Winter Sock Distribution Event: do your clients need socks?
Following the ongoing success of our annual Socks for the Streets campaign in partnership with Indie88, we are ready and raring to go to get socks to shelters across the GTA and help to keep people experiencing homelessness healthy and warm this winter.
If you are an organization or shelter that supports homeless people and are in need of socks, we can provide those for you, on a first come, first serve limited basis. Please note that at this time, we are only serving organizations and shelters across Ontario. Any requests from outside Ontario will not be fulfilled.
Due to the current rise in cases across the province, we are constantly reviewing and revising our protocols in order to ensure that we follow public health guidelines. Socks can be delivered, or you can arrange curbside pick-up from a warehouse in North York.
Please make your sock requests by January 21, 2022 using the link to our form below.
How does the distribution work?
For curbside pick-up
Pickups need to be scheduled and you will be advised when the socks are available for pickup at a warehouse location in North York. We will provide full details of the pickup location once your socks order is ready to be collected.
Please ensure that you supply us with an email address and phone number where you can be contacted.
The socks will be delivered either by our own volunteers, or we will arrange a delivery from Walmart on your behalf. Please see details below.
Delivery by volunteers:
We are aiming for delivery from mid-January to the end of February, though this may change depending on the current public health situation. You will be contacted by one of our volunteers to coordinate a delivery.
Please ensure that you supply us with an email address and phone number where you can be contacted, and an address where the socks can be delivered (this cannot be somewhere that the socks will be left unattended overnight).
Delivery by Walmart:
You MUST supply us with an address where the socks can be delivered and and the delivery accepted in person. We will not arrange delivery to an address where the socks will be left unattended for any amount of time.
We ask that you submit your request below by January 21, 2022, so that we can ensure that your socks are prepared and ready for you. We will try, but cannot guarantee, that you will get the number of socks that you have requested.
We thank you for your continued understanding and patience during these difficult times. We know that we are all doing our best to help keep socks on the feet of people experiencing homelessness during these ongoing and trying times, and are grateful for your continued support while we get through this together.
If you have any questions, please email us at any time with your query.