Written on: July 29, 2015
Have you ever donated to a clothing drive? Did you ever have a pair of socks without holes to donate? Me either! We all wear our socks until threadbare, and then we go purchase some new ones.
The homeless wear their socks until they are beyond threadbare, but don’t have the luxury of purchasing new socks whenever they are needed, or reaching into a crammed sock drawer for a clean, new pair.
So, we are asking you to help.
The Grey Nuns of the Sacred Heart will be holding a sock collection and sock sorting with assistance from Grey Nun Academy, Holy Redeemer D’Youville Manor, Holy Redeemer Lafayette and our Associates and Employees. We are working with an organization called The Joy of Sox, founded by a man who had an epiphany moment when serving meals to the homeless a few years ago. New socks will be collected until October 12. We will also be helping to sort donated socks from other sock collections throughout the week, but especially on October 16.
We are organizing this effort as a way to commemorate the Year for Consecrated Life and draw attention to the many ways Sisters reach out to those who are suffering. We chose the week in celebration of the birthday and Feast Day of our foundress, St. Marguerite D’Youville, to honor the way she cared for the needy and homeless in Montreal. More details will be posted on Facebook and in upcoming editions of NewsNotes.
Please contact Maryellen if you’d like to help!
Monetary donations to buy socks
Boxes or plastic bins to collect socks