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Dec 1, 2014 - Arvada Promotes Socks for the Homeless Day

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Arvada, CO….. At their December 1 meeting, the Arvada City Council will join other Colorado municipalities by proclaiming December 10, 2014 as “Sock It To Em Work Day.” 

Founded by Susan Elizabeth Lee in 2011, the Sock It To Em Sock Campaign strives to raise awareness for the homeless throughout the winter months and gather donations of new and gently used socks to warm the feet of those without shelter. Socks are the number-one clothing need for the homeless population, as they wear out very fast but are overlooked as donation items. Mayors across the region are uniting to support this cause in two ways:  one, urging people to donate socks; and two, encouraging people to forgo socks on December 10 as a show of solidarity and support.

Arvada Mayor Marc Williams stated, “I am happy to assist in any way I can to educate people about the needs of our homeless population. Something as simple as a pair of socks can make a great difference in someone's life, and I encourage everyone in our community to support the Sock It To Em Sock Campaign by donating socks and going 'sockless' on December 10 in respect of this need!"

Those who participate in the Sock It To Em Sock Campaign are encouraged to post pictures of themselves on the campaign’s Facebook page (www.facebook.com/sockcampaign) sporting bare feet and ankles in order to help raise awareness of the cause and help encourage others to donate warm comfort to those in need. The Sock It To Em Sock Campaign is a joint effort of volunteers, local businesses and donations who have a goal of providing socks to 50,000 fellow Coloradans in need this winter.

Socks for the Homeless has drop-off locations at many sites throughout Colorado. The list is updated regularly: http://sockittoemsockcampaign.org/?page_id=33

For more information about Socks for the Homeless, visit www.sockittoemsockcampaign.org or visit their Facebook site atwww.facebook.com/sockcampaign.