Thursday, October 29, 2015

Visitors from Japan

Today I learned that visitors from Japan are in Vancouver and they brought socks all the way from Japan to give them to the Sock Granny.
I am so excited that I will meet them next week.
I will share the picture of the socks and more of their story at that time.

Wednesday, October 21, 2015

To all the Global Visitors -- Thank You!

The need for socks is without borders!

Over 100 million are homeless wordwide. Part of the Sock Granny Sock Drive mission is to help people in every country become sock aware and you can make a difference with one pair of socks. #givesocks

The Sock Granny Blog has had visitors between Aug 16, 2015 – Nov 4, 2015 from these countries:
United States, Canada, Slovakia,
Italy, Switzerland, France, Netherlands,
Russia, Sweden, Singapore, Chile
Serbia, Ukraine, Georgia, United Kingdom
Germany, Brazil, Ireland, Argentina,
Japan, Belgium

We thank you for visiting.


Sunday, October 18, 2015

Happiness in the Sock Donation Basket

My Sock Donation Basket looked empty as I approached it but then I noticed a note inside the basket.

It was a "Happiness Note" with a promise that will make 300 people a little happier!

Happiness exists because of the constant practice of generosity.
Thank You!

Saturday, October 17, 2015

Donation Excitedly Approved

When Molly (representative from came to my place to pickup the latest donations she was excited to see the new donations for the homeless women. The photograph records the moment and the words for Serene's spending of the money donated towards buying for the women.
The list includes Women's hygiene items and Women's comfort items. When Serene saw the flashlights that don't need batteries she immediately thought of how they would contribute towards the safety of the women.

Thank you!

Friday, October 9, 2015

Desperate Plight of Homeless Women

The Huffington Post artcle tells the dreadful story about homeless women
For Homeless Women, Getting Their Period Is One Of The Most Difficult Challenges

When was the last time you gave a box of Tampons to a Homeless Shelter?

When was the last time you worried about the Homeless Women on our streets?

For Homeless Women, Having a Period Isn't a Hassle – It's a Nightmare!!
Read about some of the options for the menstruating cycle... Read here.....

This fall we had a cold rainy weekend and Serene, a High School student, began worrying about the homeless women on the streets of Vancouver, BC.
How do they manage their periods when living on the street? She looked into the problem, what she learned made her feel bad and she was determined to do something to help. She asked if she could join me, The Sock Granny, to focus on helping the homeless women with their needs. I agreed and she immediately went to work.
With her first donations she went shopping.

She shopped with two rules: 1. Women's Hygiene 2. Women's Comfort

Please support Serene's passion to help homeless women by donating hygienic products at the Sock Granny Donation box @ Granville Island Starbucks.
8th & Main Clothing (both locations) 2403 Main St, Vancouver
1105 Granville Street, Vancouver

#HappyPeriod for Homeless Women

Hygiene for Homeless Women

Homeless Woman in Toronto, Canada tells her story - "just say hello"

Monday, October 5, 2015

Global Sock Drive has been Launched

More than 100 million people worldwide are homeless. according to World Habitat Day 2015 key facts.
Our Sock Launch Party on Oct. 2, 2015 was a huge success and everyone is excited to make this year the best ever!
The Sock Granny Team has expanded far beyond my wildest dreams and we want to Go Global in helping people become Sock Aware for the Homeless in their communities.

Our newest international group will be posting their exciting news when they launch Socktober about mid-October - watch for Ace Society UNMC posts.

I would like to introduce our hardworking Team.

Barb, from Starbucks will be posting a list of Starbuck stores that have agreed to be a drop-off location for the Sock Granny. Barb is also my assistant writer, organizer and contact person at Granville Island Starbucks.

Photo of Molly (MPA) and Barb

Amanda works in a Clothing Store called 8th and Main and both of their stores have a sock donation box for socks.

8th & Main Clothing (both locations)
2403 Main St, Vancouver
1105 Granville Street, Vancouver

Photo of Molly and Amanda

A Flight Attendant is gathering socks from her friends as she travels the world. Right now she is on a 8 day shift world wide. I will post her experiences when she gets back.

Carla from Kaplan International College collects socks on campus from the generous international students.

Photo of Carla and Sock Granny

High school student, Serene, and her friends are focusing on the growing number of homeless women by donating products specific for their needs. Please support Serene and her friends for breaking new ground by asking for donations for personal items for women.
Sock Granny Donation box @ Granville Island Starbucks.
8th & Main Clothing (both locations) 2403 Main St, Vancouver
1105 Granville Street, Vancouver

Molly is from the MPA-Society on Fir and 7th where the socks will go directly to those who need them the most.
Photo is of Molly welcoming Serene to the Sock Granny Team.

Do you know how many are homeless in your country?
Awareness is growing globally as the groups collecting socks support each other and so far the US Comfort Socks and the UK Socks and Chocs have liked our page.

Homeless Woman in Toronto tells her story - "just say hello"

I would like to thank staff and residents at Terraces on 7th, Vancouver, BC for their phenomenal support for the Sock Granny Sock Drive!