Few things can add to the cold of fall and winter like wearing wet socks — if any socks at all.

That’s why it’s Socktober, a provincial campaign to gather donated socks for the needy.

Socks Timmins coordinator Carol Halt says socks are needed for men, women and children.

“We tend to get mainly men’s socks, and we’re often short of women’s socks,” Halt remarks, “and I’m finding over the last year, we’ve had more and more requests for women’s socks, but we do take them for all age groups and both men and women as well as children.”

The footwear is distributed to the shelters and food banks, who pass them along to whoever needs socks.

Halt says the overall demand for a good, warm pair of socks has increased over the past year.

“Whereas in years gone by I would be reaching out to the shelters and the food banks and offering these socks, I’m now getting frequent requests from them to bring them socks.”

SOCKS TIMMINS DROPOFF POINTS

  • Bliss Beauty Bar, Pine St.

  • Lemongrass, Third Ave.

  • Girones Lawyers, Cedar St.

  • Golden Manor main lobby