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2020 February We Care Wednesday: Bay Cove Human Services

UPDATE: We donated $600 worth of wool socks purchased at Hilton's Tent City. And then another $250 worth of wool socks! Thank you to the community to for making this happen!

Because we are huge fans of Mayor Sumbul Siddiqui and Vice Mayor Alanna Mallon we wanted to highlight the “Warm Hearts for Warm Feet Wool Sock Drive”. This initiative will be continuing for the second year in a row. From Monday, January 28, until Thursday, February 14, folx can drop off new pairs of adult wool socks to Cambridge City Hall at 795 Massachusetts Ave or Cambridge Police Headquarters at 125 Sixth St. The drive is being conducted in conjunction with CASPAR & Bay Cove Human Services, the Mayor’s Office, City Council, and Cambridge Police Department to aid those in our community who are experiencing homelessness this winter. Mayor Siddiqui, "We started this wool sock drive last year and collected over 1000 pairs of wool socks. This drive is a small way the community can help protect our homeless population and ensure their safety during the winter months."

Not sure where to purchase wool socks locally? We recommend shopping at Hilton's Tent City in Central Square where you'll find the largest selection of outdoor gear in our fair city. Or check out the new Patagonia store in Harvard Square.

We'll use the monies collected the first two Wednesdays of February to purchase new wool socks and donate them. The last two Wednesdays 5% of our profits will be donated to Bay Cove Human Services. Bay Cove Human Services began in 1974 as a single program—Andrew House, a medically-supervised alcohol detoxification unit. In the nearly 45 years since, the agency has expanded its services to include a wider continuum of treatment options for people with substance use disorder, as well as programs for individuals challenged by intellectual/developmental disabilities, mental illness, aging, homelessness, or some combination of all of the above.

*Since launching the We Care Wednesday initiative in January 2017 we have donated over $29,500 to a variety of nonprofits doing essential work in our community as well as other places. From the Mayor's Disaster Fund to Girls Rock Boston to Food for Free and RAICES-Texas. We select organizations that we feel represent not only our commitment to a better, more equitable world but also our desire to "do all the good you can, by all the means you can, in all the ways you can, at all the times you can, to all the people you can, as long as ever you can."