Sock It To‘Em Project provides socks for Comox Valley’s homeless

It’s that time of year again when you’ll find baskets of colourful socks for sale at Sock It To ‘Em Sale days. Drop in to Cardero’s Café on Fifth Street from Monday, Oct. 23 through Saturday, Oct. 28 between 11:30 a.m. and 2:30 p.m.

When you or someone on your gift list enjoys a pair of snuggly and durable hand-knit socks from the Comox Valley Sock It To ‘Em Project, each purchase provides up to 10 pairs of store-bought socks for those dealing with homelessness in our community.

How does the not-for-profit Comox Valley Sock It To ‘Em Project work? Yarn is provided to volunteer knitters, who then create the socks. All proceeds from the sale of the hand-knit socks go toward purchasing store-bought socks, which are then distributed to those in need by the Care-A-Van, AIDS Vancouver Island and the Nursing Centre.

This year’s selection of hand-knit socks is better than ever. Each pair sells for $35 in adult sizes (cash only please). By request, some wool-free socks will be available – as well as some infant and children sized socks.

This community project has been in operation for five years. Remember: Sock it to ‘em socks are the gift that gives again and again with warm, dry, happy feet for everybody.

Comox Valley Sock It To ‘Em Project is on Facebook or e-mail project organizer Roberta DeDoming at: rodedo@shaw.ca.

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