Did you know that on any given day, 60,000 people are without at home in the U.S.? “Socktober” is a national movement to provide socks for the homeless. Donations are accepted throughout the month of October as the weather turns colder.
An Owensboro woman, Jacqueline Jordan, has coordinated a local socktober project to help bring a little comfort to residents in Owensboro shelters this winter.
“Nationally, socks are the most needed and least donated item for the homeless,” Jordan says. But socktober is also collecting new gloves and hats for men, women, and children.
All donations will be given to the Daniel Pitino Shelter and Oasis Shelter for women.
If you’d like to contribute, collection boxes are available in several Owensboro locations:
- Watson, Chaney & Associates,
- The Midtown Building (ground floor),
- The Springs (building B Lobby),
- Hampton Inn & Suites,
- The Chamber of Commerce,
- Colby’s Deli,
- Studio Slant
- and Glenn Funeral Home.
Anyone can drop off new socks, gloves and hats for adults and kids.
If you don’t feel like shopping, you can make a donation online at gofundme.com/socktober. A $10 donation could provide a new pair of socks, gloves, or hat.
Any businesses interested in being a drop-off site is asked to email Jacqueline at [email protected].
To find more information about the official “socktober” movement website, visit happysocktober.com.