Media Advisory: ‘Sock it to ‘em’ campaign hits ten year mark

LETHBRIDGE – For the 10th year in a row, the Canadian Union of Public Employees (CUPE) has led an effort to collect warm socks for Lethbridge and area charities.

Gail Petrie, a retired member of CUPE Local 290, has spearheaded the drive, which has collected over 60,000 pairs of socks to date.  The socks are collected by staff, students and parents in the schools of three local school districts. The socks are passed on to five local charities serving women, teens, the homeless and others. 

CUPE will present the socks to the charitable organizations on December 19th.  Local media are welcome to attend. 

Date: December 19th, 2012

Time: 10:00 am

Place: Park Meadows School #50 Meadowlark Blvd. North

Contact: Gail Petrie