Local group hosts sock drive for vulnerable veteran men in Socktober | Local News

Altrusa International of Reno/Sparksa service club formed in 2020 to help improve the communities of Reno and Sparks, is hosting the organization’s third annual Socktober on Thursday, October 13, 2022 at 6 p.m. at Cypress Reno in the Downtown District.

The event is an opportunity for local individuals to hand over donations of new men’s socks to the organizers. The socks collected will go to the Katie Grace Foundation, which will distribute them to veterans in need in the area.

This is the third year of the fundraising effort, which also allows individuals to learn more about the service club, have the chance to win raffle prizes, including a Scheels gift card $50, and to network with event attendees. Light refreshments will be served.

Organizers hope to collect 500 pairs of socks through this effort.

“Small gifts matter, and as we enter the cold season, even a single donation of new socks can make all the difference to someone in need,” said Courtney Vogt, president of Altrusa International of Reno/ Sparks. “Our organization is all about finding small ways to make it a better place to live, and we’d be honored to welcome others to our group, whether they’ve just dropped off a few socks or want to learn more. on our various projects.”

Altrusa International of Reno/Sparks hosts a variety of service and fundraising efforts designed to support local nonprofits, including the Community Food Pantry, Project 150, Step 2 and more. During the calendar year, the organization hosts Socktober, Laundromat Storytime, and Hotel/Motel Outreach.

The Cypress Reno is located at 761 S. Virginia Street in Reno, Nevada. There is no cost to participate in the event.

Comments are closed.