Project Sophia is an extraordinary initiative facilitated by Vancouver Operative Kat Thorsen, and inspired by a truly extraordinary young woman, Sophia Pomeroy and her wonderful Mom, Beverley Pomeroy. Sophia is 16 years old and was diagnosed with a life-threatening illness at birth. She’s a regular patient and ray of Sunshine at Canuck Place Childrens Hospice in...Read More
Last month, a wonderful new Operative joined us at OSM and couriered and hand delivered 40+ sock monkeys to children in Tanzania. Gloria Beresford- Last traveled to the East African nation in July 2016 as a volunteer with The Olive Branch For Children, an NGO that seeks to better the lives of children and families affected by HIV- AIDS in rural areas of Tanzania. Gloria...Read More
Roll up your sleeping bag and pack up the s’more supplies: O.S.M is invited to be part of some serious summer fun this month! Participants from a summer camp in Beaverton, Oregon are stitching up some smiles in the form of socky simians to send to Haiti this winter with Clowns Sans Frontiéres. The week long camp is participating in the Helping Hands project through...Read More
In celebration of International Women’s Day this week and in partnership with Culture Link Toronto, and the Toronto Public Library, Operatives Diana Brugos and Tracey Speedie led a sock monkey making workshop for Syrian women who have relocated to Toronto as a result of the current refugee crisis. The workshop was held at the Lillian H. Smith Library in...Read More
OSM kicks the new year off with an exciting initiative in partnership with Culture Link, a settlement service provider in Toronto. Culture Link will help to welcome and integrate newcomers to North America fleeing conflict in the middle east, providing a wealth of resources for families looking to start a new life, including interpreter services, employment counselling,...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