12.08.2019 Danville Socks Drive Visit

CHAMPAIGN – In an effort to keep community members warm this winter, State Senator Scott Bennett (D-Champaign) is seeking community support to donate to his warm socks drive. 

From Nov. 15 to Dec. 16, community members are encouraged to donate unused socks for men, women and children at the collection locations below:

• Illinois Terminal Building (45 E. University Ave., Suite 206, Champaign)
• U of I Campus
     o Illini Union (ISG, Suite 250, 1401 W. Green St., Urbana)
     o Wesley Church (1203 West Green St., Urbana)
• Rural King (913 W. Marketview Dr., Champaign)
• Blain’s Farm & Fleet (2701 N. Cunningham Ave., Urbana)
• Sen. Scott Bennett’s District Office (201 N. Vermilion St., Suite 323, Danville)
• Georgetown Public Library (102 W. West St., Georgetown)
• Stock + And Field (Former Big R-Stock & Field-North Store) (3363 N. Vermilion St., Danville) 

“There are a lot of people in need of socks this winter,” Senator Bennett said. “We need to lend a hand to our friends without addresses and help them stay warm as the temperature drops.”

Socks are a greatly needed item at shelters, but are the least donated clothing item to those in need. Most individuals wear out their own socks before throwing them away, meaning homeless individuals are at a serious risk of foot disease and, during winter months, in severe danger from the cold when there are battered socks on their feet.

“Most of us take warm, clean footwear for granted,” Bennett said. “But to those that don’t have them, they can make all the difference in the world.”

Donations will benefit C-U at Home, Austin’s Place, Crosspoint at the Y Homeless Program, Danville Rescue Mission and Fair Hope Children’s Ministry.

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Office Info

Champaign Office:
45 E. University Suite 206
Champaign, IL 61820
P: (217) 355-5252

Danville Office:
201 N. Vermilion St. Suite 323
Danville, IL 61832
P: (217) 442-5252

Springfield Office:
311C State House
Springfield, IL 62706
P: (217) 782-2507