CONCERT FOR SOCKS
In the heart of winter in 2015, three people living on the street came to a drop-in I volunteered at in downtown Edmonton, each needing a pair of clean and dry socks, but I only had two pairs left. The three men decided among themselves who needed the socks the most. The community, love and dignity they showed each other inspired me to create Concert for Socks, a concert series that collects socks for those on the street.
Our first concert was in Edmonton in December 2015, and since then we have toured Peterborough and Winnipeg and expanding Concert for Socks to become a multi-city event.
Concert for Socks is about supporting the homeless community, raising awareness about the need for socks but further than that, showing the need for friendship. The reality is the homeless community has so much to offer the cities we live in.
Be part of an event that goes beyond the closing song.
3 WAYS TO
JOIN THE MOVEMENT
1. Give Away Socks
You don't need to wait until our concert in December to hand out socks. There’s a lot of different ways that you can hand out socks. You can, like us, carry socks in your backpack. Maybe carry a couple of pairs in your purse or in your briefcase.
You can keep a couple of pairs in your glove box for when you’re at an exit ramp, where there’s a homeless person. And maybe it’s a little awkward at first, but take that awkward moment and turn it into something beautiful by handing that person some socks.
2. HOST A CONCERT FOR SOCKS IN YOUR CITY
We can help you organize a concert in your own city. Let us walk you through how to create a successful and engaging event. Click here to contact us!
Concert for Socks is an incredible way to bring people together for a great night and to collect lots of socks. Get creative with your concert, mix it up, or keep it simple. You know your city way better than we do, so create a concert that fits and we’ll help!
3. FIND A SHELTER & HELP OUT IN YOUR COMMUNITY
If you want to get involved in your local community, either at a local shelter or helping people on the street, but don’t know how, let’s talk. We certainly don’t have all the answers and are still learning and growing, but if you have questions or are trying to find the best place to start, we would love to help. Click here to contact us!