Sock it to ‘em

80251153_2734348236610939_2640952502429679616_n croppedOnce again, congregant Michael Bloomfield sees the successful delivery of 10,000 new pairs of socks to Vancouver Island. The 10,000 pairs of socks will be given to people who are homeless and at risk by 25 local social service agencies that work together to serve our community.
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McGregor Socks Donations

Monday January 9th

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Avodah and the Victoria Cool Aid organized an event at Anawim House to mark the 9th year of McGregor Socks donations—totalling over 70,000 socks. At the event, Michael Bloomfield discussed community-building through socks fundraising and logistical coordination, and three local service groups shared stories of the work they do in Victoria and the impact of handing someone in need a pair of warm, dry socks. 

We talked about how this project is about socks, and also about community collaboration and sharing—from the organization of the project, to the collaborative distribution of the socks to 30 local community agencies. Three socks recipient agencies attended the event: CARTS Outreach, the Victoria Youth Clinic and Anawim House.