The #ygkchallenge is an ongoing series where we dare you to be different, resolve to be better, and or do something awesome in support of our beloved community. Each week, Kingstonist establishes a new, ambitious or quirky goal, encouraging you to step out of your comfort zone and do something great, and hopefully a little out of the ordinary. By taking part in this community-wide initiative, we hope to make Kingston (and the world) a slightly better place to live, work and play.
This week’s #ygkchallenge encourages you to:
Join the winter SOCK drive. While nearly 1 million Canadians rely on food banks each year, one of the most needed and least donated items is socks. Socks offer warmth and are a symbol of ownership and pride. SOCKS was born in 2014 and is an organization that collects new socks for anyone in need whether they live on the streets or just can’t make ends meet. Emergency services also have a great need for socks for those affected by unforeseen circumstances. In 2016 more than 50 Collection stations in 16 towns and cities have been opened, and the SOCKS family continues to grow every day. SOCKS Kingston. After a slow start to 2018, is holding a winter sock drive: SOCK It To US II – The Sequel. Individuals, teams, schools and other organizations are challenged to collect and donate as many new pairs of socks as possible from February 18-24. All types of new socks, including tights, from infant to adult sizes are needed. There are a number of collection locations throughout Kingston: including Bagot Leather Goods, Taylor Auto Mall, Startek Kingston, Glenburnie Convenience and more. See the full list here. A donation of a pair or 2 of socks is a simple way to make a big difference for some in need. Make your donation today.
Join us in completing this week’s #ygkchallenge by liking it on Facebook and/or re-Tweeting it on Twitter. By liking and sharing, you’re not only committing to doing something great, but you’re also helping us spread the word and hopefully encouraging others to participate.
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