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Stelly's Sock Bomb Campaign Begins

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Stelly's Sock Bomb Campaign Begins
by Gord Ritchie - Tuesday, 17 March 2009, 12:27 PM
Stelly's Sock Bomb Campaign Begins

By Mr. Tim Storm

Did you know that there are over 500 homeless people in greater Victoria and of those 500, over 100 are parents or kids? In 2005, during a cold snap in January, the temperatures plummeted to -10c and 168 people spent the night outside.

Global Perspectives wants to make Christmas a little nicer for the homeless of our city. Our goal is to make 400 "sock bombs" which we will give out when we serve dinner on Wednesday, December 17th at Our Place (the homeless shelter). We are asking all Stelly's students and staff to bring in any toiletries, socks, or bathroom essentials that you may have in your home or can get donated, to school over then next 2 weeks. Our receptacles will be in the front hall starting Friday with our display....

Let's all pitch in Stelly's to make the winter months more pleasant for those less fortunate that ourselves.