Friday, November 5, 2010

Neighborhood Sock Drive Happening Now - Can Laurelhurst Beat the UDistrict This Year?

Cary Lassen, Laurelhurst Community Club Crime Prevention Co-Chair, would like to let the neighborhood know that once again it's time for the Seattle Police North Precinct Holiday Sock Drive going on until December 1st.

Every year the Seattle Police collects new gloves, hats and socks to distribute at family shelters and give to homeless people living on the streets.

Cary said that last year, a group of Laurelhurst knitters donated beautiful, handmade hats and scarves that were given as gifts to foster children during the holidays.

"Neighbors were unbelievably generous and creative - someone even added packages of hand warmers," Cary added.

416 items were collected  last year and Laurelhurst placed second to the University District which donated 1261 pairs of socks and 88 pairs of gloves.

This year, Sergeant Newsom, the Officer organizing the drive, is challenging the neighborhoods to donate by displaying a thermometer graph in the North Precinct. Newsom hopes to double the 1800 donations from last year.

Cary is collecting new socks, hats and gloves for all ages for men, women and children.

You can either drop off your donation to the Sox Box on the porch at 4557 46th Avenue NE, or send an email to seth.lassen@gmail if you would like your donation picked up.

Pictured above is Cary's dog eagerly awaiting more socks for the Sock Drop Box.

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