Saturday, October 25, 2014

Featuring Sock Friend Sheila

Sheila is a two year veteran as a Sock Friend

Sheila is a staff member of the Wellness Dept. at Terrances on 7th.
For two years she has been generously supporting me, The Sock Granny, in collecting socks for the They give socks directly to those who need them most. Since they are our neighbours we are more than happy to donate socks to them during our cold, wet winters here in Vancouver, BC.

Thank you, Sheila, for your loyal support.

Who is The Sock Granny?

Wednesday, October 22, 2014

Amanda Sock Friend Administrator

Featuring Amanda, a hard working Sock Friend.

UPDATE! UPDATE! October 2015 Sock Drive. Amanda is back for our 3rd Annual Sock Drive for the homeless.

Her new sock drop-off locations in Vancouver, BC are:
8th & Main Clothing (both locations)
2403 Main St, Vancouver
1105 Granville Street, Vancouver, BC

Read more about Sock Granny 2015:
2015 - Sock Granny goes Global with the goal of breaking all records.

Amanda spent many volunteer hours in preparing for our big launch party on Oct. 20, 2014. She designed posters and arranged for two Starbuck Stores to be a drop-off location for donated socks for the Sock Granny 1000 Campaign. Starbucks 1855 Burrard St - leave socks with Amanda
Amanda worked tirelessly during the entire Sock Party in looking after all 400 pairs of socks.

Amanda's warm smile and gracious words for everyone who donated socks made her a popular true friend of the 1000 pairs of Sock Campaign.

Thank you, Amanda and Molly

Watch our Sock-o-Meter climb to 1000 pairs of socks by the end of January, 2015

Tuesday, October 7, 2014

The Sock Granny Team of Sock Friends

Please welcome and support my hard working team of Sock Friends.

Molly, my mentor, from the MPA Society who personally gives the socks to those who need them most.

Molly counting socks donated last year - 2013/2014 season - The grand total was 400 pairs of socks last year.
This year our goal is to give 1000 pairs of socks.

List of Sock Friends you can give the socks to and they will deliver them to the Sock Granny.
Amanda, administrator, artist and sock collector. She collects socks at Starbucks 1855 Burrard St, Vancouver, BC. Amanda has already donated 6 pairs in Oct./14
Serene, administrative assistant and sock collector.
Jennifer, Recreation Coordinator here at Terraces on 7th where she organizes events to support the Sock Granny 1000 pairs campaign. Our launch party is Oct. 20, 2014. Please bring socks. Jennifer has already donated 35 pairs of socks.
Barb, sock collector. She collects socks at the Granville Island Starbucks, Vancouver, BC
Rei, sock collector and decorator. Rei volunteered to transform one of my vests into a Sock Granny vest. It is perfect for the Sock Granny launch party. Rei has already donated 9 pairs in Oct/14
Camilla, sock collector.
Sheila, sock collector. Sheila is an enthusiastic sock collector from last year and she wanted to be a Sock Friend again this year. She has already donated 6 pairs in Oct./14
Maricris, sock collector.
You can give socks to any of the Sock Friends and they will personally deliver the socks to the Sock Granny. We make sure every pair of socks are given to someone with cold, wet, painful feet. When they take their old wet socks off then they are given a clean pair to put on. Every one of the pairs of socks you give will make a difference in someones life.
We never give money!

Friday, October 3, 2014

Featuring Sock Friend Rei

Sock Granny has an incredible Team called Sock Friends who are passionate about collecting socks for the homeless and mentally ill.
Rei is one of the Sock Friends Team and from the very beginning she enthusiastically wanted to become a supporter of Sock Granny's goal of collecting 1000 pairs of socks.

The very next day Rei donated five pairs of socks.
When the date for our Launch Party of Sock Granny 1000 Campaign was set for Oct. 20th, we discussed the idea that I should wear something made of socks. She volunteered to sew some socks on one of my vests for me. I was positively excited about it and so was Rei! She brought the finished vest today PLUS 9 more pairs of socks.

Rei modelling my Sock Granny Vest:

Thank you very much for all your work even though you have a very busy schedual. A big hand of applause for Rei