Saturday, February 4, 2017

Thank You All For Participating In The Sock Drive

I would like to thank every single person that put their work and effort into the sock drive. There turned out to be more work, and the generosity and compassion of everyone involved is very much appreciated. Even though this post is a little bit late, it is important to show gratitude to people that show their willingness to help others in great need.

Saturday, December 24, 2016

Sock Drive Conclusion

This season has brought more than we expected! There were a lot of socks and other items brought in than what I imagined. I don't know yet what the total amount of donated items is, but I will be sure to post this information when I do. What an exciting year this was!

(Note: This was written with the help of my volunteer, Steven.)

Saturday, November 26, 2016

New Volunteer + Some Updates

Hello, this is Barbara Vance or the "Sock Granny." I'd like to introduce to you a new volunteer at Little Mountain Place, Steven Huang, who will be helping me with my computer work. He has been assigned to visit me every Saturday for at least 45 minutes. I cannot work on my projects due to my current health condition, so Steven will be assisting me in my work.

I will lead a sock and toque drive from December 1 to December 23. Thank you to everyone that have supported me and I hope to collect even more pairs of socks for the homeless.

I am at the nursing home called Little Mountain Place. If you like to contact me, please write to me (Barbara Vance) at 330 East 36th Avenue.

Monday, February 8, 2016

Feb 5/16 new total

Breaking news!
As of Feb 5/16 we have a new total - 1920 pairs of socks thanks to the Crew and Friends of AirTransat sock drive organized by Carie-Ann Peterson.

Thank You!

Thursday, February 4, 2016

Saturday, January 9, 2016

Brian Coxford Interviews Sock Granny

On Jan. 8, 2016 Retirement Concepts (owner of Terraces on 7th) arranged a big event called "Star Search" for their new web page.
The Sock Granny was invited to be one of the featured guests.

Much to my surprise it was Brian Coxford waiting to interview me. Brian Coxford is one of the Award winning reporters from Global TV. I have been watching this super star reporter for 40 years! The challenge for me was how to overcome this wave of "starstruckness" to do the interview. Brian's relaxing skill made it easy and I enjoyed every second of the interview. As soon as the interview becomes available online I will post the link here.
In the meantime The Sock Granny is very grateful for the opportunity Brian has created to make us all aware of giving socks to those who need them most - THE HOMELESS!

Thank you for your support Pat and Brian!


Monday, November 30, 2015

The Sock Granny Radio Interview

Molly and I were interviewed November 30. 2015 by Kirk LaPointe on Roundhouse Radio 98.3 the Program is called OUR CITY - you can listen to Molly and ‪#‎sockgranny‬ as it has been uploaded to

Photograph of the two Molly's taking the SocK Granny Nov 29/30 sock collection from Starbucks and my Granddaughters hygiene products for the homeless women.

Left to Right:
Molly - Out Reach Worker
She was excited to see ao many socks!
She hands them out to street people when
she visits them sleeping on the sidewalks.

Molly - Recreational Therapist at the resource center.
When people in need come to the centre she makes sure they get clean socks
She said they often ask for "Sock Granny Socks".

Donate Socks at these locations

#sockgranny #givesocks