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The Forest Park Public Library is holding a sock drive to help stock our Comfort Cabinet.

The Comfort Cabinet provides access to free toiletry and other needed items to anyone who comes into the Library.

Socks are one of the top items the Library supplies so during the month of April we will hold a drive to help us stock up.

From April 1-30, please drop off new socks for us to add to the Comfort Cabinet. You can also send socks through the Library’s Amazon WishList.

For every five pairs of new socks you donate, you will receive a ticket to a drawing to win a $10 gift card to Kribi Coffee. If you send items through Amazon, please remember to include your name and email. We will pull three names through a drawing at the beginning of May.



What type of socks are needed?

The best types of socks to donate are white men’s crew socks or wool socks.

Why are socks important?

Keeping feet dry and warm is difficult when you spend your days outside in a variety of weather. New, clean and dry socks are an important way to prevent a foot problems like infections, frostbite, and nail diseases.

Can I donate used socks?

While we appreciate your thoughtfulness, we will not accept gently used ones.

Are you collecting socks for kids?

No, our Comfort Cabinet mainly supports adults. If you are interested in donating kids items, please ask a library staff member to help you find a local organization.

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