Socks for Seniors – Here’s How You Can Help Elderly Citizens This Christmas
Socks for Seniors is a non-profit community service project that organizes, collects and distributes NEW socks for seniors in communities all over the country.
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's the friendliest and most giving time of year but, for some it can also be a depressing time of year and our seniors can get lost in the shuffle.
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. Some seniors just being away from children and grandchildren produces extreme loneliness that's exaggerated by festivities of the season.
Socks For Seniors and it's volunteers have one priority this Holiday Season and that is to 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 and yes even those seniors that are homeless.
Townsquare Media and Carmike Cinemas want to do something to help. Starting today, you can drop new/packaged socks in the lobby at the Carmike 8 location, 7102 NW Cache Road, and continuing through the entire holiday season. The socks collected will be distributed to the Veterans Center and Brookdale Ten Oaks Retirement Center.
You will also be able to drop socks off at our downtown offices, 626 SW D Ave.