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
For the past 12 weeks, Clowns Without Borders South Africa has been implementing the Sinvouyo Caring Families Programme with vulnerable families in Cape Town affected by HIV/AIDS, intimate partner violence, and poverty. Each week, mothers from the community have made it their daily practice to use positive parenting skills with their children at home. They have learned...Read More
This summer OSM is pleased to be teaming up with Clowns Sans Frontières – Canada to bring laughter, hope & healing to children in Russia. C.S.F. has 3 expeditions to eastern Europe planned for this year, one has already taken place and another 2 are planned for July and November. Beslan: 5-13 April 2013, they held circus workshops in a community that was...Read More
Teacher and Operative Melissa Farran from Brooklyn, NY has been supporting the Sock Monkey Sponsorship program through philanthropy projects she does with her 2nd grade class at PS 261 in Brooklyn for the past few years. They usually set up a post office and sell stamps and handmade postcards, using the money they collect to buy sock monkey sponsorships and send smiles...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