January 10, 2022 - March 5, 2022 FREE

2022 Rock It Sock It – Sock Drive

On Havana Street businesses have partnered with APD and community partners to support the Rock It Sock It 2022.

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Rock It & Sock It – Sock Drive 2022

Rock It & Sock It – Sock Drive POSTER 2022

Contact to Participate:

Sergeant Tom Graham

Aurora Police Department

District 1, Police Area Representative

13347 E. Montview Blvd.

Aurora, Co. 80045


[email protected]

What is Rock It?

Providing clean, new socks help those in need to get one-step closer to health care.

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The Rock It Sock It – Sock Drive will take place from January 10th until March 5th, 2022. Our goal is to receive 5,000 pairs of socks and needed “travel-size” toiletries to make Sock Care Kits. Sock Care Kits will be assembled at the Summit Event Center and then delivered to the Comitis Crisis Center for distribution. A virtual event will be hosted to thank all the supporters of the drive at the conclusion of the collection efforts.

Summit Event Center
411 Sable Blvd. North,
Aurora, CO 80011

Why are socks so important?

  • Socks provide a layer of warmth, worsened by smoking, which constricts blood vessels making toes more susceptible to damage by cold. Severe frostbite leads to amputation
  • Socks decrease friction between the shoes and the foot. Socks also help cushion the bottom of the foot. The friction leads to thickened skin. Many homeless people have a condition call polyneuropathy. They lose nerve function and cannot feel irritations of their feet. The thickened skin can then break down to an ulcer. Neuropathic ulcers usually become infected and can cause cellulitis (skin infection), deadly sepsis (blood poisoning) or deep bone infections.
  • The Journal of the American Academy of Nurse Practitioners published the results of a surgery of the utilization of foot care services among homeless adults. The results showed “An overwhelming number of respondents felt that the embarrassment associated with the smell of feet and the poor condition of their shoes and socks were deterrents in using available foot care services.
Providing clean, new socks help those in need get one-step closer to health care.

What is the Comitis Crisis Center?

The Comitis Crisis Center, a program of Mile High Behavioral Healthcare, was founded in 1969 and provides the only emergency shelter program in Aurora-which spans Adams, Arapahoe and Douglas counties. Comitis has over 50 years of experience serving people experiencing homelessness and provides a safe place to stay for an average of 150 people per night through its emergency shelter and transitional housing programs. It offers a variety of programs supporting individuals and families from trauma, addiction, recovery, mental health issues and homelessness.

Comitis is the resource in our community for the homeless, the near homeless and working poor. We are part of the Aurora’s “Cold Weather Alert” program working alongside Aurora Warms the Night, and the Aurora Police Department. The shelter provides a safe place to stay with resources including food and general nutritional items, diapers, bus passes, case management, clothing and other resources that meet basic human needs.

“Many people tell me that socks are the most important clothing item,” says Costello. “One homeless man named Kiwi told me socks are more important than food. He said that he knows of many pantries and shelters where he can get food, but that there’s no way he can walk the streets of Toronto without socks.”

How can you help?

Rock It Sock It Sock Drive is in need of the following:

  • Socks – New, not worn, winter socks of all sizes for men, women and children.
  • Toiletries – New, unopened travel-size toiletries including: shampoo, soap, disposable razors, toothpaste and deodorant.
  • Donation Locations – We can drop off and pick up donation boxes at locations throughout metro Denver. Please see list below for available locations.
  • Cash Donations – Your tax-deductible donation will cover general operating expenses to support the only 24/7 shelter in Aurora, Colorado.
  • Volunteer – We are looking for all sorts of help. If you are interested in participating give us a shout and we will find the perfect place for you. To sign up, click here: Rock It Sock It Volunteer Sign Up

