News release

Mississauga Library System Hosts Sock Drive for the Homeless

Business and innovation | February 1, 2018

As the cold weather continues, the Mississauga Library System is organizing a sock drive for those in need. Put a Sock on it ‘Sauga, aims to provide the homeless in Mississauga with socks to ensure their feet stay warm and dry. This initiative is part of the Library’s Open Window Hub pilot project which helps homeless and vulnerable youth and adults in the city.

“Socks are the most requested item at shelters and the least donated,” said Rose Vespa, Director of Library Services. “We want to provide outreach and make sure our homeless population has the supplies they need to get through this cold winter. Put a Sock on it ‘Sauga is one unique way to assist the local homeless community.”

Donations for new socks, mittens, gloves and hats will be accepted at any Mississauga Library location until February 28, 2018.

The Library’s Homelessness Prevention Outreach Worker will be available to meet individuals across the city who are in need of donated items. Items can also be picked up from the Central Library.

For more information about the sock drive, call 905-615-3200, ext. 3541.


LEFT TO RIGHT: Kevin Berry, Homelessness Prevention Outreach Worker, Ward 3 Councillor Chris Fonseca and Rose Vespa, Director of Library Services.

LEFT TO RIGHT: Ward 9 Councillor Pat Saito and Rani Kondel, Library Assistant.

Media Contact:
Catherine Nguyen-Pham
Communications Coordinator
City of Mississauga
905-615-3200 ext. 5334
TTY: 905-896-5151