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Share a Pair During Socktober

Donations of new socks will be collected throughout October at Peoples Bank branches

Every night in Washington state an estimated 22,000 people live on the streets, in shelters, or in transitional living spaces, and one of the most requested clothing items for those experiencing homelessness is new socks.

During the month of October, all Peoples Bank branches will accept donations of new, unopened socks* with the goal of donating 5,000 new pairs of socks to non-profit organizations serving the homeless communities in Washington.

Peoples Bank will also donate socks on behalf of customers who share and tag photos of people wearing fun socks using #shareapair on Instagram and Facebook, and customers who visit a branch wearing fun socks and agree to have their photo taken and shared on social media.

*Recommended socks include non-cotton, athletic and wool socks of all sizes.

How you can help:

  • Donate new, unopened pairs of socks at your local Peoples Bank branch
  • Make a cash donation at any Peoples Bank branch
  • Take a picture of your fun socks and tag Peoples Bank on Facebook or Instagram using the hashtag #shareapair, and Peoples Bank will donate a pair of socks in your name
  • Wear a pair of fun socks to your local branch, allow us to share a photo of your socks on our social media, and we will donate a pair of new socks in your name

Organizations to receive donations:

 

“We believe in the power of neighbor helping neighbor to help stabilize community members and equip them to exit poverty," said Yuliya Rybalka, Donor Development Manager at Community Action of Skagit County. “Our clients are always in need of functional socks for adults and children, and specifically wool and athletic socks. We are thrilled to be working with Peoples Bank on this creative campaign that will go a long way toward helping the less fortunate people in our community.”


 

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