The Comitis Crisis Center, Inc. Not-For-Profit Tax Id#: 74-2348147

For Cash Donations

***Donation Locations will be updated***

Below are 2021’s Donation Locations

Anthony’s Pizza
17150 E. Iliff Ave.
Aurora, CO 80013

Arapahoe/Douglas Works!
6964 S. Lima Street
Centennial, CO 80112

Aurora Chamber of Commerce
14305 E. Alameda Ave., Suite 300
Aurora, CO 80012

Aurora Day Resource Center
13387 E 19th Place
Aurora, CO 80011

Aurora Police Headquarters
15001 E. Alameda Parkway
Aurora, CO 80012

Aurora Police, District 1
13347 E. Montview Blvd.
Aurora, CO 80045

Aurora Police, District 2
6 Abilene St.
Aurora, CO 80012

Aurora Police, District 3
23911 E. Arapahoe Rd.
Aurora, CO 80016

Aurora Fire Departments
15151 E. Alameda Parkway
Aurora, CO 80012

Auto Mart Mitsubishi
835 S. Havana St.
Aurora, CO 80012

Auto Mart USA
9895 South Twenty Mile Road
Parker, CO 80134

Backstreet Tavern Grill
1150 S Galena St.,
Denver, CO 80247

Bank of The West
1389 S. Havana St.
Aurora, CO 80012

Carz R Us
5301 W. Colfax Ave.
Lakewood, CO 80214

Colorado Muslim Community Center
15528 E. Hampden Cr.
Aurora, CO 80013

Colorado Pro Gym
1961 S. Havana St.
Aurora, CO 80014

First Bank
2300 S. Havana St
Aurora, CO 80014

Fitzsimons Credit Union-Anschutz Location
2201 N. Fitzsimons PKWY
Aurora, CO 80045

Fitzsimons Credit Union-Southlands Location
6359 S. Southlands PKWY
Aurora, CO 80016

Havana Auto Parts
901 S. Havana St.
Aurora, CO 80012

Heirlooms Antique Mall
1947 S. Havana St.
Aurora, CO 80014

Highline Lounge
7950 E. Mississippi Ave.
Denver, CO 80247

Home 2 Suites by Hilton Denver International Airport
6792 Tower Rd.
Denver, CO 80249

Infiniti of Denver
2990 S. Havana St.
Aurora, CO 80014

Inga’s Alpine Tavern
5151 Leetsdale Dr.
Denver, CO 80249

Legends Sports Grill
13690 E. Iliff Ave
Aurora, CO 80014

1250 S. Ironton St., Suite 108
Aurora, CO 80012

Medical Center of Aurora
1501 S Potomac St.,
Aurora, CO 80012

Minuteman Press
14190 E. Jewell Ave, Ste 1
Aurora, CO 80012

Napa Auto Parts (Havana Auto Parts)
901 S. Havana St.
Aurora, CO 80012

Napa Auto Parts
15355 E. Colfax Ave.

Napa Auto Parts
18851 E. Hampden Ave.

Napa Auto Parts
9640 E. Arapahoe Rd.

Reivers Bar and Grill
1085 S. Gaylord St.
Denver, CO 80209

Sam’s #3
2580 S. Havana St.

Summit Event Center
411 Sable Blvd. N.
Aurora, CO 80011

University of Colorado Denver
Anschutz Medical Campus, Fitzsimons Building
13001 E. 17th Avenue, Suite 5110
Aurora, CO 80045

6101 S. Aurora Pkwy.
Aurora, CO 80016

5650 S. Chambers Rd.
Aurora, CO 80015

Donate at an Aurora Fire Station

Station 1: 9801 E. 16th Ave

Station 2: 12600 E Hoffman Blvd.

Station 3: 3172 Peoria St.

Station 4: 1110 S Quentin St.

Station 5: 1141 Laredo St.

Station 6: 15588 E Hampden Cir.

Station 7: 2290 S Blackhawk St.

Station 8: 250 S Chambers Rd.

Station 9: 17200 E Mexico Ave.

Station 10: 3951 S Reservoir Rd.

Station 11: 2291 S Joliet St.

Station 12: 19491 E 34th Dr.

Station 13: 23911 E Arapahoe Rd.

Station 14: 22298 E Aurora Pkwy.

Station 15: 1880 S Flatrock Trail

Station 16: 6500 N Liverpool