Main Street Project’s 6th annual Socktober campaign is here!
In anticipation of the coming winter months, we are asking for help in collecting 30,000 pairs of new donated socks during the month of October so that we can keep lots of pairs of feet dry, warm and healthy. (We are not accepting any used socks this year). Last year, we collected over 50,0000 (!!!) pairs of socks, all thanks to generous Manitobans – thank you!
We have many different kinds of sock needs here at Main Street Project. From folks coming into Protective Care with nothing on their feet to our shelter community members needing a new pair of dry socks to people living in transitional housing needing new socks, we cover a wide range of needs of those we serve. People experiencing homelessness are at risk of developing serious feet health issues including infections, ulcers, ingrown toenails, and nerve damage due to diabetes. Being exposed to the elements can cause frostbite. In severe cases, foot health issues can lead to serious illness and amputation.
Many of the folks we see at MSP spend a lot of time on their feet, often walking several hours a day in ill-fitting shoes and they often don’t have access to a shower to clean their feet with the opportunity to change into clean dry socks. We want to do everything we can to help keep these folks healthy over the coming winter months by being able to provide clean dry socks.
How you can help
You can help us keep many pairs of feet warm, dry and healthy this winter by donating new socks. Try any of the following:
- Do a sock drive at your workplace – new socks only please!
- Do a sock drive at your school – new socks only please!
- Be a local sock drop off point for the city of Winnipeg
- Make a financial donation to MSP and then we can buy socks on your behalf
- Purchase socks from Main Street Project’s Amazon wish list. Donations are mailed directly to MSP!
- If you prefer to purchase socks locally, Wilderness Supply is a good local option.
- Walmart and Giant Tiger usually have good deals on packages of socks in larger quantities, such as 10 or 20 pairs
How to participate
Please email firstname.lastname@example.org to register for Socktober as a participating school, business or a local sock drop off point
Sock Donation Drop-off at MSP
Socks can be dropped off at the Main Street Project Food Bank and Essentials Market at 661 Main Street, Monday to Friday, 8:00 a.m. to 4:00p.m.
Other Sock Donation Drop-off Locations
Winnipeg Business Drop-off Locations
Water, Steel, & Air Hair Salon, 970 Brazier Street
Wyatt Dowling Insurance, 138 Regent Ave West
Wyatt Dowling Insurance, 4-801 Regent Ave West (at Plessis)
Wyatt Dowling Insurance, 401-1750 Plessis Road (Kildonan Green)
Wyatt Dowling Insurance, 60-11 Reenders Drive
Wyatt Dowling Insurance, 16-1500 Dakota Street
Wyatt Dowling Insurance, 2-1649 Kenaston Blvd.
Wyatt Dowling Insurance, 101-50 Sage Creek Blvd.
Wyatt Dowling Insurance, 1027 St. James Street
Wyatt Dowling Insurance, 330 – 400 North Town Road (Bridgwater)
Wyatt Dowling Insurance, 5-1353 McPhillips Street
Wyatt Dowling Insurance, 1380 Waverley Street
Western Financial Group, 2-680 St. Anne’s Road
Western Financial Group, 7-630 Kildare Ave E
Access Storage, 275 Gordon Ave
Access Storage, 198 Archibald
Access Storage, 21 Lowson Cres
Access Storage, 345 Higgins Ave
Access Storage,545 Hervo St
Access Storage, 11 Paramount Rd
Access Storage, 3101 Pembina Highway
Organic Planet, 877 Westminster Ave
Vincent Design Inc., 303 – 765 Main St
Jacobs Trading Ye Olde Rock Shop, 1600 Regent Ave W
Core Centric, 10A – 1700 Corydon Ave
Creekside Physiotherapy, 633 Lodge Ave
Physiotherapy Works, 83 Garry Street
Sage Creek Physiotherapy, 803-50 Sage Creek Blvd
Winnipeg Kinsmen, 161 Grandin St.
Oh Doughnuts, 3-1194 Taylor Ave
Prairie Eye, 212-1020 Lorimer Blvd
Prairie Eye, 15-1795 Henderson Hwy
Prairie Eye, 2-1399 McPhillips St
Prairie Eye, 3-1490 Plessis Rd.
Maple Leaf Construction, 777 Erin Street
Harmony Chiropractic, 2-2665 Henderson Hwy
NCI-FM – Country 104.7, 1507 Inkster Blvd
Ashley Calder RMT, 883 Corydon Avenue
Delta Airlines, Winnipeg Airport
Docbraces, City Place Mall – 84-333 St. Mary Ave
Fort Rouge Auto Body, 600 Pembina Hwy
Virgin Radio Winnipeg, 1445 Pembina Highway
Sundragon Studios, 3141 Portage Ave
Uphouse Inc.,70 Arthur Street
TRUE Strength & Conditioning, 2 Britannica Rd
Equilibrium – EQ Wellness, 584 Pembina Hwy
ABC Fire and Safety, 800 Marion St
University of Winnipeg, 515 Portage Ave
Sookram’s Brewing Co, 479-B Warsaw Ave
BDR Services, 11 Yard Street
Pembina Physiotherapy & Sports Injury Clinic, 2077 Pembina Hwy
Corydon Community Centre, 1370 Grosvenor Ave
U of M Faculty of Agricultural and Food Sciences, 66 Dafoe Rd.
Bikes and Beyond, 227 Henderson Highway
Arthur A Leach School, 1827 Chancellor Drive
University of Winnipeg, 515 Portage Ave
Shaftesbury High School, 2240 Grant Ave
Residential Drop-off Locations
55 Firbridge Crescent
516 Victoria Ave E
85 Carriage Road
Outside of Winnipeg
Quarry Physiotherapy, 347 Main Street, Stonewall, MB
Quarry Physiotherapy, 107 7 Avenue, Gimli, MB
Quarry Physiotherapy, 145 Sunset Blvd, Arborg, MB
Portage Physiotherapy, 57 Royal Rd. N., Portage La Prairie, MB
Docbraces, 51 Tupper Street N., Portage La Prairie, MB
Boilermakers Local 555, 110 Haarsma St – East St. Paul