'Socks For Seniors' Aims To Collect And Donate 2,000 Socks

'Socks For Seniors' Aims To Collect And Donate 2,000 Socks

  • 11/26/2018 10:14:12 PM
  • Jesse Smith
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MANSFIELD, OH - The Ohio District 5 Area Agency on Aging, Richland County Children Services and We ACT are partnering to collect socks for the annual "Socks for Seniors" drive, which takes place through December 14th.

Donations of new socks of all kinds - long, short, colorful, and fuzzy - will be collected and donated to nursing facilities throughout Richland County. This year's goal is to collect 2,000 socks.

“Everyone in the community is invited to participate in this wonderful holiday project," said Brigitte Coles, Richland County Children Services Community Engagement Specialist. "You can participate by collecting new adult pairs of socks in your workplace, schools, churches, with your family and friends. Join us in spreading the warmth this holiday season!"

Current collection sites include the Area Agency on Aging (located at 2131 Park Avenue West), Richland County Children's Services (located at 731 Scholl Road) and at the Mansfield City Building located at 30 N. Diamond Street. The box for that dropoff is located on the ninth floor outside the office of Safety-Service Director, Lori A. Cope. Socks can be dropped off during normal business hours Monday through Friday from 8 AM to 4 PM.

If your business or organization would like to be a collection site please contact Luisa Singletary, Communications Coordinator, from the Area Agency on Aging at 419-524-4144.

The Ohio District 5 Area Agency on Aging, Inc., located at 2131 Park Avenue West in Ontario, provides leadership, collaboration, coordination and services to older adults, along with people with disabilities, their caregivers and resource networks that support individual choice, independence and dignity.

We ACT is a community organization that will respond to community needs when they can, where they can and how they can, with love, peace, respect and understanding.

Richland County Children Services is governed by a board of local residents and has a fulltime staff of more than 100 employees whose primary mission is to assist children and families in need.


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