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
For the month of March 2013, OSM founder-by-proxy, monkey muse and operative Alice Nelson was on expedition in the Eastern Cape of South Africa. Alice is a Master clown ( she actually has a Masters degree in clowning! How cool is that?!) and travelled to SA to share her skill and clown mastery with Clowns Without Borders South Africa to create a touring show. Proceeds and...Read More
Diana came on the scene in late 2012. Referred to the project by Mary Breen (crafty muchacha and owner of Wise Daughters Craft Market in the Junction,) Diana literally jumped into role the of Lead Operative in Toronto, feet first! In the 5 months since she came on board she has been an absolute dynamo- raising awareness for the project, recruiting new operatives, selling...Read More
Thanks to the energy, enthusiasm and excellent organizational skills of Operative Dynamo Gretchen Miller and her 6 Degrees of Creativity Art therapy Community, nearly 200 sock monkeys were distributed to Hurricane Sandy victims in New Jersey in January and February of this year. Gretchen collected sock monkeys from operatives all over the US and even a batch...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