Human Rights Committee Launches Annual “Sock it to Poverty” Campaign

NSGEU “Sock it to Poverty” Annual Campaign

Struggling individuals and families across Nova Scotia need your help.

NSGEU locals across the province are collecting new winter hats, scarves, mitts, socks, and money (used to purchase warm accessories in bulk) for those in need until the end of January. 

What is collected in your region, stays in your region, and will be distributed by your local or by your regional council to organizations by or before the beginning of February.

How Can I Make A Difference?

  1. Contact your local president and let them know if you have any donations or just bring them to your next local meeting.
  2. Ask your local to make a cash donation to the campaign from its discretionary social fund. Cash donations are used by the NSGEU Human Rights Committee to purchase warm accessories in bulk from a local manufacturer, then returned to your local for you to distribute to organizations in your region.*
  3. Print off a donation site poster, see below, and start a collection at your workplace. Decide on a collection end date and once the end date is reached, bring the items or monies to your next local meeting. Keep your local president informed when you set up your donation site.
  4. You can also send in any donations you collect to your representative on your regional council.

Last year, NSGEU, supported by the Human Rights Committee, collected thousands of dollars’ worth of goods during our annual campaign and distributed them to people in need in every region of the province. This year, with your help, we can continue this initiative.

Winter can be a very difficult time for Nova Scotians who are already struggling to make ends meet. On top of high food bills, they also have to cope with rising power and heating bills as the temperatures dip.

Help us do our part to help provide these essentials to individuals and families throughout our regions.

*Please note: If your local chooses to donate to the campaign, please have your local president or treasurer make the cheque out to NSGEU and note that it is for the Sock it to Poverty Campaign.

If you have any questions please call us at 424-4063 or toll-free at 1-877-556-7438 or by email at

This is the official Donation Site Poster for black and white printers. Please feel free to click on image and print one off for your workplace. There is a colour version as well, if you have a colour printer.


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