The JOY-Full Socks 2017 campaign is winding down with delivery of the thousands of items donated from schools across Sault Ste. Marie and the Board Office taking place today.
Led by trustee Leslie Cassidy-Amadio, the campaign, now in it’s 7th year, continues to demonstrate how Catholic school communities are willing to help the disadvantaged.
“The manager of one of the charities we support stated that he has not had to buy grooming products for its residents for five years since JOY-Full Socks has been donating to their location. This has allowed them to spend their funds on other necessities,” said Cassidy-Amadio.
“Last year, we were able to help hundreds of individuals in need, many of whom were children. We delivered 170 boxes and bags of food items, toys and clothing to ten different locations. Included in the donations were over 2,400 pairs of socks, many of which were filled with grooming products. This year we will plan to deliver, to eight different charities,” added Cassidy-Amadio.
JOY-Full Socks involves the purchasing of socks and filling them with grooming products, such as toothpaste, toothbrush and shampoo. The products placed in the socks can be aimed at a particular gender or age group. This simple act will mean a great deal to someone who has very little or nothing at all. A good majority of the recipients, of these filled socks, will receive no other gift at Christmas.