For the past three months Baaad Anna’s has put out a knit-sock challenge to see if we could collect 52 pairs of hand-knit socks to donate to the welcome package of residents to the Kaslo Street Temporary Modular Housing Project that is set to open its doors to 52 homeless or marginally housed individuals from within our East Vancouver community. There is some controversy to how the City of Vancouver rolled out this project, but the individuals coming into these units deserve a warm welcome and how better than with a symbolic offering of warm feet.
To date we have collected 44 pairs of unisex various sized socks! Knit with a variety of yarns that have been donated either through the Baaad Anna’s upcycling yarn donations or came directly from the knitter’s own stash, the generosity of these knitters show how amazing this community is at strengthening the fabric of our shared society!
We have a few pairs being dropped off each week, so we are sure to make the goal of a pair per resident by the time the doors open in August! If you are working on a pair, or want to still contribute, any additional pairs we receive over the goal will be donated to the 39 Temporary Modular Housing unit in our neighborhood at 1131 Franklin St that were announced after the Kaslo project. This will be an ongoing project for our Give Back Sundays.
A HUGE THANK YOU to everyone who has participated, and if you want to still do so, this Sunday is our monthly Give Back Sunday event from 1-3pm where you can join our community knitters and pick up free yarn to knit projects for others! Read more about Give Back Sundays here!