NCCF’s Socktober drive is ongoing through Oct. 31

The Northern Chautauqua Community Foundation is promoting its Socktober Sock Drive this year and encouraging the community to get involved.

Socktober is a movement that gives everyone an easy and fun way to help others of all ages. All it takes to participate is a donation of a new pair of socks. The Soctober Sock Drive will run through Oct. 31. With the help of business partners offering sock drop-off sites, the community has various locations to accept donations. Socks of all sizes, styles, and colors are needed for all ages.

Find the dropoff location that works best for you from the list below.

Sites in Dunkirk include the Northern Chautauqua Community Foundation, 212 Lake Shore Drive West; Lake Shore Savings Bank,128 E. Fourth St.; and GX Warehouse Fitness & Wellness, 3469 E. Main St..

In Fredonia, locations are Barbara Ann’s Hair Salon,192 E. Main St.; the Inner Lakes Federal Credit Union, 3795 Lakeview Road; and the Lake Shore Savings Bank, 30 E. Main St. Westfield locations are the Lake Erie Grape Discovery Center, 8305 West U.S. Route 20; Inner Lakes Federal Credit Union, 19 E. Main St.; and Lake Shore Savings Bank,106 E. Main St. Also participating are the Ripley Public Library, 64 W. Main St., Ripley; and the Anderson-Lee Library, 43 Main St., Silver Creek.

Community programs in need will distribute the socks. These organizations include Dunkirk-Fredonia Meals on Wheels, Chautauqua County Homeless Coalition, Mental Health Association in Chautauqua County, Boys and Girls Club of Northern Chautauqua County, and St. Gianna Molla.

Anyone interested in providing a drop off location or hosting a Socktober Sock Drive of their own is encouraged to contact Eileen Ardillo at eardillo@nccfoundation.org or call 366-4892 for more information.

The Northern Chautauqua Community Foundation, incorporated in 1986, is a tax-exempt charitable organization. Since its establishment, the NCCF has distributed more than $16 million in the community through its various grant programs. For more information on the NCCF, visit www.nccfoundation.org or call 366-4892.


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