First responders taking part in SOCK It To Us drive February 19 – 25

Posted on Thursday February 09, 2017
First responders taking part in SOCK It To Us drive February 19 – 25

Media invited to join three Chiefs for campaign kick-off

GLENBURNIE – Local first responders are joining forces and will collect socks during the SOCK It To Us Kingston campaign February 19 to 25.

During the week, collection boxes will be in all participating paramedic stations, fire halls and headquarters for the staff of Frontenac Paramedic Services, Kingston Police and Kingston Fire and Rescue Services to donate purchased new socks.

SOCK It To Us Kingston is spearheaded by local resident Michelle Hiebert, who reached out to first responders on social media when she wrote, “Every month more than 800,000 Canadians rely on food banks and socks are one of the most needed and least donated items to these facilities”.

“As paramedics and emergency services, we assist people in need on a daily basis and have seen the benefits of what simple comforts such as warmth can bring to our patients.  It seemed very fitting for us to team up with our partnering services to further this very heartening campaign,” said Paramedic Chief Paul Charbonneau.

“Being part of this initiative supports how awesome the City of Kingston is.  We all work as a team for this great community,” said Fire Chief Shawn Armstrong.

The media is invited to join the three Chiefs on Monday February 13 at Kingston Police headquarters at 705 Division Street at 3:30 p.m. for a photo opportunity to kick off the campaign.

*Note: While local first responders collect socks through their internal campaign, there will also be collection boxes for the general public at Kingston Police Head Quarters as well as the County of Frontenac’s reception area in Glenburnie. The general public is further encouraged to participate by donating socks at any of the following locations: The Small Batch Café & Eatery, Bagot Leather Goods, Taylor AutoMall, Ambassador Hotel & Conference Centre, Kingston Chiropractic and Rehabilitation, Vapour Amor, Bellagio Hair Studio and Paul’s Auto Service.


For more information:

Marco Smits,
Communications Officer, County of Frontenac - Corporate Services,
Tel: 613-548-9400 ext. 305 Fax: 613-548-8460