Socks for Change News

Principal Lockyer of Diamond Trail Public School

Thank you Principal Lockyer and the DSBN for helping to ensure that our warm wool socks and winter accessories get to those students who need them the most! The need for warm wool socks continues throughout the winter. Please donate Today!

Community dinner program in Welland offers more than hot meals

Originally from Jan 17, 2020 by Kris Dube The Welland Tribune A free community dinner at a downtown Welland church isn’t just a chance for people to enjoy a hearty meal — they can also socialize and make friends while knowing the community cares about them. There are also social opportunities that arise from attending. “I’ve

Matt Holmes Speaks with Founder Socks for Change Sam Baio

Matt Holmes Speaks with Founder Socks for Change Sam Baio

Our Home with Mayor Sendzik

Thank you Mayor Sendzik for having Sam on to talk about Socks for Change.

Sam chats with Tim Denis on 610CKTB

Thank you Tim for chatting with Sam about Socks for Change and how important a pair of socks can be for those who live on the street or can’t afford to by them.

Community Partner – Community Care St. Catharines and Thorold

We have amazing community partners, who help us make sure that our warm wool socks and winter accessories get to those in our community who need them most. Community Care St. Catharines & Thorold has been meeting the needs of the less advantaged in our community since 1919. Over the past year, they have seen

Community Partner – Pride Mobility

Pride Mobility has been a supporter of Socks For Change since the beginning. Pride Mobility has provided us a warehouse space to store our socks and winter accessories. Without this warehouse space, we would not be able to do what we do. Thank you so much to the entire team at Pride Mobility and your

Community Partner – Community Care West Niagara

We have amazing community partners, who help us make sure that our warm wool socks and winter accessories get to those in our community who need them most. Community Care West Niagara is a first responder when it comes to aiding those in financial hardship, specifically when it comes to assisting with necessities. Socks for

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: West 49 founder Sam Baio puts his heart into warming feet

Jan 28, 2019 by Cheryl Clock – The St. Catharines Standard In his mind, it was an easy fix. Give people who live in poverty wool socks, and they’ll at least have warm, dry feet. He’s a fabric guy. And he knows that cotton tube socks just don’t cut it in the winter. They get wet, stay

‘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

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