Human Rights Committee Launches Annual “Sock it to Poverty” Campaign 2014

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 middle of November.

What is collected in your region, stays in your region. Your local or regional council will decide which organization(s) will receive the donations.

 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. If you do not know who your local president is, we can help. Please contact us at 424-4063 or toll-free at 1-877-556-7438 or by emailing
  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 which are then returned to your local for you to distribute to organizations in your region.
  3. Print off a donation site poster (Click Here) 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 and mail it to NSGEU, 255 John Savage Ave. Dartmouth, Nova Scotia, B3B 0J3.

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

Click here for more information if you are a Local President or Regional Councillor 

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