Socks for Seniors Kicks Off in November
Life Essentials hopes to break donation record and make the holidays brighter for local seniors
Thursday, October 29, 2015 | Dayton, Ohio – Life Essentials will kick off the 2015 Socks for Seniors campaign on Monday, November 2, 2015. This marks the fourth year of this partnership between Life Essentials and Socks for Seniors, a non-profit community service project that organizes, collects and distributes NEW socks for seniors in communities all over the country. The agency will collect socks through December 11, 2015.
Each year, thousands of lonely and financially challenged seniors struggle with the holiday blues. They dread facing the holiday season alone – some being without family or friends, some with the isolation of being a widow or widower. For others, being away from children and grandchildren produces extreme loneliness that’s exaggerated by festivities of the season.
“Life Essentials was able to distribute close to 3,000 pairs of socks last year and we are hoping to collect even more this year,” said Linda Roepken, Executive Director at Life Essentials. “This is our way to give back to the seniors in our community and to bring a little light into their holidays.”
Socks For Seniors and it’s volunteers such as Life Essentials, have one priority this holiday season – bring holiday cheer along with a pair of NEW socks to warm the hearts and cover the cold feet of our elderly seniors. The Socks for Seniors program benefits those living alone and in nursing homes, as well seniors who are homeless.
Life Essentials will be joining with a number of organizations and businesses throughout Montgomery County to establish collection stations. For more information about drop-off locations or to establish a collection station, please contact Life Essentials at 937-586-0545 or email@example.com.