43 Sock Monkeys are on their way to Tanzania today thanks to the handiwork of students of Tommy Douglas Secondary School in Vaughan, ON and the great big heart (and suitcase!) of OSM’s newest Operative, Gloria Beresford-Last who will travel to Africa with her Mom this summer on a volunteer mission with The Olive Branch for Children. The Olive Branch is an NGO ...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
We honour activist and restorative justice advocate Liz Elliot this month with the Hummingbird project. Operatives from Vancouver gathered late last month to stich up 40 hummingbirds, made of upcycled gloves, pipe cleaners, embroidery floss, and the most important ingredient: inspiration. The handmade birds will be part of a special ceremony honouring Dr. Liz Elliot, a...Read More
Last month, OSM Operative Carole Burdett accompanied a group of doctors and nurses operating a mobile medical clinic travelling to some of the most remote rural areas in Haiti. Carole was an ambassador of love & magic, having recruited her friends and family in North Vancouver and Kamloops B.C. to stitch up over 60 sock monkey smiles to give to children and families...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