Did you know that socks are the least donated items to most shelters? As the weather turns cool, this can be a problem for the estimated 600,000 people in the United States who are homeless.

Riverside's Sanders Retirement Community wants to help.

The facility located just off of Gloucester Main Street is proving that even a small act of love, such as donating a pair of socks, can make big difference in the lives of neighbors who need a helping hand.

With its Socktober-Fest donation drive, Riverside Sanders is collecting socks for the Avalon Center (formerly Laurel Shelter) throughout the month of October. Avalon Center supports women and children affected by domestic and sexual violence.

People wishing to donate can drop off new socks in a collection box at Riverside Rehabilitation Center at Sanders – the brick building with a canopy at 7385 Walker Avenue, Gloucester Courthouse, VA 23061.

For more information on Riverside Sanders Retirement Community, visit their website.

Published: October 2, 2017