ToastyToes fundraiser returns for another year in Waterloo Region

The Salvation Army and the Chiropractors Association of Saskatchewan have collected more than 18,000 pairs of socks as part of the annual Toasty Toes Sock Drive.

The annual ToastyToes Waterloo Region fundraiser is back for another season. The campaign runs from Oct. 10 to Dec. 10, to help raise money for agencies to buy new socks for people experiencing or at risk of homelessness in the region.

“Socks are the most requested item in shelters across the region,” organizer Sharon Gilroy-Dreher said in a news release. “Never underestimate the difference you can make with a pair of warm, dry socks.”

ToastyToes has distributed more than 130,000 pairs of new socks to those in need.

The campaign raised $55,000 in 2020 after pivoting from collecting physical socks to monetary donations, due to the pandemic.

Donations can be made online through the Kitchener Waterloo Community Fund (KWCF) website or by visiting local businesses participating in the TipTap campaign.

Participating businesses are listed below:

  • Baby Charlotte
  • Cafe 1842 at the Huether Hotel
  • Camerons Flower Shop
  • Coco Salon
  • deMan & Hoediono Dentistry
  • Dynamic Approach Massage Therapy
  • Forbes Waterloo
  • Toyota-Service Desk
  • Four All Ice Cream
  • Heffner Toyota-Service Desk
  • K-W Automotive
  • Old Goat Books
  • Lady Glaze Doughnuts
  • Laurelwood Family Dentistry
  • Ontario Seed Home Hardware
  • Princess Café
  • Rejuvenate Medical Spa
  • Taco Farm
  • The Sconery
  • TWB Co-operative Brewing
  • Westheights Chiropractic
  • Willibald Farm Distillery & Brewery
  • Winnie's Gluten-Free
  • Vincenzo's