If you want to donate socks or buy a raffle ticket, you still have two days left (today, Tuesday, and tomorrow, Wednesday, but only until 3:30 if you want to be in the raffle, as we’ll be drawing at 7 PM. and my office party starts at 4. (I am happy to accept socks and issue tickets at my office party from 4 PM until the draw, though – my office is Royal LePage Team Realty, Suite 200, 1335 Carling Avenue, near Westgate.)
We’ll be bringing in our drop off bins on Thursday morning so we can get them sorted and out to Parkdale Food Centre and the shelters before Christmas. Right now, we’re up to 480 pairs of socks, which is amazing! We’ve also raised about $ 500 through ticket sales which is enough for Parkdale Food Centre to buy another 165 pairs of socks. Ottawa rocks! (And apparently Catherine McKenna’s office dropped off a huge garbage bag full of socks as well!)
We got our first 300 pairs of socks sorted on the weekend and delivered to Parkdale Food Centre yesterday. Our “sock elf” was Joseph Assaad (of my office) who said it was wonderful meeting everyone at the Parkdale Food Centre! (We also cut them a cheque for $ 350, enough for almost 120 pairs of men’s socks, so we’re all pretty happy!)
That was a lot of socks! I’m happy to get them out of my office – as you can see, I had no room to sit! And that’s not even counting the heavier socks that we set aside for the shelters! We have around 150 pairs of those!
So, yes, there is still time to get raffle tickets at some of our locations before the sock drive ends Wednesday evening. As noted, you can get tickets at my office, or at Freshii or Global Pet Foods on Wellington but I’ll be picking up the stubs at those locations at 3:30 to make sure they are entered; after that, it’s too late! Each $10 ticket allows the Parkdale Food Centre to buy three pairs of mens’ socks, or you can donate a pair of socks and get a ticket that way. Here are the wonderful prizes and a huge shout out to our donors!
Six delectable cakes from Holland’s Cake & Shake!
$ 25 Gift certificate to 10Fourteen!
Gift certificate to Whispers Pub for fajitas!
Three day juice cleanse at Freshii (value $ 100)!
Bracelet and bling clips from Twiss & Weber!
And this gorgeous framed photograph of Westboro Beach by local photographer Nancy Mooney!
A reminder then, of our locations — again, the drop off bins will only be there until tomorrow except where noted:
Cake and Shake 229 Armstrong (drop off only – accepting socks until Thursday around noon.)
Critter Jungle, Hampton Park Plaza (drop off and raffle tickets for a different raffle for one of Frank Van Boxtel’s commissioned pet portraits– accepting socks until Christmas Eve. Note, the Orleans location is also accepting socks, at 1605 Orleans Blvd) for Frank’s raffle.
Dovercourt Recreation Centre, 411 Dovercourt (drop off only until around noon Thursday.
Freshii Westboro 342 Richmond Road (issuing raffle tickets until 3:30 Wed., accepting socks until Thursday morning.)
Global Pet Foods 1204 Wellington (issuing raffle tickets until 3:30 Wed., accepting socks until Thursday morning.
Phoenix Boxing Club 321 King Edward (drop off only until Thursday 11:30 AM.
Royal LePage Team Realty 1335 Carling (issuing raffle tickets until draw around 7 PM Wed, accepting sock donations until Thursday at 2:30 PM)