Thursday, November 27, 2014

Nov 27 - New Total is 912 pairs of Socks

Sock Granny is dancing today!

Take a look at our new total... Thank you!
There are so many in need of socks we are collecting to the end of January. Molly told me today "they never have enough socks during the winter months!" Let's blow the top off the Sock-o-Meter and keep the socks coming. Colleges are holding sock drives! Thanks so much!

Friday, November 14, 2014

New Sock Total as of Nov. 13, 2014

We broke the 800 pairs of socks donated barrier at 826!

Exciting moment of filling in the Sock-o-Meter to the incredible figure of 826.

"Thank you to all the kind and generous people!", Sock Friend, Jennifer and The Sock Granny

Sunday, November 9, 2014


Huge sock donation just arrived!
Do the math: 18 dozen pairs of socks were delivered to my apt. tonight!
Isn't that amazing?

Thursday, November 6, 2014

Socks that Bring Comfort

Molly (Recreation Therapist at MPA Society) was our guest at the Sock Granny Launch Party. She explained that many of their clients, including the homeless, desperately need socks. That week (of Oct. 20/14) over 400 pairs of socks were donated to the

This week Molly sent me an email that illustrates how our socks are able to bring comfort to those who need it most.

"November 5, 2014
Hi Barbara,
I just wanted to let you know about an event we had yesterday.
We have two LPN students here from Vancouver Community College doing their practicum.
We had a foot spa event where the students cleaned and creamed 10 of our members feet and were able to give each person a new pair of socks, that your sock drive collected, after their treatment.
Along with this they received a pamphlet about how to care for their feet, signs of infection and where they can go to get those infections etc. treated.
One of the students came to me and said how thrilled everyone was to get the treatment for their feet but also how thankful they were for the new socks. One member was wearing socks that basically were nonexistent.
We had an equal number of men and women take part.
We will have another foot spa day next Monday with the students before they go back to the classroom.
Thank you and your other sock donors for helping to make events like this so successful.
Warmest regards,


Monday, November 3, 2014

Vancouver - Look Outside - it is pouring!

When you look out your window and it is raining - no, POURING, do you think of those without a home? Do you know that just one pair of socks will make a difference in their life?

Help - Where to drop off donated socks in Vancouver?
Starbucks 1500 Wind Ave, Granville Island - Barb is collecting socks
Starbucks 1855 Burrard St - Amanda is collecting socks
Thank you Amanda for collecting socks for those who need it most.