For the upcoming school year, Hannah’s Socks, a Perrysburg-based nonprofit-focused on providing clothing necessities to the less fortunate, will partner with The Salvation Army of Northwest Ohio to help local school children in need prepare for school.
Hannah’s Socks is working to collect 7,500 pairs of new socks to be included in the Salvation Army’s Tools for School backpacks, given to children in first grade through eighth.
“We believe that no child should want for something as basic as a pair of socks,” said Doris Turner, president, Hannah’s Socks. “That is why we are glad to be partnering with The Salvation Army for the upcoming school year.”
Last year, more than 1,500 low-income children benefited from the Tools for School program. The Salvation Army hopes to match that number again this year, bringing the Hannah’s Socks contribution to five pairs of socks for each child.
“Back to school means a lot of expenses for parents. The cost of new clothes and supplies adds up very quickly, especially for lower income families,” said Major Clyde D. Jones, Area Service Coordinator of the Salvation Army. “Teaming with organizations like Hannah’s Socks really shows just how much this community cares about its kids and their basic needs that contribute to a solid education.”
The Salvation Army will be collecting supplies from July 26-Aug. 15. The supplies will go directly to the children in need. Families in need of school supplies should call The Salvation Army at 419-241-1138 to determine eligibility.
Hannah’s Socks will collect new socks for this program until it meets its goal of 7,500 pairs. However, sock donations are always accepted, as the organization collects and distributes new socks year-round to homeless and domestic violence shelters in Northwest Ohio.
For more information on Hannah’s Socks, visit www.hannahssocks.org. To learn more about The Salvation Army of Northwest Ohio, visit http://www.use.salvationarmy.org/use/www_use_northwestOhio.nsf/.