Thank you McGregor Socks!
On Thursday, December 11 at 8:30 am, Rabbi Harry Brechner, Victoria Mayor Lisa Helps, Victoria Police Chief Frank Elsner, Cool Aid’s Don McTavish, and Michael Bloomfield and other Congregation Emanu-El volunteers distributed socks to people at the Downtown Community Centre, 755 Pandora Avenue.
The socks are the latest in a long line of very generous gifts from McGregor Socks (Toronto) now totalling over 60,000 pairs since 2007, thanks to a partnership begun by Avodah, the social action group of Congregation Emanu-El. Shipping of this gift was generously sponsored by La-Z-Boy Furniture Galleries.
All 6,000 pairs of socks will be given away to people who are homeless and at risk by dozens of local social service agencies that work together to help people who are or have been homeless.
Agencies Who Will Distribute Socks:
AIDS Vancouver Island
Beacon Out of the Rain Youth Shelter
Boys & Girls Club
Burnside Gorge Community Association
Cool Aid Community Health Clinic
Mustard Seed / Hope Farm
Human Exchange Society
James Bay Community Project / Youth Clinic
Kiwanis Emergency Youth Shelter
Native Friendship Centre
Out of the Rain Youth Shelter
Pacifica Housing Services
REES Network (Cool Aid)
Salt Spring Island Community Services
Single Parent Resource Centre
Sandy Merriman / Next Steps (Cool Aid)
Rock Bay Landing Shelter (Cool Aid)
VARCS Mobile X Van
Victoria EWP Program