The 519Pledge is a community initiative that happens from October 1st – November 15th each year. The initiative was brought to light to change the conversation around homelessness leading into the colder months of the year. 519Pursuit encourages folks in the community to take the pledge to obtain 519 pairs of socks to donate. Each individual or team begins a conversation with their friends, families and networks for six weeks to raise awareness of items and solutions that could support those facing homelessness. Throughout the past 5 years we have had successful campaigns by raising over 290,000 pairs of socks. Over the past 5 years these socks have been used to support individuals facing homelessness and extreme poverty through community outreach as well as donated forward to over 75 other community groups, services and shelters from London – Toronto.
Each year the need for socks becomes more significant. Socks are one of the most asked for items and least thought to be donated. Over the first 9 months of 2023 volunteers from 519Pursuit have been delivering thousands of socks each week to Shelters and Services and have watched each pair of sock go to support individuals. This year we need your help more than ever! In 9 month’s over 100,000 pairs of socks were distributed and we need your help to stock the socks back up.
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