By means of Neal McNamara, North Bay.


Operation Iciness Socks is a neighborhood donation effort operating till Jan 31st with make stronger from the North Bay Police and Fireplace services and products and 22 Wg CFB North Bay to gather gently used (or new) wintry weather boots, wintry weather socks, and different pieces for the homeless and the ones in want. It’s my hope that the kindness and generosity of our native rescue heroes in this mission will encourage the North Bay neighborhood at huge to become involved and donate what used pieces they are able to (see donation listing & drop off directions, under)


On Dec 30th, I had an opportunity stumble upon with an area homeless guy in downtown North Bay. I may see his boots have been inadequate for the elements and presented to drop off a couple of wintry weather boots for him day after today at Companions Billiards and Bowling. This is the place ‘Boots at the Flooring’, an area Fb volunteer team that does outreach paintings with the homeless is based totally out of. Over 40 other people collect as soon as a month to place 250 care programs in combination after which their outreach workforce of 15 or so individuals delivers them all through the neighborhood.

So day after today I met up with my new pal on the Bowling Alley. As I watched him take away his previous ratty boots, I may see they have been sopping wet, his socks have been soaked as neatly and he had sores on his ft. Something I discovered within the military is that you wish to have to deal with your ft and stay them dry. Good enough, I’m now not certain if I were given that from my time within the military or from Lt Dan on Forrest Gump, however both means it’s true and particularly in wintry weather!

After talking with Boots at the Flooring, The Amassing Position, and Disaster Centre, a “determined” want used to be known in our neighborhood for gently used (or new) wintry weather boots and wintry weather socks for the homeless and maximum prone, in addition to a “lesser” want for different wintry weather equipment, meals & toiletries.

I had to in finding some lend a hand and with my army background, I believed who higher to name then my pals up at 22 Wg CFB North Bay and our native rescue heroes over on the North Bay police and fireplace departments…. And they didn’t disappoint! Each name I made, it used to be the similar resolution, “Sure Neal, what do you wish to have?”, and “how are we able to lend a hand!”. Smartly the army and emergency services and products are doing their phase….. and now we want your lend a hand!

DONATION ITEMS NEEDED (gently used or new)

1. Boots at the Flooring – Companions Billiards & Bowling – 361 Major St E

*WINTER BOOTS* or any males’s and girls’s boots, however there may be extra of a necessity for males’s sizes


-Hooded sweaters (huge measurement and up)

-old backpacks or duffel baggage

-cases of water

-granola bars/protein bars/snacks

2. North Bay Disaster Centre – 1675 Cassells

-Enamel paste

-Enamel brushes


-Deodorant (males’s and girls’s)

-Towels and wash cloths (used/blank)

3. The Amassing Position – 1181 Cassells St

-Liquid Broth

-Sizzling chocolate


-Males’s gloves/mitts/toque

-Female Hygiene merchandise

-Plastic baggage

-Margarine container (or any container big enough for meals to take house)

-Pancake Combine





-Peanut butter

-Cooking Oil

-Bread merchandise


Donations from the general public can also be dropped off all the way through sunlight hours hours 7 days per week from now up till Feb 3, 2020.

Donations for Boots at the Flooring can also be brought to Companions Billiards and Bowling Alley (361 Major St E). Different donation pieces can also be dropped off to The Amassing Position (1181 Cassells St) or the North Bay Disaster Centre (1675 Cassells St) as acceptable. Notice – The Amassing Position is closed on Sundays.

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