With winter on its way, Mississauga Library is holding its annual sock drive to help those in need.
Put a Sock on it ‘Sauga provides socks to Mississauga’s vulnerable population to help them stay warm and dry during the cold weather months. The sock drive is coordinated with the Library’s Open Window Hub program that helps the city’s homeless and at-risk youth and adults.
“Socks are the most requested item at shelters and the least donated,” said Lori Kelly, Director, Library. “Our goal is to provide some of our most vulnerable community members with the items they need to help them get through the coming winter. Put a Sock on it ‘Sauga is one small but impactful way to help the local homeless community.”
Residents can bring donations of new socks, mittens, gloves and hats to any of Mississauga Library’s 18 locations until February 29, 2020.
The Library Outreach Worker will be available to meet individuals across the city who are in need of donated items. Items can also be picked up from the Central Library.
For more information about the sock drive, call 905-615-3200, ext. 3541.
Photo: Mayor Bonnie Crombie is joined by (l to r) Councillor John Kovac (Ward 4), Lori Kelly, Director, Library, Councillor Matt Mahoney (Ward 8) and Kevin Berry, Library Outreach Worker.