The Haddon Fortnightly, a member of the New Jersey State Federation of Women’s Clubs, is conducting a special service project this month called SOCKTOBER. The goal of this pop-up project is to collect as many pairs of socks as possible and get them into the hands (and onto the feet) of homeless people who need them.
One of the items most frequently requested by individuals staying in homeless shelters is socks. People always need socks. It’s nearly impossible to do laundry when you don’t have a home from which to wash your clothes.
The Haddon Fortnightly, in conjunction with the Haddonfield Public Library, is sponsoring SOCKTOBER. There will be a scarecrow with a basket waiting at the library to receive sock donations. All visitors to the Haddonfield library during this month can bring socks to donate to the scarecrow, in all sizes, for men, women, children and infants.
The Haddon Fortnightly will donate the socks to one or more local homeless shelters for distribution to men, women and children in need. Please note: Bulk packages of socks are great! And, for health reasons, they can accept only new socks.
Donors are requested to drop socks off when the library is open. Regular library hours are: 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. on Mondays, Tuesdays and Thursdays and 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Wednesdays and Fridays. On Saturdays, hours are 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. and on Sundays, from noon to 4 p.m.