London Knights ROCK’EM SOCK’EM sock drive, in support of the Salvation Army
Date: February 24th, 7:30 pm - February 24th, 10:00pm
Venue: Budweiser Gardens
The Salvation Army is excited to partner with the London Knights for our ROCK’EM SOCK’EM sock drive. There will be bins located at the entrances for those who wish to donate new, adult size socks when the Knights host the Windsor Spitfires on Friday, February 24th, 2017 at the Budweiser Gardens. Game time is scheduled for 7:30pm.
“Socks are often the most needed clothing item but the least donated. One in ten Canadians live in poverty. When you think about it, socks are a luxury that not all of us have,” says Shannon Wise, Public Relations & Development Representative for The Salvation Army. “ROCK’EM SOCK’EM is another way to help raise awareness around the issue of poverty in London.”
The donations from ROCK’EM SOCK’EM will go to The Salvation Army’s Centre of Hope and Operation Mobilizing Hope (Street Ministry) in London.
“The Knights are proud to call London home, and as such, we believe in supporting our community that are great supporters of us,” says Matt Gergely, Director of Game Day Operations for the London Knights. “Any time we are able to work with local charities on our game days or at any other time to help raise money or collect goods for those less fortunate, we are honoured to do so.”
About The Salvation Army:
The Salvation Army is an international Christian organization that began its work in Canada in 1882 and has grown to become the largest non-governmental direct provider of social services in the country. The Salvation Army gives hope and support to vulnerable people today and every day in 400 communities across Canada and more than 120 countries around the world. The Salvation Army offers practical assistance for children and families, often tending to the basic necessities of life, providing shelter for homeless people and rehabilitation for people who have lost control of their lives to an addiction.
When you give to The Salvation Army, you are investing in the future of marginalized and overlooked people in your community.