WASHINGTON COUNTY, TN (WJHL) – United Way of Washington County teamed up with several local businesses to collect new socks of all sizes for the area’s homeless.
The United Way set a goal of collecting 1,000 pairs of socks in its “Socktober” campaign. The campaign resulted in 1,069 pairs of socks collected in October.
On Tuesday, the socks were distributed to various agencies that serve the homeless.
“We would like to thank all of the coordinators and participants of this year’s Socktober campaign. The socks will be given to our agencies that provide direct services to children and homeless families in our community. This campaign is another expression of the very caring spirit that is in this great community” said United Way of Washington County’s President and CEO Lester Lattany.
One of the area businesses that United Way teamed up with was Appearances Hair Salon.
“I’m not sure why, but when one of my clients who had coordinated this event in the past offered me the opportunity to continue the tradition inspired by YouTube sensation Kid President and his drive to collect a million pairs of new socks for homeless people in communities nationwide four years ago, I just knew I wanted to be the one to lead the effort,” said Carlee Rymer of Appearnces Hair Salon.
Jacob Higginbotham and Corrugated Container Corporation donated collection boxes for drop off locations including: Appearances Hair Salon, Monday Club, Red Pig BBQ, The Haircrafters, Country at Heart, Spine and Sports Chiropractor, Re/Max, Veritas Insurance, Chick Fil A-Crossing, Princeton Art Center, and Hopwood Christian Church.
United Way of Washington County, TN posted photos of the socks that were donated to Facebook on Tuesday.