Over the past seven years McGregor Socks has
generously donated over 60,000 pairs of socks to Avodah for those in need in our
community. While McGregor has been incredibly generous, meeting requests for
socks from communities across Canada has overwhelmed them. Starting this year, McGregor will charge Avodah about 86 cents/pair. Although this is still very
generous, it means we need to raise more than $5000 to buy our annual supply.
Our partnership with McGregor is a special one and the need remains great. Foot
health problems are serious within the street community.
Let’s keep this incredible effort going. Over 30
agencies in our region participate in this program by distributing socks to
their clients. Perhaps no other activity is more recognized in Victoria for the
Jewish community’s social action.
Avodah has pledged $1000 to the campaign. Let’s raise
that and add some more for this wonderful Avodah project. Our partners at
Cool-Aid also have committed $1000. We have contributions from Murray Rankin,
Michael and Christine Bloomfield, two law firms – Cook-Roberts and Wadell-Raponi,
Megson-Fitzpatrick Insurance and the accounting firm, Hutcheson & Co. Anthony
Gray. La-Z-Boy has again generously committed to cover shipping from Toronto.
Please send your donations to the synagogue marked
Avodah sock campaign and thank you for your kindness and community spirit.
Michael Bloomfield, Avodah