Once again, Better Banks is holding its annual Socktober Sock Drive benefitting the families of Children’s Home Association of Illinois. The Sock Drive is a month-long event where new socks in any size for both girls and boys of all ages are collected.
Studies have shown that socks are the most needed but the least donated item of clothing. While many people donate clothing to shelters and other non-profit organizations, very few people donate socks. The Socktober sock drive was started to give back to the community and help fill that gap while raising awareness of the need within our local communities.
Children’s Home services more than 1,700 children and families each month. Providing new, clean socks to every child requires assistance from every community we serve. Better Banks will collect socks at every location all month long. Donations will be presented to Children’s Home in November.
“The outpouring of donations from our customers and the community is heartwarming,” said Mike Stratton, President of Better Banks. “We continue to collect more socks every year, and we’re honored to be a part of such a worthwhile drive.”
“We are incredibly thankful to Better Banks for their years of partnership and for supporting our mission of helping the youth and families who need it most through the annual sock drive," said Stephanie AlKhafaji, Interim President & CEO of the Children's Home. “We rely on the support from our agency partners and donors to help us better our community, and we are excited to see the results of this year’s campaign.”
All Better Banks locations will be collecting new socks throughout October. Additionally, Better Banks is holding a competition among the ten branches to see which branch has the most creative collection box. Photos of each box will be posted on Facebook for followers to view and vote for their favorite.
As a community bank, giving back to our local community is essential, especially efforts to improve the overall economic well-being and make a positive difference in our local schools and communities.