Make a Difference Day a Huge Success

CLEARFIELD – RSVP of Clearfield County’s Make A Difference Day project, “Sock It To Me”, was successful once again with over 1,200 socks being collected then 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. 25, 2008.

RSVP of Clearfield County has promoted the “Sock It To Me” project during the month of Make A Difference Day for the last four 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 go to 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 Clearfield County Volunteer Network, Centers for Active Living, area churches and other human service organizations in collecting the over 1,200 pairs of socks. These socks were distributed to women’s and men’s shelters, the Salvation Army, and the Trinity United Methodist Church’s program, the “Sneaker Closet”, that provides new sneakers to area school children.

RSVP would like to thank everyone who contributed to and supported this program.

RSVP is sponsored and partially funded by the Clearfield County Area Agency on Aging, Inc. Additional funding is provided by the Corporation for National and Community Service, the Clearfield and DuBois Area United Way agencies, memorials and contributions.

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