The roughly 10,000 pairs of socks collected this year will be donated to the Salvation Army, Harbour House, Woods Homes, and the homeless shelter.
A Lethbridge campaign to collect socks for the less fortune during the winter has hit a milestone. The Sock it to 'Em campaign started 15 years ago, organized by Gail Petrie, who spent several years as the head caretaker at Park Meadows Elementary School on the north side. Petrie says the campaign has now collected 108,000 pairs of socks during those years, roughly 10,000 this year alone. Petrie is retiring from the campaign after this year and is hoping someone else steps up and takes it over. She notes many people who are in need walk everywhere as their main mode of transportation, so this will help them have nice warm socks and feet. All the socks collected this year will be donated to the Salvation Army, Harbour House, Woods Homes, and the homeless shelter. - Pat Siedlecki