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McGregor Donations 2013-Present

Giving back to the community is important to McGregor Socks. That is why McGregor donates thousands of pairs of socks each year to support organizations that help people in need. Here is a sample of the charities McGregor has supported from 2013- 2014. 

ADDICTION & COMMUNITY SERVICES – SHELTERS, Brampton ON

ST. ANNE'S ANGLICAN CHURCH, Parkdale ON

“Mission statement: We are a welcoming community of Anglican Christians who gather at historic St. Anne’s Church to worship God richly through liturgy, music and the arts. We are committed to openness, justice and loving our neighbour. Individually and together in ministry, we strive to grow into our Spirit-given potential to embody Christ’s healing purpose for the world.”

BATA SHOE MUSEUM- WARM THE SOLE SOCK DRIVE, Toronto ON

“Each year, beginning on World Kindness Day (November 13th), the Bata Shoe Museum kicks up its community spirit by launching the Warm the Sole Sock Drive. Benefitting the Scott Mission, a wonderful organization that provides support and provisions for the homeless, low-income families, shut-ins and children and youth. Every year from November 13th – 30th, the Bata Shoe Museum asks visitors to bring with them a pair of new, unworn socks when they visit the museum.”

BETH EMETH YEHUDA SYNAGOGUE, Toronto ON

“Beth Emeth Bais Yehuda Synagogue fosters a full and joyous way of life proudly rooted in a heritage of traditional Conservative Judaism, and committed to Jewish values, education, spiritual well-being and community.”

BLACK COALITION FOR AIDS PREVENTION, Toronto ON

“Mission: To reduce the spread of HIV infection within Toronto’s Black communities and enhance the quality of life of people living with or affected by HIV/AIDS.”

BLUE DOOR SHELTERS, East Gwillimbury ON

“Mission: To provide safe and supportive emergency shelter and services for people who are homeless or at risk of being homeless.”

BOOBYBALL – RETHINK BREAST CANCER, Toronto ON

“Boobyball was launched in 2002 by a group of dedicated young women in support of their friend Sarah O’Regan who, at just 23 years old, was diagnosed with aggressive, advanced breast cancer. Boobyball is now one of the most coveted and high profile fundraising events for young philanthropists in Toronto & Calgary. Over the past 11 years Boobyball has raised over 1.4 million dollars.”

BRAIN TUMOR FOUNDATION OF CANADA, London ON

“Mission: To reach every person in Canada who is affected by a brain tumour through support, education, information and research.”

CANADIAN PARAMEDIC RESPONSE NETWORK, Cambridge

DAUGHTERS OF ISABELLA, Toronto ON

“[Daughters of Isabella] is one of the largest Catholic women’s organizations, with a membership of over 60,000 women from the United States and Canada and has continued to prosper and establish bonds among Catholic women throughout the world. Members encourage each other’s total development and foster growth of every aspect of life – spiritual, social and charitable–adding up to a more fulfilling life!”

DR. JAY CHILDREN’S GRIEF PROGRAM, Toronto ON

“The Dr. Jay Children’s Grief Program is devoted to teaching families and children to deal with grief, dying and the healing process.”

EGLINTON ST. GEORGE’S UNITED CHURCH, Toronto ON

“Mission: with God’s help we will: Create an inclusive, dynamic Christian community; Reach out to those in need; Live with love, compassion, and hope; Grow together in our faith journey.”

ELISA HOUSE, Etobicoke ON

“Elisa House a non-profit agency, operated by the Society of St. Vincent de Paul, is a 40 bed transitional crisis care facility and short term emergency shelter for women 18 years and older. A key component of our mandate is to provide women a safe place to call home until the necessary tools are in place so they can once again live in the community. A large majority of residents are survivors of domestic violence, abuse, poverty, addiction, and/or mental health illness.”

EMMANUEL HOWARD PARK UNITED CHURCH, Toronto ON

“An affirming Christian community in the heart of Roncesvalles Village.”

EVA’S INITIATIVE, Toronto ON

“Mission: to work collaboratively with homeless and at-risk youth to help them reach their potential to lead productive, self-sufficient and healthy lives by providing safe shelter and a range of services, and to create long term solutions for homeless youth by developing and implementing proactive and progressive services.”

FAITH ARISE – SEATON HOUSE, Toronto ON

ST. FELIX CENTRE, Toronto ON

“St. Felix Centre, est. in 1993, is a non-profit community centre in downtown Toronto. We are dedicated to helping individuals, families, and children experiencing challenges such as poverty, abuse, homelessness, mental illness, and addiction. By supporting the emotional, social, cultural, economic, and spiritual needs of individuals, we strengthen the entire community.”

ST. JOSEPHS HEALTH CENTRE FOUNDATION, Toronto ON

MUSCULAR DYSTROPHY CANADA, Toronto ON

“Muscular Dystrophy Canada is a national, non-profit organization of dedicated volunteers and staff who continually work to provide support and resources to clients like you who are impacted by 1 of over 150 neuromuscular disorders. Through well-funded research, we are on a mission striving to find a cure as soon as possible.”

