As the weather gets colder imagine not having a warm, clean pair of socks to wear.
Students from Stow-Munroe Falls High School who participate in Club Teamwork want to make this winter a little warmer for people in need by collecting socks for local homeless shelters now through Feb. 15.
Donations of men's, women's and children's socks are being accepted. (New socks only) Socks will be distributed to Miller Community House in Kent, Access Shelter & Housing and Haven of Rest, both in Akron.
Socks are one of the most commonly requested items from homeless shelters yet are often the least donated.
All types of warm socks are needed including athletic socks and dress socks for job interviews. Club Teamwork's goal is to collect 500 pairs of socks by the end of the drive.
Collection boxes are located at Stow-Munroe Falls High School, Stow City Hall, Munroe Falls City Hall and United Disability Services locations in Akron, Kent and Twinsburg.
Club Teamwork is an inclusive after school club that provides an environment where young people with and without disabilities can play, laugh and learn together.
The Club gives every student the opportunity to showcase talents and abilities, make a positive impact in the community and build lasting friendships.
Club Teamwork is a partnership between United Disability Services and Stow-Munroe Falls High School, and is supported through a grant from the National Inclusion Project. The National Inclusion Project is a nationwide program that serves to bridge the gap that exists between young people with disabilities and the world around them.
The organization works to ensure that the inclusion of children with disabilities is the expectation and not the exception.
For more information or to donate, contact Danielle Marino, UDS recreational coordinator, by calling 330-762-9755.