SOCKS

Putting fresh clean SOCKS on the feet of anyone who needs them. Whether they live on the streets, just can't make ends meet or even emergency services will all be welcome to tap into the resources of the many Volunteers collecting. All SOCKS stay in the community where they are collected....and we thank you from the bottom of our hearts..........and toes.
Warming Hearts by Warming Toes
RECENT EVENTS:
Amazing collection by Blyth Academy Whitby. Students collected 511 pairs of SOCKS in one week in March 2017. Congratulations on reaching out making a huge difference to the lives of many.
SOCKS Timmins thanks the City with a Heart of Gold! Together we collected 657 pairs of NEW SOCKS for those in need in our community! I'd say that SOCK It To Us was a rocking success! Thanks to everyone who contributed and collected! These socks will be provided to the Timmins and South Porcupine Food Banks!
(February 2017)
February has been an amazing month for SOCKS Kingston and our first SOCK It To Us Event. Thank you to all the wonderful collection stations that collected new socks for us. These businesses took space out of their bread & butter to place these collection stations. Thank you Ambassador Hotel & Conference Centre, Taylor AutoMall, Bagot Leather Goods, Luggage Plus, Tallack Martial Arts, Vapor Amou...r, Paul's Auto, Kingston Chiropractic and Rehabilitation, Playtrium, Passionate Artisans, Bellagio Hair Studio Kingston, in bloom, Giant Tiger and CHICdry for hosting the stations. Thank you to Jenna of About Image Photography who held mini-sessions and took payment in new sock donations. Thank you to Ms. Lollar's amazing grade 8 class at SMB Catholic School who really kicked off our event with 881 new socks collected. Thank you to the staffs at Ministry of Health and Long Term Care Macdonald Cartier Building, West Unified Communications Services Canada, Inc., STARTEK Kingston and Empire Life. Thank you to the students at Queen's Faculty of Education Concurrent Education students. Thank you to Mariettas Musical Teas for donating new socks for every purchase made. Thank you to Keith Speck (picture of him engulfed with the socks) with the 472 socks that he collected from friends, neighbours, Invista Centre fitness participants and the fitness participants at Kingston YMCA West. Thank you to the First Responders, County of Frontenac Paramedics, Kingston Police and Kingston Fire & Rescue. Thank you to all the wonderful media support. But mostly, thank you Kingston, Ontario for being the amazing community that you are. We collected 4,150 pairs of new socks in one month!
(March 2017)
This is 882 pairs of SOCKS collected from March 1-9th at Coronation PS, in Oshawa. The Junior Leadership Team did an amazing job rousing support around the school and I am so proud of this small school for their big hearts! It was an honour to speak at their assembly this morning and receive such a tremendous donation.
Much appreciation extended to the Inpatient and Outpatient Mental Health Units at TDH. They collected 124 pairs of new socks for SOCKS Timmins. Great community support. Thank you for organizing this collection!!

Thank you to everyone who donated #Socks during the Women's Wellness Market! We collected 123 pairs of socks to help SOCKS Uxbridge.
June 2017
Incredible collection of NEW SOCKS by Income and Employment Support Division of Social Services Department, Region of Durham....thanks so much.
363 Pairs!!
​DONATIONS:
Our sincere thanks to Terrol and team, for the generous donation of socks to Durham Children's Aid Society. I'm confident our families will be grateful for the gift of toasty toes. Your support of our Agency is so greatly appreciated! - Erika Goreski
SOCKS Timmins had help from the First South Porcupine Pathfinders and Rangers to deliver new socks from our SOCK It To Us event to the South Porcupine Food Bank!
A huge warm thank you for the 599 socks donated to Project Love from the Timmins Majors AAA Midget hockey team coordinated by SOCKS Timmins.
JEANS FOR SOCKS
“Behind humble shipment of hosiery heading to a northern Ontario reserve are the good intentions of a teacher, a family friend, a trucking executive and a police officer.”

Some of you may have had the opportunity to read the Toronto Star article about a “Sock Drive” for a northern Ontario First Nations community.
If you haven’t had the chance to see the news article I have copied it here for you.
https://www.thestar.com/news/canada/2016/12/26/a-display-of-humanity-in-sock-drive-for-troubled-first-nation.html