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Socks for New Local Housing Units

June 5, 2020

In this time of what feels like disconnect and hopelessness, there are still beautiful things happening in the world around us. Another new modular housing unit of 58 new beds quietly opened up in our backyard close to the Nanaimo Street Skytrain station, and yesterday I was lucky enough to be able to pass along 58 pairs of hand knit socks for each resident, that have been collected from community members over the past year.

 

Naomi Place opened two months ago with 58 studio homes, including six which are wheelchair accessible, and all are self-contained dwellings with a private bathroom and kitchen. We are so happy to be able share the love of handknits with the new residents of this supportive housing building.

 

Check out all of these beautiful unique socks…

 

And a great representation of our community working together are these socks, which come from donated sock yarn that was then cranked into tubes at our voluntary circular sock machine hands-on demo after which volunteers hand knit the toes, cuff and heels into pairs of socks… how great is that?!

 

Thank you to everyone who donated their yarn, time and effort into this project; we are starting another collection of handknit socks again (we already have 8 collected) towards a goal of 52 more pairs for another temporary modular housing unit in the downtown eastside. Please join in this collaboration with a donation of whatever you choose to give!

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