Vancouver, B.C. – The Vancouver Canucks are pleased to announce the return of ‘Sox In The City’ to General Motors Place. Fans attending the Canucks versus Dallas Stars game, January 21, are encouraged to bring a pair of clean, new socks to help out a good cause – Sox in the City.
On game night, volunteers from the West End/Coal Harbour Community Policing Centre and members from the Vancouver Police Department will be collecting donations of socks to benefit the homeless on Vancouver’s Downtown Eastside.
The socks will be used by health care staff at Vancouver Coastal Health’s Health Contact Centre. The centre, located at Main and Hastings streets, is a first point of contact into Vancouver Coastal Health’s programs and services for many of the homeless people on the Downtown Eastside. The drop-in centre offers basic health care as well as safe refuge.
Dry warm feet are a must during Vancouver’s wet winter weather. Nowhere is this need greater than in the Downtown Eastside where many people suffer with infected feet caused by walking as many as 20 miles every day in ill-fitting shoes and no socks.
Make your socks donation at the Canucks Community Corner, located in Section 111 at General Motors Place.