Monday, April 4, 2011

Warm Toes Month

   by  Norma Scott

Twice a year, in April and October, the Mission and Outreach Committee of SPPC promote the "Warm Toes" project.  Warm Toes consists of a pair of warm socks (Capitol Iron or Mark's Workwear World are good places to shop). 
 Lay one sock out flat, roll up the other and stuff it into the toe of the first sock. 

 Fill the rest of the sock with small size personal care items like soap, shampoo, toothpaste, and the like.   Shopper's Drug Mart has lots of sample sizes for sale, or travellers may have picked up soaps and shampoos at hotels. 

Knot the top of the sock and, behold, one completed "warm toes" offering.  Bring your socks to the church anytime during April.  By the end of the month SPPC expects to have several large bags of socks.  Once they are dedicated by Rev. Irwin, they will be delivered to Our Place in Victoria.

   The Our Place centre includes a health and hygiene area where those living on the street can come for a shower --as many as 50-70 a day. Each person is offered a change of clean clothing and warm socks.  That's where our "warm toes" offerings end up.
   There is also a Foot Care Program offered for those with foot problems.  Twelve health care students from the University of Victoria give foot care four mornings a week.  Clean, dry socks are supplied following treatments.  So the need for socks is great.  Used clothing and towels, are also welcome.
   To learn more about Our Place, visit

Norma Scott is an elder, a Sunday School Teacher, and a passionate believer in the church's mission to serve the world.

1 comment:

  1. I am always so amazed at the mountain of socks stuffed full of functional and fun items for these people in need. Baskets of love rolled up in a warm sock!! So cool!