Livingston Parish Library participating in Sock It To Me! Sock Drive; donations going to Family Village
The Livingston Parish Library is partnering with Baton Rouge Parents Magazine for the 19th Annual Sock It To Me! Sock Drive.
Held every year before the holiday season, the Sock It to Me! Sock Drive takes place in the Greater Baton Rouge area, including in East Baton Rouge, Livingston, Ascension, Pointe Coupee, Iberville, and West Baton Rouge parishes.
All donations go to the less fortunate.
People can drop off new, unused socks in donation boxes at participating businesses, schools, churches, or childcare centers. Infant to adult sizes are accepted.
This year’s sock drive runs Nov. 1 – Dec. 11.
Socks are the most requested item at homeless shelters, according to Baton Rouge Parents Magazine.
"The Sock It to Me! Sock Drive is an affordable and convenient way to touch the lives of children and adults in our community," Baton Rouge Parents Magazine states.
Last year, Family Resource Group Foundation collected more than 25,000 pairs of socks that went to local organizations in need.
The 2023 goal for the entire sock drive is to collect 28,000 pairs of socks.
To ensure donations remain in the Livingston Parish community, all socks collected by the Livingston Parish Library will be donated to The Family Village, a Livingston Parish-based non-profit organization.
Founded in 2018, The Family Village provides necessities to children who have been separated from their homes in a traumatic event. The items are provided free of charge to children of all ages, ranging from newborns to teenagers and young adults.
On average, The Family Village serves more than one child per day.
"Our mission is to make sure that every child that has been moved from their home is clothed with dignity & given something of their own since most have lost everything," The Family Village states on its website. "We want to help pave the road to a better life by providing gently used/new items."
More information on The Family Village can be found at www.tfvwalker.org.
How can you participate?
Visit any branch of the Livingston Parish Library from November 1 - December 11 to donate new, unused pairs of socks in any size.
Help provide socks, infant to adult, to those in need this winter.
All socks collected by the Livingston Parish Library will be donated to The Family Village.