Sock Drive Helps Local Teens

A joint project between the School of Professional Psychology at Forest Institute and the Robert J. Murney Clinic collected 338 pairs of socks to be donated to the Rare Breed Youth Center.

The Rare Breed Youth Center is run by the Kitchen, Inc. and provides services to teens who are homeless or without shelter.  More than 80 teens make use of the facility each night.

Recently, the organization expressed a need for socks, saying many of those it serves do not have adequate socks and shoes and have numerous foot ailments. 

After hearing this, Forest organized the sock drive.

"I honestly thought we would get a few pairs, but I had no idea the response would be this large," said Stacey Trewatha-Bach, Marketing Director for CICH.

She and Katie Barclay at the Murney Clinic worked together to promote the project and to get donations.

Both the school and the clinic had drop-off points for the last couple of weeks.

We are told the Rare Breed will be giving the socks out at its annual holiday party, and that our efforts will make a huge difference.