Main Street Project is so thrilled to announce its fourth annual Socktober campaign.

 In anticipation of the coming winter months, we are asking for help in collecting 20,000 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)

We have many different kinds of sock needs here at Main Street Project. From folks coming into Protective Care with nothing on their feet at all 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:

Socktober Poster

Download a Socktober poster to put up at your school or workplace

How to participate

Please email donations@mainstreetproject.ca to register for Socktober as a participating school, business or a local sock drop off point

Sock Donation Drop-off at MSP

Our donations centre is open:
Wednesday: 9am-noon
Please come to 75 Martha in the courtyard area during these hours, call 204-612-8274 and a volunteer will come to assist you with your donations. Please note that there will not be a volunteer onsite to help accept donations outside of these hours

Here is a list of local sock drop off points around the city of Winnipeg where you can drop off socks:

Business Addresses:

Bevvy Teyems, 224 Notre Dame Avenue
The Mint, 520 Lagimodiere Blvd
Organic Planet, 877 Westminster Ave
Parlour Coffee, 468 Main Street
Fort Rouge Autobody, 680 Pembina Highway
Souvenir Handmade, 290 McDermott, 4th floor
Freshair Boutique, 542 A Academy Rd
Western Financial Group, 2-680 St. Anne’s Road
Bad Ritual Tattoo Co., 775 St. Mary’s Road
Meraki Beauty, 1305-B Leila Ave
Sookram’s Brewery Co., 479-B Warsaw Avenue
Realty Executives First Choice, 559 St. Mary’s Road
Royal LePage Dynamic, 1450 Corydon Avenue
Dakota Veterinary Hospital, G-1026 St. Mary’s Road
Access Storage, 3101 Pembina Highway
Access Storage, 545 Hervo St
Access Storage, 21 Lowson Acres
Access Storage, 345 Huggins Ave
Access Storage, 11 Paramount Rd
Access Storage, 198 Archibald
Access Storage, 275 Gordon Ave

Wyatt Dowling offices:
138 Regent Ave W @ Bond Street
5-1353 McPhillips Street
1027 St. James Street
401-1750 Plessis Road
101-50 Sage Creek Blvd
2-1649 Kenaston Blvd
16-1500 Dakota Street
60-11 Reenders Drive
330-400 North Town Road 

Residential Addresses:
372 Truro Street
27 Sinnott Street
444 Tinniswood Street
516 Victoria Avenue East
31 Woodside Cresent

The sock drop off location list will be updated as new locations sign up. We are looking forward to another successful Socktober campaign!

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