WILLISTON, VT - For the fourth year in a row, Lenny's Shoe & Apparel, Darn Tough Vermont and Smartwool have teamed up to donate over $13,500 worth of socks and support to representatives from local homeless shelters.

The donations are the result of a joint effort between the three businesses to help provide warm, Merino wool socks and much-needed support to the areas homeless population in preparation for the state's colder months.

Over the weekend of September 4-7, Lenny's Shoe & Apparel held their fourth annual Charity Sock Sale. Darn Tough Vermont and Smartwool agreed to donate one pair of socks for each pair sold of their respective brands at Lenny's stores across Vermont and New York during the sale. In addition to the sock donation, Lenny's made a monetary donation for each pair sold. The organizations receiving the donations include the Committee on Temporary Shelter (COTS) in Williston, the Samaritan House in St. Albans, the Good Samaritan Haven in Barre, and JCEO Community Outreach Emergency Services Program C/O United Way of the Adirondack Region, Inc. in Plattsburgh.

To date, Lenny's has donated over $56,000 worth of socks and support to these shelters.

"Thank you so much for doing this annually. I really appreciate it and the folks we serve appreciate it more to have warm socks in cold weather."
-Linda A. Ryan, Executive Director, Samaritan House

"We are so grateful and these socks will really make a big difference for the folks we serve. Thank you!"
-Gillian Taylor, Community Outreach & Volunteer Specialist, Committee on Temporary Shelter (COTS)

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