care-A-Van – Comox Valley’s volunteer mobile heath-care unit.
The Nursing Centre and AIDS Vancouver Island also receive socks for distribution through their community outreach programs.
This is the third year for the successful fundraising program.
“We have the biggest and most beautiful selection of colourful hand-knit socks, ever,” says the project organizer, Roberta DeDoming. “With growing participation from generous and skilled volunteer knitters in our community this project is really taking off.”
You’ll find baskets of colourful hand-knit socks at Sock It To ‘Em Sale Days held at Zocalo Café at the corner of Cliffe Avenue and Fifth Street between 11 a.m. and 2 p.m. from Thursday, Nov. 5 to Saturday, Nov. 7.
For the best selection please come early. Each pair is $35 in adult sizes. Some children’s and infant socks are also available. Cash only please.
Find photos, updates and news on Facebook: Comox Valley Sock It To ‘Em Project, or e-mail project organizer DeDoming at firstname.lastname@example.org