The forecast for Saturday night’s Santa Claus Parade in Timmins is for mild weather, but you still wouldn’t want to be out watching it without socks on your feet. Some people have no choice.
Again this year, Moose 93.1 is teaming up with Socks Timmins to collect new socks along the parade route for the needy. Coordinator Carol Halt says the most common donation is men’s socks.
“We’re very low on men’s and women’s socks.”
“Currently we have an abundance of children’s socks in our supply,” she tells My Timmins Now Dot Com, “but we’re very low on women’s socks and men’s socks as well at this point.”
Socks Timmins distributes the donated socks through the food banks, Living Space, the Lord’s Kitchen and the Timmins Native Friendship Centre.
Halt notes that Socks Timmins hasn’t had a collection since late 2019, because of the pandemic.
“I did have a supply of socks that over the course of the last 18 months I’ve been distributing as people have requested them. So my supply is very low at this point.”
Halt adds that she’s in particular need of men’s and women’s socks.
Saturday’s parade begins at 6:00pm.