Sock Drive in Fayetteville, Ark. Helps Homeless

Thursday, November 12 at 05:10 AM
Category: Arvest Community News

Join us by donating new socks and new undergarments at any Arvest location in Fayetteville, Ark. or Elkins, Ark. Nov. 11 – Dec. 11. A group of Arvest associates in the EDGE leadership program are organizing this event as part of their curriculum. 

“Giving back to our communities is a big part of our culture at Arvest”, said Ge Lee, the Sock Drive chair. 
 
The Sock Drive benefits 7hills Homeless Center* in Fayetteville. Homelessness is an increasing epidemic affecting the communities we serve. People become homeless in response to a number of circumstances including crisis, loss of employment, and a change in family status due to death or health problems.
 
7hills Homeless Center served 3,760 individuals and their families from Washington and Benton counties this past year. A large percentage of 7hills Homeless Center clients are veterans. 
 
You may also donate items from the 7hills needs list (see below). Winter conditions can be unforgiving in the area and many live at campsites. Blankets, sleeping bags and tents can make a huge difference when facing tough winter conditions.
 
Together, we can make a difference in fighting local homelessness with the Sock Drive. Thank you for your support!
 
7hills Homeless Center Day Center Needs List
$5 Wal-Mart or fast food gift cards (rewarded to clients who go above and beyond to help out at 7hills Homeless Center) 
 
Foam or heavy duty paper dinner plates
Foam or heavy duty paper bowls
8 oz. foam cups
Plastic utensils
Large drum trash bags
 
Sugar
Creamer powder
Coffee
Canned meat (tuna, chicken, vienna sausage)**
Chunky soups
Canned ravioli, Spaghettios, etc.**
Dry cereal (Cheerios, Frosted Flakes, etc.)
 
Men’s work boots
Men’s boxers/briefs (all sizes)
Women’s underwear (all sizes) 
Men/Women crew or ankle socks
Tampons
Nail clippers
 
Backpacks**
Sleeping bags**
1-2 person tents**
Flashlights** 
Batteries (especially AAA/D)
P38s (military can openers)**
 
**Most urgent needs

Links marked with * go to a third-party site not operated or endorsed by Arvest Bank, an FDIC-insured institution.
 
Tags: Arkansas, Charitable Giving, Community Support, Fayetteville
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