What better way to start the new year than by giving back to the community. In conjunction with The Salvation Army (Monroe County), Frailey Insurance and Financial Services are collecting socks for the homeless. Socks should be new; men, women and children sizes in various colors are needed. The collection will run through February 8, 2013, and can be dropped off at their office on Route 611. The socks will be distributed by the Salvation Army (Monroe County). The event is being coordinated by the Frailey team, primarily Peggie Livingston, office manager, and Edward James Smith, shelter director, at the Salvation Army (Monroe County).
Tom Costello, founder of the Joy of Sox, says "Many of the foot-related afflictions from which homeless people suffer - swelling, blisters, skin infections, even frostbite - can be avoided by wearing new, dry socks. But because socks generally aren't included in charitable clothing donations, most people in need go without them." He actually persuaded the Pennsylvania State Senate to recognize February 14 as National Socks for the Homeless Day.
are helping the homeless get off on the right foot. There are more than 14,000
homeless in Pennsylvania. If our acts of
kindness can assist the needy, we've accomplished our goal. I encourage anyone to stop in and donate a
pair (s) of socks," says Livingston.
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