Jordan's 6th Annual Sock Drive was a big Success...considering the year! Thank You!
Jordan is always looking for Additional
Community & Corporate support.
So we know it's been a long time since we've updated all of Jordan's Supporters...but this year has been anything but normal! Our apologies!
We had a pause in collections, getting donations out was a bit trickier and then we had to wait a long time to receive the shipment of Thermal Socks we purchased with all of the monetary donations received.
Here is a wrap up of how things went for Jordan's 6th Annual Sock Drive:
LARGE GROUP DONATIONS:
Creation Technologies - 139 pairs
Roxana & Anglican Church - 80 pairs
Square One Security - 200 pairs
Maria Goretti Elementary School - 257 pairs
Streetsville Seniors Groups - 581 pairs
Voyageur Travel (Harris Family) - 186 pairs
Dolphin Sr. Public School - 177 pairs
St. Teresa of Avila - 243 pairs
Meadowvale Rotary - 676 pairs
MoJJa Socks - 200 pairs
Grabb Family - 150 pairs
TOTALS FOR 2020:
3,163 pairs of socks collected in Mississauga
587 pairs of socks collected in Cobourg
372 pairs of socks purchased w/$ donations
4,122 Pairs Collected for the 2020 Sock Drive
We were able to purchase 192 pairs of Thermal Socks from Mark’s with all the monetary donations made. These socks are VERY expensive but SO necessary for supporting the Peel Street Outreach Program. We did not receive many thermal donations, so purchasing them was something we felt was required to support those in immediate need and at risk. We look forward to working closer with Mark’s in the future, as this was difficult to do via online, but we have been in communication with the Manager of our local store.
We were able to purchase 180 pairs of socks from Walmart, thanks to the generous gift card donated by Mississauga Councillor Pat Saito!
All socks were donated to Peel's Homeless Shelters, Cobourg Shelters/Services and Peel's Street Outreach Program.
We have included some pictures that we haven’t uploaded as of yet. It definitely wasn't the same, but Jordan was still able to help those in need, as best as she could. We appreciate all the help and continued support that Jordan received, as it helped to feed her spirit of giving and exemplify how giving is good...no matter how difficult the times are!
Thank You All For Your Continued Support!
Jordan would not have been able to do any of this without all of our love & support!
Let’s all hope and pray that 2021 and Jordan’s 7th Annual Sock Drive will be bigger and reach many more in need!
Love Jordan & The Randall Family
Because of COVID-19 Protocol everywhere, we didn't take many pictures this year...but enjoy the few that we did get below!
We apologize about the delayed information, however nothing is normal about this year! We hope that you, your family and friends have remained safe and healthy during the past 9 months!
We wanted to touch base with you regarding your support of Jordan’s 6th Annual Sock Drive...as we know that this year is extremely different for many people, organizations and businesses. Though things are different, there is still a HUGE need to support those in our community with warm new socks, as times have no gotten any easier for anyone.
Please know that Jordan and our family are going to do the best we can during these times to help those in need and we would appreciate your help.
For Jordan’s 6th Annual Sock Drive, Jordan has decided to not create a numeric goal to achieve this year, as done the previous 5 years, but rather Jordan has said, “I want to collect as many pairs of new socks possible and do as much as I can to help during these unforesee circumstances”! Her goal is to do whatever she can during these times…just as many of us have had to do already.
This year we will be doing things a little different though…
We will be accepting donations during a 2-week period ONLY!
All Donations can be made between Monday December 7th – Friday December 18th.
DONATION DROP-OFFS & PICK UPS
We will NOT have any centralized Drop-Off Donation Boxes in the community. If you have a Group Donation, you are welcome to collect on behalf of your group or have your personal donation ready and then make arrangements to get your Donation to us by selecting one of the options:
· Non-Contact Drop Off at our home – Please contact us directly to get our address.
· Arrange for us to Pick Up – Please contact us directly to schedule a date/time.
SORTED & COUNTED
We are attempting to eliminate as much as possible the frequency of storing the socks in our home and coming into contact with them individually. As a result, we are looking to have a very quick turnaround with Donations going to the shelters after they are dropped off/picked up. We are asking for your help in the following ways:
· IF POSSIBLE, please have your Donations sorted and labelled into the following categories: WOMEN, MEN & CHILDREN
· Have your Donation already counted – Please have your total readily available for us to see, so we can record the number easily.
OTHER WAYS TO DONATE
We know that many people would like to support Jordan’s Sock Drive, but for one reason or another would prefer to do so online, so we are suggesting a couple of alternatives:
· Order online and have the delivery sent to our home – You can place online orders via Amazon, Walmart or any other online vendor of your choice. Please contact us directly for our mailing address.
· As a last resort, you can email transfer a monetary donation and we will gladly purchase socks on your behalf. We will be very transparent with all email transfers, by having a separate account for that money and sharing the balance. We will then do one purchase for all monetary donations and will share with proof the amount donated and the amount spent on new socks.
All email transfers can be sent to: JordansSocks@hotmail.com
Please be sure to send us the Answer to your Security Question...if it isn't obvious! ;)
Again, we know that this is not our “usual” way, but there are new norms in many areas of our lives, and this is just one for our family this year!
