Exchange socks for wine at Montreal restaurants to help homeless

Socks for Bubbly

How would you like to do some good and get a free glass of bubbly at the same time?

The annual sock collection campaign for the homeless is underway; this year ten restaurants are taking part.

The concept is simple: you bring a pair of socks to a participating restaurant and get a glass of sparkling wine in exchange.

David Ferguson, the chef at Resturant Gus started the collection four years ago after learning how necessary socks are for those who do not have a permanent home.

"Something we take for granted but it's so precious for them and it really struck me, we donate our coats and our pants because we see them as valuable but we don't donate our socks because we see it as something frivolous, so I felt like we could do something," Ferguson told CTV Montreal.

All items collection will be given to the Old Brewery Mission.

If you wish to help, you can visit any of the following restaurants until November 26.

  • Nora Gray
  • Joe Beef
  • Pastaga Vins Natures & Restaurant
  • Pizzeria GEMA
  • Restaurant Santa Barbara
  • Restaurant Su
  • Tuck Shop
  • Lili. Co.
  • Luciano Trattoria
  • Resturant Gus