Roebuck hosts successful sock drive

HARRISBURG, Jan. 9 – State Rep. James Roebuck, D-Phila., hosted a sock drive from early November to Dec. 14 as a part of his “People for People” campaign.

“It may seem like a small gesture, but these socks mean a lot to the people who receive them,” Roebuck said. “Not only are they given to children without them at our local schools during the coldest months, they are provided to the homeless, sick, and elderly in need too. This is a part of a much bigger plan to provide comfort and well-being to those in my community who suffer most. I love it when we can encourage people to come together within their own community for the betterment of others.”

Approximately 700 pairs of socks were donated as a result of the drive. Children’s socks were divided up and given to school counselors at participating districts within the 188th Legislative District. The purpose is to allow children with no socks to have them in the wintertime.

White socks were given to an organization that goes into the local homeless community offering foot care, such as clipping nails and addressing wounds. These clean, white socks are given after receiving care.

Color socks were gift wrapped and donated to the state nursing home. They were given to Alzheimer’s and dementia patients, with stories that they often remember that it is Christmas while unwrapping their socks.

More information is available by calling Roebuck’s district office at 215-724-2227.