Lots of Socks collection now through Nov. 2

RSVP 55+ Volunteer Program is holding its 10th annual Lots of Socks and More drive Oct. 15 through Nov. 2. Drop boxes are located in libraries, businesses, and churches throughout Jefferson, Rippey, Grand Junction, Scranton, Paton, and Churdan.

The Lots of Socks and More drive collects new socks and underwear for needy children in the county. Last year’s drive netted 1,410 items, mostly socks, which were distributed by New Opportunities Family Development Center and the Paton-Churdan school.

Diapers and pull-ups are also collected for the Greene County Early Learning Center to use as needed, with the Greene County chapter of the National Honor Society augmenting that stock.

Families who participate in the winter outerwear distribution and/or the Christmas food basket distribution will be eligible to receive Lots of Socks and More items if there is a need.

Anyone who would prefer to donate monetarily can do so by mailing a check payable to “RSVP Lots of Socks” to the RSVP Volunteer Program, PO Box 104, Jefferson 50129. Funds received will be used to purchase item sizes needed for distribution.

The Lots of Socks collection originated as and continues to be a Make a Difference Day project. This year, Make a Difference is Saturday, Oct. 27.

About RSVP: RSVP 55+ Volunteer Program of Boone and Greene Counties recruits persons 55 and older to use their skills and experiences to better their community through volunteerism in assisting non-profit, health, education, and governmental entities. The signature programs of RSVP in Greene County are the Grocery Assistance Program (GAP), which matches volunteer grocery shoppers with homebound seniors, and volunteers at Greene County Elementary School who listen to children read.

RSVP 55+ receives funding from the Senior Corps of the Corporation for National and Community Service.

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