Main Street Project is announcing its fifth annual Socktober campaign.

 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 29,000 (!!!) pairs of socks, all thanks to generous Winnipeggers!

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:

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

How to participate

Please email 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 from:

Mondays: 12:00 P.M. – 3:00 P.M. & Tuesdays & Wednesdays: 9:00 A.M. – 3:00 P.M.
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:

103.1 Virgin Radio – Ace Burpee Show – Quintex: 1445 Pembina Highway

Access Storage: 3101 Pembina Highway

Access Storage: 545 Hervo Street

Access Storage: 21 Lowson Crescent

Access Storage: 345 Higgins Avenue 

Access Storage: 11 Paramount Road

Access Storage: 198 Archibald Street

Access Storage: 275 Gordon Avenue

Ashley Calder RMT: 883 Corydon Avenue

Assiniboine Credit Union: 100-223 Carlton Street

Creative Manitoba: 4th Floor, 290 McDermot Avenue

Creekside Physiotherapy: 633 Lodge Avenue

Core Centric: 10A-1700 Corydon Avenue

Fort Rouge Auto Centre: 680 Pembina Highway

Gymkyds Gymnastics Centre: 421 Beaverhill Boulevard

Jacobs Trading Ye Olde Rock Shop – 1600 Regent Avenue W

Maple Leaf Construction: 777 Erin Street

Northern Blower: 901 Regent Avenue West

Oh Doughnuts: 326 Broadway

Organic Planet: 877 Westminister Avenue

Osborne Florists: 565 1/2 Osborne Street

Pineridge Hollow: Lot 67086 Heatherdale Road, Oakbank

Poppie Clothing: 2-1724 Corydon Avenue

RIOT Cycle: 734 Osborne Street

Sookram’s Brewing Company: 479-B Warsaw Avenue

Souvenir Handmade: 290 McDermot Aenue, 4th Floor

Tenderloin Meat & Sausage: 1515 Main Street

TRUE Strength + Conditioning – 3501 McGillivray Boulevard

UMSU Service Centre – 101 UMSU University Centre – 65 Chancellor Circle

UpHouse Inc.: 705-70 Arthur Street

UWinnipeg Campus Sustainability Office: Richardson College for the Environment (RCFE) at 599 Portage Avenue

Vincent Design Inc.: 303-765 Main Street

Water Steel and Air Hair Salon: 970 Brazier Street

Western Financial Group: 2-680 St. Anne’s Road

Western Financial Group: 7-630 Kildare Avenue E

Wyatt Dowling Insurance: 138 Regent Avenue W

Wyatt Dowling Insurance: 4-801 Regent Avenue W

Wyatt Dowling Insurance: 401-1750 Plessis Road

Wyatt Dowling Insurance: 60-11 Reenders Drive

Wyatt Dowling Insurance: 16-1500 Dakota Street

Wyatt Dowling Insurance: 2-1649 Kenaston Boulevard

Wyatt Dowling Insurance: 101-50 Sage Creek Boulevard

Wyatt Dowling Insurance: 1027 St. James Street

Wyatt Dowling Insurance: 330-400 North Town Road

Wyatt Dowling Insurance: 5-1353 McPhillips Street

Wyatt Dowling Insurance: 1380 Waverley Street

Residential Addresses:

94 Bayview Drive

516 Victoria Avenue E

372 Truro Street

95 Glencairn Road

500 Strathnaver Ave., Selkirk, MB

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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