How much time do you spend thinking about the importance of socks?
Most of us, including our students, most likely don’t give them much thought: Our feet get wet, we put on a clean dry pair, and (hopefully) put the dirty ones in the hamper.
Unfortunately for some people, this is not even an option. Many homeless people spend a lot of time thinking about socks. Clean, dry socks are very hard to come by, especially in the winter.
Did you know that clean, dry socks can also make a big difference to physical health? Without them, sores, blisters, frostbite and other infections can pose some serious danger to the homeless.
Here is a video you may wish to show to your students of an 11-year-old who started a sock drive for a shelter in his community:
Would you like to help? Organizing a sock drive in your classroom and/or school is a very easy and inexpensive way to make a huge difference to this very common and devastating problem.
Here are two shelters in the Montreal area that accept sock donations:
Dans La Rue
If you live outside of the Montreal area, contact a local shelter for more information.
The QPAT office, located in the West Island of Montreal, is also available as a drop-off point for any collected socks.
17035 Brunswick Boulevard
Kirkland, QC, H9H 5G6
Please share with us your pictures and progress if you do decide to participate in a sock drive with your students. You can contact firstname.lastname@example.org more information.