by Alina Trowbridge
We’ve almost made it. Just over 2400 socks for gift bags for Christmas. Our goal is 2500. We’re almost there, but sometimes we open a package and find that it’s for children or it’s footies instead of full up-the-ankle-for-cold-weather socks. Don’t get me wrong; it will all get used. But for Christmas, for these bags, we’d like new, crew or trail, warm socks, mainly men’s. (Which women can wear, as well.)
A group begins filling bags at 10:00 Saturday morning. (Tomorrow.) You have until at least 11:00 to bring a few more socks in and push us over the line on your way to pick up the groceries or get that last gift or catch a plane to visit family. We won’t get more than we need. At St. Anthony’s, we just can’t have too many socks.
Have a wonderful holiday. And thank you for all you do for the most vulnerable among us.