Harford County Launches 'SOCKtober' Drive To Warm The Homeless And Support Veterans


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HARFORD COUNTY - In an effort to address the pressing need for warm socks, mittens, and hats in homeless shelters, Harford County is launching its annual "SOCKtober" collection drive.

In partnership with the Harford County Public Library and the We Cancerve Foundation, the initiative seeks to collect new socks, mittens, hats, and gloves to aid local individuals grappling with homelessness and support veteran organizations.

Collection boxes for donations are available in county government buildings, recreation centers, senior centers, and all public libraries through October 31.

"As we move into the colder months of the year, please keep the less fortunate in mind and consider making a donation of these much needed items," County Executive Bob Cassilly said.

According to the county, many individuals donate coats and pants but typically use their socks, hats, and mittens to their full lifespan before discarding them. As a result, the homeless population is at a heightened risk of foot ailments and exposure to the harsh winter cold.

For additional information or to get involved, visit the official SOCKtober website.

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