FULTON, NY – Winter is here and as the temperatures drop it feels good to slip your feet into a pair of warm, comfortable socks.
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Unfortunately, there are many in our communities that are unable to do so.
For the homeless there is often not an escape from the bitter cold of winter.
Oswego County Opportunities Homeless Services is currently holding a Sock Drive to collect socks for those that are homeless.
“There are far more homeless individuals in our communities than most people realize,” said Continuum of Care Program Manager for OCO Homeless Services Jill Griffey. “Last year we provided 2,014 food, clothing and hygiene products to people of all ages. This time of year we are in need of warm clothing.”
OCO has drop boxes at both its main office, 239 Oneida St. in Fulton and in the Midtown Plaza in Oswego through November.
For more information or to donate after November please contact OCO Homeless Services at 315-342-7618.
Did you know?
A private, non-profit agency, OCO touches the lives of approximately 20,000 people each year through more than 50 programs operating in 100 locations throughout Oswego County.
The agency, which is a United Way of Greater Oswego County member, employs nearly 600 people and has more than 1,200 highly valued volunteers.