Area sock donations warm heart, toes

Stephanie Buck delivers socks to NCCF collected by Agricultural Logistics in Dunkirk for SOCKTOBER.

As the cold weather arrives, socks are the most needed but least donated item at homeless shelters and charitable giving programs. Northern Chautauqua Community Foundation’s SOCKTOBER Sock Drive strives to address this issue locally by collecting new socks of all sizes and distributing them to area organizations throughout Chautauqua County that serve those in need.

NCCF is grateful for the ongoing SOCKTOBER partnerships with Agricultural Logistics, Lake Shore Savings Bank, Cattaraugus County Bank, Trinity Episcopal Church, and the many generous individuals, clubs, churches, and classrooms that collected warm socks during the month of October. The tremendous outpouring of sock donations resulted in thousands of socks being distributed to individuals needing them most.

Socks will be distributed through the following organizations: Chautauqua County Homeless Coalition, Chautauqua County Rural Ministry, COI Transitional Independent Living Program (TILP), Dunkirk-Fredonia Meals on Wheels, Kids at Promise, St. Gianna Molla Center, Westfield Food Pantry, and the YWCA of Jamestown.

For information on how you or your organization can get involved in Socktober 2023, please call (716) 366-4892 or email Eileen at eardillo@nccfoundation.org.

Since its incorporation in 1986, the NCCF has invested more than $18 million in northern Chautauqua County through strategic grantmaking, targeted scholarships, and leadership and community collaborations. The NCCF is a tax-exempt charitable organization inherently committed to enhancing the northern Chautauqua community and encouraging local philanthropy.

As a Nationally Accredited Community Foundation, the NCCF has proven compliance with the National Standards for U.S. Community Foundations, demonstrating integrity, equity, accountability, transparency, and effectiveness in meeting the needs of their community. For more information on the NCCF, visit www.nccfoundation.org or call 716-366-4892.


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