Okeechobee chamber collecting 'Socks 4 Seniors'

Posted 11/29/23

The Chamber of Commerce will be sponsoring our,  Socks 4 Seniors , and once again we need YOU ...

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Okeechobee chamber collecting 'Socks 4 Seniors'


Time is fast approaching, so very fast, and this will be our 5th year that the Chamber of Commerce will be sponsoring our, Socks 4 Seniors, and once again we need YOU to help make this event one that will put smiles on the faces and warm the hearts and toes of many of our seniors.  We want to continue helping senior citizens living in Nursing homes to bring some Holiday cheer and cover the feet of many of our elderly seniors.    We are asking YOU to please get involved today by purchasing, preferably NEW NON-SKID BACKED socks, bright colored, funny patterns, Christmas designs and that they be ped, mid or crew length. They MUST be NEW socks and... if possible, HAVE NON-SKID BACKINGS.  Those are the ones MOST in NEED at this time. No slipping and sliding with those!  We will however accept ALL sock types that you would like to donate to our Seniors. Quoting a 91-year-old nursing home resident: “We’re just old, not dead and we still have a sense of humor!”  So, go ahead and purchase those fuzzy, warm, colorful, silly, funky and funnier patterned socks and drop them off here at the chamber.  Plain colored socks will work also. We’ve had several to say that they are ordering directly from our local businesses and some from online sources and having them shipped directly to us here at the Chamber.  Great idea!  Please feel free to do the same, if you feel they'll reach us in time. The address is: Chamber of Commerce of Okeechobee County, 55 S. Parrott Ave., Okeechobee, FL 34972.

We will once again ask for volunteers to help get them all ready.  We will take them to our various senior facilities as soon as we can so they can be given to their residents before Christmas day.  If you would like to volunteer to help count and package them up, please email or give us a call.  We’ll start packaging them on Friday, Dec. 15 at 10 a.m.  at the Chamber and hopefully be completed same day. The deadline to receive socks will be Thursday, Dec. 14 so that we have time to get them delivered before Christmas.  We wanted to get this out early so that there is plenty of time to collect the socks and get them distributed. Remember, the holidays are supposed to be a fun time and the friendliest and most giving time of the year.  But, for some it can also be lonely and depressing and many times our seniors can get lost in the hustle and bustle.  Let’s get busy, put our best foot forward, and I can’t wait to see how our community gives to those that are worth more than just a pair of socks!...they are, don’t you think?  
Looking forward to warming over 400 toes with YOUR help!  Thanking each of you for your "warm" generosity.... Paulette Wise Executive Director Chamber of Commerce of Okeechobee County 863-467-6246

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