We got socks - more than 4000 pairs!
For the past four years, Vancity’s Kate Dugas has run a campaign to benefit Triage Emergency Services in the Downtown Eastside. Usually she asks for clothing but this year Kate focused on socks. The reason? She’d found out from longtime homeless advocate Judy Graves that many homeless people get sick and some have even died from having cold, wet feet for five months of the year. Kate also knows this has been a financially difficult year for many folks and so decided to ask for something small in the hopes of encouraging contributions. Vancity members and employees didn’t disappoint: after hours of counting, Kate determined that Vancity has collected 4000 pairs of socks for people living on the streets. “I am humbled and filled with appreciation for the human generosity that lives within all of us,” she says.
Kate used ChangeEverything.ca to engage the community in the Got Socks? campaign. Vancity members made contributions through our branches and employees held friendly competitions between departments to see who could collect the most socks. Both of Vancity's Smart cars were willed with bags of socks and Kate drove her bio-diesel truck filled with even more socks.
We sincerely thank all of our members and employees who contributed to the Got Socks? campaign. Some needy people will surely appreciate your generosity this winter
If you would like to contribute a pair of socks - please deliver them to Vancity Head Office Main and Terminal to the attention of Kate Dugas