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Join the Winter Sock Challenge now

Do you have extra socks? Bring them to the town hall of Jihlava and help those in need
  • November 27, 2019 19:30
  • Author Aseniya Dimitrova
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Cold winter weather can be critical for homeless people. This is why Jihlava Town Hall will be joining an initiative to help them spend the winter season a little more conveniently. The Winter Sock Challenge (Ponožková výzva) has a very simple purpose – to warm those in need when temperatures go down.

To do this, a local initiative will be collecting new and unused warm socks. Many organisations and private individuals have already joined it, including the Municipality of Jihlava. The Tourist Information Centre housed in the historic town hall on Masaryk Square will be one of the collection points for socks for homeless people.

Donating warm clothes to the homeless

The campaign was launched on 21 November when collection boxes were installed in front of cafes, cultural institutions and other participating places. The goal is to bring the campaign as close to the people as possible and to facilitate their involvement. New and older socks can be donated, as long as they are washed and not torn. Warm knitted gifts are also much appreciated by the organizers of the collection initiative. In addition to individual donors, the call is also addressed to other organisations who would like to place a collection box in their establishment.

For more information, do not hesitate to contact the organisers:

Hana Ferdová – 724 023 831, Ondřej Hadaš – 602 154 045, Simona Havlová – 605 992 870,

Martina Hrabalová – 728 098 688, Eva Nováková – 775 666 988

The statutory city of Jihlava has a lot to offer beyond the social sphere. For instance, it is one of the top places to do business in the Czech Republic. Read what makes it so successful from our recent interview with Mayor Karolina Koubova here.

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