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Sock drive brings warmth to area’s homeless

Sock drive brings warmth to area’s homeless

Winter is here, and as the temperatures drop it feels good to slip your feet into a pair of warm, comfortable socks. Unfortunately there are many in our communities that are unable to do so. For the homeless there is often not an escape from the bitter cold of winter.

Oswego County Opportunities Homeless Services is currently holding a Sock Drive to collect socks for the homeless. “There are far more homeless individuals in our communities than most people realize,” said Continuum of Care Program Manager for OCO Homeless Services Jill Griffey. “Last year we provided 2,014 food, clothing and hygiene products to people of all ages. This time of year we are in need of warm clothing.”

OCO has drop boxes at both its main office, 239 Oneida St., Fulton and in the Midtown Plaza in Oswego through November.  For more information or to donate after November, please contact OCO Homeless Services at 315-342-7618.

In this photo, Beth Barlow (standing) and Molly Malone (seated) with OCO Homeless Services sort socks for distribution.

Scenes from OCO's Annual Meeting April 9, 2019

Circles of Security changed our lives
Circles of Security is topic of Annual Meeting guest speakers
Congratulations to Whelahan Award winner
Diane Cooper-Currier and Ron Darrow
Finance Director recognized for service
Howard Wilcox Volunteer of the Year Award presented to John Zanewych
New Board Members welcomed
OCO Ex Dir Diane Cooper-Currier and retiring Board of Directors Treasurer Ron Darrow