Comox Valley Sock It to 'Em Project

It's coming around again. SOCK SALE TIME 2016. At Carderos in Courtenay, 
Thursday, Friday & Saturday November 10, 11 & 12. 11:30-2:30.

Time to REMEMBER those who live on our streets and help get keep their feet warm and dry. You buy a pair of our hand-knit socks and the $ goes to buying socks for those dealing with homelessness in our community.

Update: Comox Valley Sock It To 'Em Project donated 235 pair of socks and 14 pair of long-johns to the Care A Van, Aids Vancouver Island and The Nursing Centre. Many thanks to the knitters and the public for their ongoing support. 

Learn more about the project and how you can get involved here.

Care-A-Van Extends to Cumberland

Comox Valley Record, May 12th, 2016

The Comox Bay Care Society is expanding its health care service to the homeless and those at risk of homelessness in Cumberland. Beginning Friday, May 13, the Care-A-Van mobile health care unit will visit Cumberland weekly on Fridays from 1 to 1:45 p.m. on Dunsmuir Avenue between First and Third Streets. Everyone is welcome to drop in and help spread the word.

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The Care-A-Van Story

John enters the Care-A-Van for a meeting with the nurses. The Comox Bay Care Society Care-A-Van has been serving the Valley's most vulnerable citizens for six years. What started as a primary care unit has evolved to offer dental care, optometry, counselling and other services.

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Care-A-Van catches those falling between the cracks

Comox Valley Record, December 22nd, 2014

Are you thinking of your end of the year donation to a good cause? Why not give locally to the Care-A-Van of the Comox Bay Care Society. For over five years, this grassroots organization has assisted over 850 distinct individuals in the Comox Valley via its mobile health-care clinic. The primary goal of the Care-A-Van is the prevention and early intervention of homelessness. 

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Sock It To 'Em Project

Comox Valley Echo, November 4th, 2014

Everybody likes to have warm, dry, happy feet. When you or someone on your gift list enjoys a snugly pair of beautiful hand-knit wool socks bought from the Comox Valley Sock It To ‘Em Project, each of your simple sock purchases provides up to 10 pair of high quality store-bought socks for someone who is homeless or in need in our community.

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Care-A-Van: Five years of charitable health

Comox Valley Record, May 16th, 2014

For the past five years, the innovative Care-A-Van – a mobile outreach clinic serving individuals who are homeless or at-risk of homelessness – has been on the streets of the Comox Valley. To date, its volunteers have provided healthcare services to over 850 individuals at no cost. As we celebrate the fifth year of this success, it is fitting to look back at its brief history. 

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Christmas mixer truck on tour

Comox Valley Echo, November 29, 2013

The wonderful Cumberland Ready Mix Christmas truck will be out and about the Valley, raising funds for the Comox Bay Care Society’s Care-A-Van. The Cumberland Ready Mix Christmas truck will be out and about in the Comox Valley again this December.

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Comox Valley Students Proving They Can

Comox Valley Record, May 28th, 2013

Three groups raised money for the Comox Bay Care Society's Care-A-Van, which provides health, dental and optometry services to homeless people in the Comox Valley. Care-A-Van co-ordinator Helen Boyd gave students tours of the van outside Queneesh and noted students raised a total of $923 for the society. 

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Monarch Lions Support Care-A-Van

Comox Valley Record, May 8th, 2013

The Comox Valley Monarch Lions Club members recently presented a cheque in the amount of $2,500 to the Comox Bay Care Society to support the running of the Care-A-Van mobile health-care unit for the coming year. The money comes from the Monarch Lion’s community/ fundraising project selling reflective address signs.

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