Now that the cold, wet weather is upon us, have you stepped in a mud puddle yet? Or walked through the pumpkin patch without your rain boots on? Wet and cold feet are no fun, are they?
Now, imagine if you couldn’t change (or wash) your socks. Not a cozy picture is it?
There are many in our community that are in need of simple basic supplies…like clean and dry socks. There are two main reasons socks are among the most valuable piece of clothing to people without permanent housing. For one, feet work overtime when there’s no cozy home (and laundry room) to return to each night. The other reason is that socks and underwear aren’t often donated or, when they are, the goods can’t be sanitized and put to use.
Savior Socks is on a mission to provide fill that need! Tammy Newbill began the non-profit in November of 2016. She has organized three local fundraising events over the past year collecting donations and distributing over 6000 pairs of socks to date. Tammy has set a new goal a “Million Sock March”.
The “Dance Your Socks Off” bash hosted by Savior Socks is the official “Million Sock March” launch. Dance and swing to fun, live music on Saturday, November 4, 2017, at Bethel Lutheran Church (12919 N.E. 159th Street Brush Prairie WA). Doors open at 6:30, festivities run from 7:00 pm to 10:00 pm.
Fabulous goods are being donated for the Big Raffle and Tammy’s (now famous) Silent Auction, along with games and Door Prizes. A raffle ticket will be given for every pair of socks donated that evening.
There is a suggested $10 donation. For more information, contact Tammy Newbill 360-601-8036 or email [email protected]