I have a friend who's name is Cindy Cassidy. She is heading up a program here in Sarnia this year called JOY Full Socks. Her sister headed up this program and has been running it in Sault Ste. Marie for 3 years. Cindy is taking donations from people in Sarnia/Lambton who can buy new socks and fill them with toilietries such as toothpaste, toothbrush, soap, shampoo. Once all the socks are dropped off to her she is planning on taking them to the Lambton County Food Bank to be distrubuted to the homeless/tranisient people there. She has already been in contact with them about this program and they are thrilled she is willing to help.
When I was in Detroit feeding the homeless a man came up to my son and asked if he had an extra pair of socks, unfortunatley we had none to give. When I heard what my friend Cindy is doing I knew there was a real need for socks and toiletries. Giving socks and toiletries will give back some dignity they deserve. Doesn't matter what circumstances led them to be homeless or not well off, they are all children of God and deserve to be treated with respect. I think I feel so passionate about this program because I have witnessed and interacted with true homeless people and i would like to continue to serve when i can.
Funded by Sarnia, ON (December 2013)