Sock it to Me!

Written on: July 29, 2015

Have you ever donated to a clothing drive? Did you ever have a pair of socks without holes to donate? Me either! We all wear our socks until threadbare, and then we go purchase some new ones.

The homeless wear their socks until they are beyond threadbare, but don’t have the luxury of purchasing new socks whenever they are needed, or reaching into a crammed sock drawer for a clean, new pair.

So, we are asking you to help.

The Grey Nuns of the Sacred Heart will be holding a sock collection and sock sorting  with assistance from Grey Nun Academy, Holy Redeemer D’Youville Manor, Holy Redeemer Lafayette and our Associates and Employees.  We are working with an organization called The Joy of Sox, founded by a man who had an epiphany moment when serving  meals to the homeless a few years ago.  New socks will be collected until October 12.  We will also be helping to sort donated socks from other sock collections throughout the week, but especially on October 16.

We are  organizing this effort as a way to commemorate the Year for Consecrated Life and draw attention to the many ways Sisters reach out to those who are suffering.  We chose the week in celebration of the birthday and Feast Day of our foundress, St. Marguerite D’Youville, to honor the way she cared for the needy and homeless in Montreal. More details will be posted on Facebook and in upcoming editions of NewsNotes.

Please contact Maryellen if you’d like to help!

We Need:

Helping Hands

Sock donations

Monetary donations to buy socks

Boxes or plastic bins to collect socks


6 thoughts on “Sock it to Me!

  1. susan m collins says:

    Can socks be mailed to you?

    1. Maryellen Glackin says:

      Yes sock donations can be mailed. Our mailing address is Grey Nuns of the Sacred Heart 14500 Bustleton Avenue Philadelphia PA 19116. Thank you

  2. Kathleen Clotfelter says:

    I,d like to send some socks. lease let me know where. Thanks

    1. Maryellen Glackin says:

      Sock donations can be mailed. Our mailing address is Grey Nuns of the Sacred Heart 14500 Bustleton Avenue Philadelphia PA 19116. Thank you

  3. Geri Cicero says:

    I live in NY, I can mail socks to you, Give me an address.

    1. Maryellen Glackin says:

      Sock donations can be mailed. Our mailing address is Grey Nuns of the Sacred Heart 14500 Bustleton Avenue Philadelphia PA 19116. Thank you

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