2020 Sock It To Poverty Campaign!

The COVID-19 pandemic has caused our lives, our families, our workplaces to change. It has also changed the way the NSGEU Human Rights Committee will be running their “Sock-It-To-Poverty” campaign for 2020.

This year we will not be accepting individual donations of warm items. We are, however, asking that your Local consider making a financial donation to the “Sock-It-To-Poverty” campaign.

The Human Rights Committee will use the funds donated to purchase winter items, like socks, gloves, mitts, and scarves. These items will then be distributed to people in need in your region through your Regional Council. The Committee members will ensure that all purchased items are handled carefully and with adherence to Public Health guidelines and restrictions.

The deadline for donations is Friday, December 18th, with the goal that our Regional Councils will be able to distribute items by mid-January.

When making a donation, we ask that your local make it payable to NSGEU and in the memo section please put – “Sock-It-To-Poverty.”

We appreciate all who want to make individual donations, we thank you, but like almost everything COVID-19 and the potential for a second wave means that this year we have to adjust to this new, hopefully temporary, normal. The Human Rights Committee looks forward to a return to our traditional “Sock-It-To-Poverty” campaign next year.

If you have any questions about this year’s campaign, please contact Bill Zebedee (Human Rights Committee Chair) at HCommittee@nsgeu.ca, or any member of the Committee.

Thank you for your time and support for this important community campaign.

In solidarity,

NSGEU Human Rights Committee:

Bill Zebedee, Chair

Lynn MacAlpine

Sharon Anne Jewer

Mekisha Johnston

Sean O’Toole

Cheryl Paris

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