470 Pairs of Socks Collected to Support Vermont's Homeless
WILLISTON, VT - In an effort to support Vermont's homeless population this winter, Lenny's Shoe & Apparel has donated 470 pairs of socks to COTS. During the month of December, Lenny's encouraged customers to bring in new and gently used socks for adults, children and babies served by COTS at Christmastime.
The sock drive was the result of a joint effort between Lenny's and Zoe Lawrence, a CCV student from Central Vermont. "A few years ago, I read a shocking statistic: The number one under donated item at clothing drives are socks," said Zoe. "This is an item many people take for granted, as most of us have a drawer full of them. Wearing out quickly, especially through long Vermont winters, new socks are crucial."
The gently used socks have been delivered to J.U.M.P. to be distributed to members of the community looking for emergency assistance. The remaining socks will go directly to the folks in our community served by COTS.
About COTS: The Committee on Temporary Shelter (COTS) provides emergency shelter, services, and housing for people who are homeless or marginally housed in Vermont. Learn more at www.cotsonline.org