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Duration

1 - 2 hrs

Directions

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How Often Is This Offered?

Daily

Age Range

  • K - 2nd
  • 3rd - 5th
  • 6th - 8th
  • High School

Help Required

Description

Fresh, clean socks are so important for our health, comfort, and dignity. In the winter, we also need them to keep warm. But for the Boston community's unhoused people, warm, clean socks are often a luxury. By participating in Operation Sock Drop, you not only help keep our community's neediest, most vulnerable people safe, warm, and healthy, but you will also help maintain their dignity and comfort during this most difficult time in their lives. The shelters we support give out 8,000 pairs each year, so we are always in great need!

What's Needed To Complete

1. Paper and printer to make signs (or markers if making by hand) 2. Collection bins

Whose Help Is Required

Class, troop, or other group of like-minded kids (some adult involvement may be required to help with planning and drop off of collected items).

Special Requirements

None

How It Makes A Difference

By collecting new socks, often a luxury for unhoused individuals, you'll help keep vulnerable people healthy, safe, and warm AND help them maintain their dignity and comfort during a very difficult time in their lives.

Where to Serve

In-Person/On Site

Instructions

Download our flyer http://www.fobh.org/wp-content/uploads/2016/10/Operation-Sock-Drop-Flyer.pdfhere. If you plan to do a larger drive, make signs indicating that you are collecting brand new socks for the unhoused as well as your collection period. Place your collection bins and your signs in your chosen location(s) for the duration of your drive. Be sure you have received permission to put the collection bins in your chosen location(s). We recommend running a drive for at least two weeks. Check your collection bins periodically and empty them, as necessary, to make room for new donations. At the end of your collection period, mail or deliver your donations to: Dwayne Brown, In-Kind Donations Coordinator, Southampton Emergency Shelter, 112 Southampton Street, Boston, MA 02118 (617) 534-6130 .

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