Community Partner – PenFinancial Credit Union

PenFinancial Credit Union has been a partner from the beginning. PenFinancial’s Truly Local Commitment is centered around improving lives and strengthening communities. Your support will help us this year in reaching our goal of donating 35,000 pairs of socks and 25,000 winter accessories to those in need across Niagara. We could not do what we

‘Socks for Change’ dives in feet first to end poverty

Sam Baio, a devoted local philanthropist and the founder/CEO of West49 and the Boathouse clothing stores, kick-started the Socks for Change program to help poverty-stricken people in Niagara Three years ago, Sam Baio heard a radio program about how poverty-stricken people wearing wet cotton socks contracted illnesses through their feet. “I heard how shelters get

Spare change needed for sock donation project

TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 27, 2018 | by Douglas Hunt Claire Gallop is no stranger to the effect frigid temperatures can have on feet. The administrative assistant in Brock’s Department of Philosophy walks up the Niagara Escarpment trails to work each day from her home, even in the depths of winter. This first-hand knowledge prompted Gallop to begin volunteering with Socks