Socks are the most requested and least donated article of clothing in homeless shelters. In an effort to help make this item available for those in need, the East Baton Rouge Parish Library’s Children’s Services Department will once again join with Baton Rouge Parents magazine’s 13th Annual Sock It to Me Drive to collect socks that will be distributed to area homeless shelters, the East Baton Rouge Council on Aging, and Bethany House, a facility for cancer patients at Mary Bird Perkins Cancer Center.
The drive began Wednesday, November 1, and will last through Thursday, November 30. Over the past few years, Children’s Services collected thousands of pairs of socks for Baton Rouge Parents. To participate, patrons can drop new, unworn socks in the collection box that will be in the Children’s Room at each Library location. For more information, call Children’s Services at (225) 231-3760.