We ALWAYS appreciate everyone’s kindness and generosity and we thank those who have already reached out to us to find out how they can help again this year!
Over the past 5 years, Jordan would never have been able to collect OVER 47,000 pairs of new socks for the homeless in Peel, Northumberland, Toronto and beyond if it were not for YOU…and we are forever grateful!
We look VERY forward to hearing from many of Jordan's supporters and look forward to receiving or picking up your Donations that are going to help SO MANY in our community this winter!
❤️ Jordan & The Randall Family
We are always trying to stay in touch with all of our Supporters on Social Media, especially Facebook!
We are always updating our Sock Count, as well as the Total Monetary Donations that Jordan has received to purchase New Socks for the shelters.
Jordan shares her annual letter with her Supporters...and reveals her goal for her 2019 Sock Drive!
It's a HUGE one, so the more support Jordan can get will only hope THOUSANDS who need everyone's support.
Thank you for watching...and spreading the word!
Jordan is currently a 6th grade student and she is looking to help as many of those in need as possible.
The 1st annual Christmas Sock Drive in 2015 began with a modest goal of 100 pairs of new socks.
Jordan's annual Sock Drive supports Peel's homeless shelters and the Street Outreach Program, as well as shelters & organizations in Northumberland, Toronto and beyond.
Jordan is currently a 6th grade student and she is looking to help as many of those in need as possible.
One morning back in 2015, Jordan approached her Mommy, saying that TVO Kids was having a contest for kids that do good things and she wanted to do something so that maybe she could win. She continued to describe how people who do not live in warm homes need warm socks the most and maybe she could collect socks. By the end of that conversation, Jordan said that maybe she would just collect the socks and not worry about the contest...just do it for a good cause!
Jordan wrote a letter to her family and friends and asked for their support in helping her reach her goal of 100 pairs of new socks for the homeless in Peel.
With the magic of Facebook and the generosity of friends, family and complete strangers, Jordan has been able to blow her first goal out of the water...and every year following!
Goal = To collect/help as many as possible! Achieved = 4,122+ pairs!
Jordan finally realized that she could make a difference in the community and this was the beginning of her setting some HUGE goals to help the homeless stay warm every year!
Jordan continues to set HUGE goals and has proven that there are MANY generous people in our community and beyond because each year her goals have been CRUSHED. Jordan is continuously wowed by the support she receives...and literally cried when finding out the total that she collected her 2nd year (watch the video of the reveal)!
Jordan has now committed herself to continuously think of those in the Peel homeless shelters, those who use the Peel Street Outreach program and those she helps in Cobourg (Northumberland), Toronto and beyond, by making a promise to herself to carry out her annual sock drive for the homeless!
Please Contact Us Directly With Additional Recommendations Of Organizations In Need...Our Goal Is To Distribute Donations Within Regions/Cities From Where Contributions Are Made And To Help As Many People As Possible!
We have many volunteers who offer up their residential front porches/mailboxes to collect socks on Jordan’s behalf, as well as local businesses who will also be supporting her mission...and for all of those people/businesses, we are forever grateful!
If you would like to have your home/business/location listed as an official Drop-Off location, please contact us directly at JordansSocks@hotmail.com
STAY TUNED FOR DROP-OFF LOCATIONS FOR JORDAN'S 2020 CAMPAIGN!
Jordan was one of three recipients for the CMHA's 2019 Caring Community Award for those who encourage mental health awareness, reduce stigma and make a positive impact on individuals and families living with mental illness.
It was a very honourable recognition for Jordan and we are all so proud of her.
Jordan received the Gary Evans Citizenship Award from Peel Regional Police at the Elmer Safety Awards. They recognized children in Peel who had heroic behaviour/extraordinary acts of citizenship.
Jordan's award is named in honour of the President of the Peel Children’s Safety Village who volunteered for more than 15 years.
A HUGE Thank You to Peel Regional Police for recognizing our girl....and especially to Jordan’s special friend, Joanna Styrczula, who is always showing her amazing support.
Jordan had the opportunity to share her mission with the DPCDSB’s Faith & Programs Committee at the school board in 2019. Committee Chair, Brea Corbet, is also the Trustee for Jordan's school and has been an unbelievable supporter of Jordan's Sock Drive.
Watch as we reveal to Jordan the final number of socks she collected at the end of her 2018 Sock Drive...RECORD BREAKING!
Jordan had a big goal of collecting 4500 pairs of new socks...let's see if she does it!
Jordan's goal for her 2nd Annual Christmas Sock Drive was a big one of 2,500 pairs of socks...following the unbelievable success of her inaugural year. Did she do it?
Just by visiting our website you are showing your support of Jordan's Annual Sock Drive for the Homeless in Peel, Toronto, Northumberland and beyond...and we appreciate you!
We look forward to sharing our plans for
Jordan's 7th Annual Sock Drive with you in Fall 2021 and making up for lost socks in 2020!
Please stay safe...we look forward to working with you soon! xo