Hudson Valley Community College Senate pushes ‘sock drawer’ initiative

Emma Dillon and Student Senate secretary Brody O’Connor have co-founded “the Sock Drawer”, a drive focused on providing socks to those in need.

The Sock Drawer started from Dillon and O’Connor’s desires to get involved in helping the community. “We were just kind of brainstorming and it came up as an idea.” said Dillon. “This is the perfect season to do it because people need warm socks for the winter.”

Dillon explained that often, socks are taken for granted because they are not looked at as a necessity. “A lot of people have to focus their funds on more important things such as food or shelter to the point where they can’t afford to buy socks because their money is being placed elsewhere”, Dillon said, “Socks are often overlooked in a typical clothing drive because they have to be donated new… so I think it’s really important to get [new] socks for people in need of it.”

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