Academic News

Is Winnipeg Really Colder Than Mars?

February 27, 2014

Sock Drive, WNRCASNWinnipeg has been in the news a lot this winter because of our current run of cold temperatures. While this may make for some stimulating (albeit whining) discussion at lunch, there are some very real concerns as a result of the frigid cold…….. finding warmth for the homeless.

Siloam Mission is a Christian humanitarian organization that alleviates hardships and provides opportunities for change for those affected by homelessness. They currently have an urgent need for warm socks. The Nursing Department wanted to find a way to help. And so, at the recent WNRCASN (Western North-Western Region Canadian Association of Schools of Nursing) conference, we provided conference delegates with the opportunity to help meet that need. Delegates were asked to bring a pair (or more) of new sports/work socks with them to the conference. Or, to “purchase” socks (generously donated by Walmart – Unicity) that were available at the conference.

We accumulated about 400 pairs of socks and collected $448.75!