By Contributed – Comox Valley RecordPublished: September 11, 2013 12:00 PM; Updated: September 11, 2013 12:18 PM

Buying colourful socks for yourself will help to provide homeless people in the Comox Valley with store-bought socks distributed by the Comox Bay Care Society.

Buying colourful socks for yourself will help to provide homeless people in the Comox Valley with store-bought socks distributed by the Comox Bay Care Society.

When you or someone on your gift list enjoys a snugly pair of beautiful hand-knit wool socks from the Comox Valley Sock It To ‘Em Project, each of your simple sock purchases provides up to 10 pair of high quality store-bought socks for someone who is homeless in our community.

This is how the newly launched, not-for-profit project works: Knitting hours are donated by volunteer labour. All proceeds from the sale of hand-knit socks go toward buying store-bought socks which are then distributed to the homeless and those at risk of homelessness by the Care-A-Van — Comox Valley’s volunteer mobile heath-care unit — the only service of its kind west of Calgary.

Just look for the woman with the basket of colourful socks at Sock It To ‘Em sale days at Zocalo Café at the corner of Cliffe and Fifth in Courtenay between 11 a.m. and 1:30 p.m. on Sept. 14, 18, 21 and 25. The supply of the hand-knit socks is limited, so for the best selection, drop in at your earliest convenience. All socks are machine-washable and nylon-reinforced so they will wear well.

Find photos of the hand-made socks, updates and news on Facebook: Comox Valley Sock It To ‘Em Project or e-mail project organizer Roberta DeDoming at annaplace@uniserve.com or visit Comox Bay Care Society at www.comoxbaycare.org.

Comox Valley Sock It To ‘Em Project