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LOPN - Bless Their Socks Fall Event
Tue, 25 October 2016, 5:00 PM – 8:00 PM EDT
LOPN is teaming up with Bless Their Socks! Bless Their Socks is a community-based organization dedicated to providing new and used socks to homeless youth in London ON through street level agencies that work with them.
Socks are one of the most sought after and often overlooked items that are donated to shelters and agencies that serve homeless and at-risk youth and adults within our community.
Wanting to help homeless youth, who are often invisible and not counted in numbers of homeless people, two friends, began talking about the best way that they could help. In their search, they came across this story:
One agency that provides services to homeless youth often serves between 45- 60 people per day in London ON. The recipients of donations are often more pleased with donations of warm, clean socks than with food or other personal care items.
There are both psychological and physical benefits of having clean and warm socks for street people. Often, they cannot change their socks more than once every few months.
If we could gather 18,250 pairs of socks, we could provide a clean pair of socks to 50 people every day for a year. LOPN wants to help meet this goal!
Please consider helping our organization fulfill the needs of the city – show an act of love and donate two pairs of socks or paying the community charge of $10 so we can buy two pairs of socks!
Join us in the beautiful Grand Hall at Windermere Manor! CASH Bar. Complimentary Appetizers provided by our corporate sponsors! Sponsorship opportunities are available. $175 per table. Please email: firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
Deb Crowe - Courtney Hance - Paul Campbell, LOPN Linked In Group Managers