Back in October Ed from Classic Bowl had a lot of socks for us, a lot, way more than we could handle as he’d also sent lots to us a few months earlier. So to help with this surplus inventory we asked longtime family friends in Calgary to help out. Kathy and Trent Cross stepped up big time.
The company they worked, MV Printers, for arranged shipping for the socks (thank you very much!) from Mississauga to Calgary and then Trent and Kathy went to work. Work being a relative term when you’re sorting out thousands of socks and take a “toss em” breaks.
They sorted socks for a few nights and researched agencies in their community that could benefit the most from sock donations.
The Mustard Seed was one charity they selected. The Mustard Seed has been serving people experiencing poverty and homelessness in Alberta since the ‘80s. It has become a haven for those needing help, which is offered through open hands with unconditional love. Sounds like a perfect fit for WarmToes!
Another one was Ronald McDonald House. Through a group of women in their neighbourhood who do a different good deed each month. October happened to be socks for the less fortunate. They posted to the community facebook site that they were looking for donations. Kathy contacted them. They then picked up all the WarmToes socks, both and took them to different charities of which one was Ronald McDonald House.