The Clements Centre is holding its 15th annual sock drive. (Submitted photo)

The Clements Centre is holding its 15th annual sock drive. (Submitted photo)

Cowichan’s Clements Centre hosts annual sock drive

Campaign in its 15th year

The Clements Centre for Families is hosting its 15th Annual Sock Drive from now until the first week of December.

People served in the adult-community inclusion programs at the centre, a non-profit organization that provides services for children and adults with developmental and physical disabilities, are working to collect new socks of all sizes to help keep the most vulnerable people in Cowichan warm.

This year, the goal is to collect 2022 pairs, and you can help your community by dropping off a pair of new socks at 5856 Clements St. from Monday to Friday, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Program coordinator Sheila Coogan said that for 65 years, the Cowichan Valley community has been an incredible supporter of the Clements Centre.

“We in turn are so proud and thankful to be able to support others in our community who can benefit from something as simple as new socks,” she said.

“We never underestimate what a difference even a small contribution can make; how someone’s life can be made that small bit better.”

This sock drive will be benefiting many organizations in Cowichan; including House of Friendship, Margaret Moss, Cowichan Women Against Violence, Warmland, Salvation Army, Cowichan Basket Society, and Cowichan Independent Living.

For more information or to arrange pick-up of your sock donation, contact Coogan at 250-746-4135. ext. 229, or visit

“Whether it is just the comfort of having clean, warm, dry socks for those who are outdoors most of the time, the coziness of new socks for someone elderly, or the happiness of a young person who has a pair of fun new socks, it fills our hearts to know that we can make a difference for people,” Coogan said.