much time do you spend thinking about the importance of socks?
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
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.
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.
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:
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.
are two shelters in the Montreal area that accept sock donations:
Dans La Rue
you live outside of the Montreal area, contact a local shelter for more
The QPAT office, located in the
West Island of Montreal, is also available as a drop-off point for any
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 for more information.