RSVP Hosts Successful “Make A Difference Day” Project
CLEARFIELD – RSVP of Clearfield County’s Make A Difference Day project, “Sock It To Me,” was successful once again with more than 800 socks being collected to be donated and distributed to various Clearfield County organizations.
Make a Difference Day is the largest national day of helping others. It is a celebration of neighbors helping neighbors. Created by USA WEEKEND Magazine, Make a Difference Day is an annual event that takes place on the fourth Saturday of every October. This year, Make a Difference Day was Oct. 27.
RSVP of Clearfield County has promoted the “Sock It To Me” project during the month of Make A Difference Day for the last nine years. This project involves individuals, businesses and organizations donating new pairs of socks for area thrift stores, shelters and clothing banks.
Clearfield County has many thrift stores or organizations, where people can find good, affordable used clothing. Socks are usually not an item people donate, so RSVP holds a sock drive to help people put “their best foot forward.”
This year, RSVP received assistance from the employees of the Clearfield County Area Agency on Aging Inc., the Clearfield, Karthaus, Kylertown and Mahaffey Centers for Active Living, Curves, Curwensville Library, the DuBois Contemporary Woman’s Club, Henry Meyer Tower, the RSVP Advisory Council, the Social Security Administration and the St. Bonaventure Church.
The more than 800 pairs of socks collected were distributed to women’s and men’s shelters, the Salvation Army, Tomorrow’s Hope and the Trinity United Methodist Church’s program, the “Sneaker Closets” in Clearfield and Morrisdale. The Sneaker Closets provide new sneakers to area school children. RSVP would like to thank everyone who contributed to and supported “Sock It To Me.”
RSVP is sponsored and partially funded by the CCCAA Inc. Additional funding is provided by the Corporation for National and Community Service, the Clearfield and DuBois Area United Way agencies, memorials and contributions.