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Herald-Guide collects ‘Socks for Seniors’

From staff and wire reports -   Nov 17, 2011

Michelle Stuckey/Herald Guide
Michelle Stuckey/Herald Guide

The Herald-Guide will be collecting socks for senior citizens in St. Charles Parish from now through December.

Since 2002, the Socks for Seniors program has hosted its annual Sock Drive along with community leaders and volunteers throughout the country. Community organizations across America are embracing it by volunteering and becoming involved in distributions. The program is a feel-good, low-cost holiday project that the entire community can participate in.

The holidays are a fun time of year with all the holiday work parties, family gatherings, meetings with old friends topped off with all the bells, whistles, hustle and bustle of the season. It is the friendliest and most giving time of year, but for some the holidays can also be a depressing time of year. Our seniors can get lost in the shuffle.

The Socks for Seniors program aims to bring holiday cheer along with a pair of new socks to warm the hearts and cover the cold feet of our elderly citizens in local nursing homes.

Jamie and Kitty Coyne started the Socks for Seniors program about 10 years ago. They wanted to start a program that was easy to help senior citizens in nursing homes. The couple had visited nursing homes where one woman told them that she would like to have a good, clean pair of socks to help her day be better. With that, the idea was hatched.

Help us bring a warm smile and comfortable pair of socks to a lonely senior this holiday season. We’re looking for fuzzy, funny and festive holiday socks - not plain white - to help those older members of our community keep warm and happy this winter.

Bring new, unused Socks for Seniors to our sock donation box, pictured, at the Herald-Guide office, 14236 Highway 90 in Boutte. Call (985)758-2795 for more information.

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