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 14th 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, which is a facility for cancer patients at the Mary Bird Perkins Cancer Center. The drive will last through Friday, November 30.
This year, we would like to beat the 2017 Drive’s totals which were 1,083 pairs of socks contributed by Children’s Services to Baton Rouge Parents magazine’s grand total of 9,587 pairs! Our goal is to collect at least 2,500 pairs and with your help, we will! Simply drop new, unworn socks in the collection box that will be in the Children’s Room at each Library location. For more information, call the Children’s Department at (225) 231-3760.