Sock pg 7 1-31-19

PUTNAM — Family and friends will be collecting socks for the newly named The Curt D. Heath Memorial Sock Drive from 6 to 9 a.m. Feb. 15 in front of WINY Radio on Rt. 44. The socks are collected for the Connecticut Department of Children and Families. The program is geared to the Foster Care Program.
The goal this year is 1,500 pairs.
The “sock raising” started three years ago after Kacey Terranova of Putnam, a foster mom, realized that foster children were coming to their home with some clothing, but they also seemed to be missing socks.
The sock drive started in honor of their foster child (since adopted), Kelsey Terranova
The first year they collected 500 pairs. Last year 1,300 pairs were collected.
Last year Kacey was assisted by her uncle, Curt D. Heath. He took ill last April and died. The sock drive is now named after him.
Socks can be left at the St. Joseph School in N. Grosvenordale (where Kelsey attends school), or at WINY.  Additionally, the family has set up a Facebook page, Curt D. Heath Memorial Sock Drive, and will make arrangements to meet you and pick up the socks if you cannot make the collection date of Feb. 15.  


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