Nearly a year ago, 50 sock monkeys were sent to Madagascar with a Canadian volunteers Ben Chapman and Kelly Dunphy working with NGO HELP Madagascar who’s mission is to empower the poor to positive change. Ben & Kelly arrived in Madagascar only to discover their luggage had gone missing, and received little assistance from a customs official more intent on...Read More
Vancouver Operative Kat Thorsen spent a sunny summer Saturday afternoon bringing sunshine of a different kind to residents of Rideau Manor Retirement Home in in Burnaby, BC. Residents were invited to help Kat finish off a flock of sock birds soon flying south for winter to be a part of the continued development of the Sinovuyo Caring Families project in Cape Town, South...Read More
Our annual delegation of sock monkeys has shipped off to Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia in honour of Maximillian Dobbin’s 4th birthday. This year’s theme was ‘Space Monkeys on a Mission to Mars’ and yielded some extremely extraterrestrial sock simians, along with some other spacey species such as space pigs, space birds and a Sock Alien...Read More
OSM Operative Extraordinaire Diana Brugos departed on a mission of love and learning this week. She’s headed to Nepal where she will bring sock monkeys made by community and student groups in the GTA to be given to Prisoners Assistance Nepal, an organization that provides homes and schooling for children with incarcerated parents who would otherwise grow up in...Read More
Clowns Sans Frontières departed this week on a mission of love, laughter and joy. From Nov 7-23, 2013 they will tour Moscow and St. Petersburg, providing live entertainment to orphanages and hospitals, where they will distribute OSM delegates to youth in distress and others in need of a smile. Proceeds from OSM workshops & sales have helped to raise money for...Read More
Operation Sock Monkey is a volunteer-run initiative in support of humanitarian organizations that provide laughter, hope and healing to communities around the world affected by disease, disaster and social/political turmoil. Handmade Sock Monkeys can be purchased or sponsored to be sent to children in need of a smile.
OSM presents sock monkey making workshops for school and community groups. Sock Monkeys made in workshops can be purchased for a small donation to OSM, donated to children in need as part of the Sponsor a Sock Monkey program or donated for sale with proceeds going to Clowns Without Borders. Engage in the act of craftivism and make a monkey for a good cause!Read more