Community Rallies Socks, Clothes for Homeless

Photo of the blog author By Ron Fanfair,
Toronto Police Service
Published: 3:51 p.m. January 3, 2020

Service members from 11 & 22 Division partnered with community organizations to keep people who are homeless this winter warm over the season.

A pile of socks and pants on a table
Socks and warm clothing donated to Haven Toronto as part of the 11 & 22 Division Sock Drive
  • A pile of socks and pants on a table
  • Two men in TPS uniform presenting plaque to woman

The donation of socks and warm clothing was made to Haven Toronto, which is the only facility in Canada dedicated to serving homeless men over the age of 50.

Nearly 2,000 pairs of socks were gathered in this year’s drive that included donations from Bloor Street Boxing & Fitness, CIBC, Dovercourt Boys & Girls Club, McCarthy Uniforms, Perth Junior Public School, Port Credit Academy of Martial Arts, SiamNo1 and St. Luigi Catholic School.

“The response overall was very overwhelming,” said Const. Basil Fernandes, noting McCarthy uniforms donated sweatshirts and pants.

In addition, the Port Credit Academy of Martial Arts made a monetary donation to Haven Toronto.

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