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Businesses Partner to Provide Over $83,000 of Socks and Support to Homeless

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Lenny’s Shoe & Apparel, Darn Tough Vermont and Smartwool team up again to help local homeless shelters

WILLISTON, VT – For the sixth year in a row, Lenny’s Shoe & Apparel, Darn Tough Vermont and Smartwool have teamed up to donate over $13,000 worth of socks and support to 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 areas colder months.

September 15-17, Lenny’s Shoe & Apparel held their sixth annual Charity Sock Sale. Lenny’s pledged to make a monetary donation for each pair of Darn Tough Vermont and Smartwool socks sold during the sale. In addition, Darn Tough Vermont and Smartwool graciously provided boxes of socks to donate. The organizations receiving the donations include the Committee on Temporary Shelter (COTS) in Williston, the Samaritan House in St. Albans, and the Good Samaritan Haven in Barre, and JCEO Community Outreach Emergency Services Program in Plattsburgh .

To date, Lenny’s has donated over $83,000 worth of socks and support to these shelters.  

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Photo Caption (left to right): Mark McCarthy, Owner, Lenny's Shoe & Apparel; David Mayer, AmeriCorps, COTS; Kathy Snow, Development Director, United Way of the Adirondack Region; Sian Leach, COTS; Megan Tedford, Development Specialist, JCEO; Joseph LeClair, Executive Director, Samaritan House; Brooke Jenkins, Executive Director, Good Samaritan Haven; Courtney Laggner, Marketing Manager, Darn Tough Vermont; Hal Ellms, Darn Tough Vermont; Doug Hawkins, Smartwool.



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