JUST SOCKS FOUNDATION, Toronto ON

Just Socks Foundation provides NEW socks to Canada’s homeless and/ or people in need. In partnership with McGregor Socks, we can provide a NEW pair of socks to those in need for less than $1.00/pair. With over 250,000 homeless people in Canada we need to provide lots of new socks every month of the year to charities serving the homeless and those in need.”

MALVERN COLLEGIATE FUNDRAISER, Toronto ON

NUIT BLANCHE- CLOTHESLINE CANOPY INSTALLATION, Toronto ON

“A series of clotheslines are strung with 5,000 pairs of socks, creating a canopy overhead. The mass of socks reflect the number of people without adequate housing in Toronto. The series of clotheslines clustered together creates a sheltering effect for participants; the socks bring attention to the needs and living conditions of Toronto’s homeless population. Socks hung during the event were collected and distributed to shelters throughout the city, supplying men, women and children with much needed warm items for the 2013 winter season.”

OPERATION SOCK MONKEY, VANCOUVER BC

“See more information on Operation Monkey’s Website

OUR LADY OF LOURDES PERISH, Toronto ON

“A Spirit-filled Catholic Community …in downtown Toronto.”

OUT OF THE COLD, Toronto ON

“The Out of the Cold program is a volunteer initiative that consists of congregations from faith groups, community members and advocates who provide safe refuge, hospitality and emergency shelter to the homeless community throughout the City of Toronto.” Specifically, McGregor Socks has donated to: Socks for Santa in St. Catharine’s and Beth Emeth Synagogue, Fo Guang Shan Temple, St. Patrick’s Church and First Baptist Church in Toronto.”

PROGRESS PLACE, Toronto ON

“Progress Place is a recovery centre for people living with mental illness such as bipolar disease, schizophrenia and severe depression. Combining a comprehensive network of services that includes employment, education, recreation and housing, our innovative approach to psychosocial rehabilitation is progressive and world-renowned.”

SOCIETY OF SHARING: INNER-CITY VOLUNTEERS, Toronto ON

“Inner-City Volunteers is an incorporated, charitable, non-profit organization that provides services to isolated, lonely and frail seniors and adults with physical disabilities. All of Society of Sharing’s programs are designed to reduce social isolation, promote social connection, and improve the well-being of housebound clients.”

SOCKS WARM YOUR HEART, Windsor ON

“12 year old girl collects and donates socks along with hats, mitts, gloves, sleeping bags and cash donations. This is the 6th year of the campaign, and after four awards, and donating over 7,000 pairs of socks this has become a passion for Sarah.”

STREET HAVEN AT THE CROSSROADS, Toronto ON

“Street Haven at the Crossroads’ goal is to innovate and establish an integrated continuum of services which will improve the quality of life of women in need and bring creative solutions to their problems. This continuum of services includes immediate support for women who come to Street Haven at the Crossroads off the street, the provision of meals and a place to sleep, a place to heal, a place to grow and a place to live independently, in accordance with what each individual woman is ready to handle and in recognition of the varied potential of each woman.”

TEEN CHALLENGE, Toronto ON

“Teen Challenge is a residential alcohol and drug addiction faith-based program with centres located in Alberta, Atlantic Canada, Saskatchewan and Ontario. We offer help and hope to those struggling with alcoholism and/or addiction to other drugs. Addicts, alcoholics, their family and friends, begin their restoration at Teen Challenge.”

THINKING FORWARD – PLAYWORKS, Toronto ON

“Toronto Children’s Playworks is a division of Thinking Forward, a not-for-profit organization, whose vision is to see the character development of children in Toronto.”

TORONTO POLICE – WINTER BOOT DRIVE, Toronto ON

TORONTO SPECIAL NEEDS, Toronto ON

UKRANIAN CANADIAN SOCIAL SERVICES, Toronto ON

UNISON – HEALTH & COMMUNITY SERVICES, Toronto ON

“Unison Health and Community Services is a non-profit, community-based organization. They strive to:

engage residents through high quality accessible health and community services, empower them to build on strength and inspire change and enhance the health of our communities.”

UNITED WAY – MINISTRY OF TRAINING COLLEGES AND UNIVERSITIES, Mississauga ON

VE’AHAVTA, Toronto ON

“Inspired by the Torah’s commandment of Ve’ahavta L’reacha Kamocha – to “love your neighbour as you love yourself” and the Jewish values of tzedakah (justice) and tikun olam (repairing the world) – the organization aims to assist the disadvantaged at home and abroad. Since 1996, Ve’ahavta’s donors and volunteers have worked in North and South America, Africa, Asia, and Israel. We have sent millions of dollars of humanitarian aid, and have provided thousands of hours of health care and professional training to local practitioners in our international client communities. Our crisis team has responded to numerous natural and human-made disasters including earthquakes, floods, and tsunamis. In addition, we are continuously engaged in poverty alleviation projects in Canada and abroad through volunteerism, outreach and relief, as well as capacity building.”

WE ARE – CHILDREN’S FOUNDATION, Toronto ON

WESTON KING NEIGHBOURHOOD CENTRE, Toronto ON

“Mission: is to provide a response to the people within our community who are coping with economic or social barriers.”