Big steps forward: the final Socks for the Streets tally!

Here at S4SC, we’ve spent the last few weeks tallying  up all the donations from the Socks for the Streets campaign, run in partnership with Indie88. We are extremely happy to report that our final tally is…

193,833 pairs of socks!

That’s enough pairs of socks to give over 7,000 unhoused people across Ontario clean, fresh socks for an entire year

This is a truly astounding number, and absolutely could not have been possible without your generosity. These socks will help keep Torontonians experiencing homelessness on their feet, providing them access to vital services such as overnight shelters during the harsh winter and beyond.

Our hearts go out to you all with the utmost gratitude for the kindness you have all shown, and continue to show, to those who are most in need this winter season. We cannot thank you enough for all the help you’ve given us.

What are we doing with all those socks?

All the socks collected are being distributed as we speak to shelters and other organizations that support unhoused Ontarians through our ongoing Winter Distribution Event.

This event is being run thanks to the kindness of the Church of the Latter Day Saints, at Ossington and Bayview, spearheaded by Philip Barker, who took on the massive task of coordinating and delivering socks to those in need across Toronto.

The Church’s volunteers have so far distributed over 35,000 pairs of socks to over 20 shelters and other organizations across the GTA and Southern Ontario. Our heartfelt gratitude to the entire team at Ossington and Bayview for ensuring that unhoused people across the GTA and southern Ontario can stay mobile.

You can see just some of the Church’s volunteer team below:

Special thanks from us to you

Of course, we could not do all this alone. In addition to the kindness of the Church of the Latter Day Saints above, we would also like to express our deepest gratitude to the following people and organizations:

  • Indie88’s The Josie Dye Show, our ongoing partners for this campaign, who continue to provide us with unending support and friendship. Without them, this campaign wouldn’t happen, and for that they will always have our eternal gratitude
  • The small businesses and other organizations across the GTA who acted as drop-off points for sock donations, including: Golden Gecko Coffee, Dine Alone Records, Blue Banana Market, and Leggat Chevrolet Buick GMC Toronto
  • Every single one of you who donated, ran sock drives, or contributed in any way. You’re all true #sockstars, and we cannot thank you enough for supporting us and helping unhoused Torontonians stay on their feet during the harsh winter months