Sock Drive begins in September!

Written on: August 27, 2015

As we announced last month, we are having a sock drive and sock sorting in celebration of  the Year of Consecrated Life.  We are partnering with The Joy of Soxan organization that distributes socks to the homeless throughout the country.

We are grateful to all who have volunteered to help with the Sock Project  which officially began at Grey Nun Academy on September 11!  St. Andrew’s Parish and St. Mark’s Parish are collecting socks. Our partners at Holy Redeemer Lafayette and Holy Redeemer D’Youville Manor have volunteered space and time. Special thanks to our Grey Nun Associates who have offered to help!

Sock sorting will take place throughout the week of October 12-16 to coincide with the Birthday and Feast day of St. Marguerite D’YouvilleHelpers will be needed during the week to pick up socks from donation locations and begin the sorting process. Click this link to sign up!

If you’d like to collect socks at your place of employment Click here for a Sox Box Label. If you need a flyer, two versions are available: General socks project flyer and Detailed socks project flyer. We especially hope you will join us on Friday October 16 as we join hands to help feet!


Details:

  • NEW socks only, please! There are no facilities to wash previously worn socks and the homeless rarely get new things.
  • Packaged socks should be kept in the original packaging.
  • Mens white, crew or tube socks are especially needed.  The majority of homeless people are men (80%) and there is a special need at this time for socks to cover the legs with winter approaching.

Please visit The Joy of Sox website for additional information and inspiration!

 


One thought on “Sock Drive begins in September!

  1. Mary Ann Bentz says:

    I would like to help during the sock sorting week. I am available to pick up donations and/or help with sorting.
    How do I sign up?

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