Oshawa, Ontario – In support of the Back Door Mission, Oshawa Power staff donated more than 350 pairs of socks to distribute to individuals experiencing housing uncertainty in our local community.
When the Back Door Mission released a call for donations in October, Oshawa Power was quick to organize an internal sock drive to support our Bagot St. neighbours. Running for just under a month and targeting a delivery date before the harsh winter weather returned, employees were asked to donate new or gently used socks, with the company matching each pair.
“As neighbours we witness firsthand all the amazing support that the Back Door Mission offers to our community. When the chance to support their work arose, we jumped at the opportunity to contribute. We look forward to continuing to work with the Back Door Mission to help make our local community a safe space for all.”
– Jen McHugh, Communications Manager, Oshawa Power
Access to adequate footwear is an important factor in maintaining foot and ankle health, a serious but often overlooked challenge for individuals experiencing housing insecurity. Up to two thirds of the unhoused population will experience foot and ankle issues. These issues often begin small but over time can lead to more serious health concerns.
Through these donations, Oshawa Power hopes to help Back Door Mission keep our community warm this winter and support the health and wellness of Oshawa’s unhoused population.
The Back Door Mission Christmas Spectacular 2022
Join the Back Door Mission on Friday, December 9th for their annual Christmas Spectacular. Featuring live entertainment, activities for children, and a Christmas marketplace, all proceeds from this fantastic event will help support our community.
Looking for more ways to help?
Learn more about the Back Door Mission’s work in our community and find out how you can donate by visiting their website.