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

As you may know, Winnipeg has been experiencing a very wet and chilly autumn so far. In anticipation of the coming winter months, we are asking for help in collecting 20,000 pairs of new or gently used donated socks during the month of October so that we can keep lots of pairs of feet dry, warm and healthy.

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 or gently used socks. Try any of the following:

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

How to participate

Please contact Alysha by phone at 204-982-8242 or by email ( to register for Socktober as a school, business or a local sock drop off point

Sock Donation Drop-off at MSP

Monday to Friday 9am to 5pm: 637 Main Street (map)
Weekends 9am to 5pm: 71 Martha Street (map)

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

  • Access Storage locations in Winnipeg
    275 Gordon Ave
    198 Archibald St
    21 Lowson Cres
    345 Higgins Ave
    545 Hervo St
    3101 Pembina Highway
    11 Paramount Road
    515 Munroe Ave
  • Boomerang 360,166 Hargrave St
  • Fort Rouge Auto Centre, 680 Pembina Hwy
  • Little Tree Hugger Boutique, 776 Corydon Avenue
  • Time N Again Hair Designs, 1669 St. Mary’s Road
  • Parlour Coffee, 468 Main Street
  • 103.1 Virgin Radio office, 1445 Pembina Highway **Ace Burpee will match all sock donations brought to this office
  • Residential address, 94 Bayview Drive
  • Residential address, 84 Scotia Street
  • Festival du Voyageur, 233 Provencher Blvd
  • NCI FM Studio, 1507 Inkster Blvd
  • Freshair Boutique, 542 Academy Road
  • Sundragon Studios, 3141 Portage Avenue
  • Aura Hair and Nail Salon Garden City Mall, 2305 McPhillips St
  • Tiber River Naturals, 408 Academy Road
  • Red River College Students’ Association office, 2055 Notre Dame Ave & 160 Princess Street
  • Giant Tiger, 1441 Main St
  • Flow Wellness Yoga, 60 Main Street, Winnipeg Beach


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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