“Cold feet aren’t limited to stag parties, homeless Canadians deal with them all winter. And you know our winters,” says Ed the Sock. “Clearly, socks are good for more than smart-ass comments, for the homeless, socks are survival. And c’mon, they’re cheap – so don’t you be. Buy some socks and drop ’em off. Call it earning good karma, if you need to get something out of it.”
“WTFF Women are excited to collect socks for the Calgary Drop-In Centre and are equally excited to have the support of Ed the Sock” says Forsyth. “Calgarians are giving people and I know that they will come together and surpass our goal of collecting 1,000 pairs of socks.”
According to Calgary Drop-In & Rehab Centre Society (DI) Executive Director Debbie Newman, “In 2010, we conducted a medical survey at The DI to assess some of the physical and mental health concerns clientele were facing. Over 25 per cent of respondents reported sore/hurting feet. Unfortunately, foot heath continues to be a major challenge for many people.”
Your clean, dry and warm socks can help homeless Calgarians. Please donate new or used or mismatched socks.
Donations can be dropped off 24 hours a day, seven days a week at The DI’s main shelter located at 1 Dermot Baldwin Way SE, Calgary AB.