Thank you McGregor Socks!

mcgregor_instagramOn Thursday, December 11 at 8:30 am, Rabbi Harry Brechner, Victoria Mayor Lisa Helps, 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

Anawim House

Beacon Out of the Rain Youth Shelter

Boys & Girls Club

Burnside Gorge Community Association


Congregation Emanu-El

Cool Aid Community Health Clinic

Dandelion Society

Mustard Seed / Hope Farm

Human Exchange Society

James Bay Community Project / Youth Clinic

Kiwanis Emergency Youth Shelter

Native Friendship Centre

Our Place

Out of the Rain Youth Shelter

Pacifica Housing Services


Rainbow Kitchen

REES Network (Cool Aid)

Salt Spring Island Community Services

Salvation Army

Single Parent Resource Centre

Sandy Merriman / Next Steps (Cool Aid)

Seasonal Shelter

Rock Bay Landing Shelter (Cool Aid)

Threshold Society

VARCS Mobile X Van

Victoria EWP Program