This fall, the Daemen community is encouraged to help bring comfort to those in need by donating new or gently-used socks through the 2022 Warm Feet Campaign presented by the Paul A. Saffrin Center for Sustainability and Community Engagement.
From now until Nov. 30, anyone in Daemen’s community can drop off socks in two collection bins located in the Student Success Center and Duns Scotus, room 226.
“When the Daemen community participates in initiatives like the Warm Feet Campaign, we join together to collectively see beyond our personal needs,” said Adriane Williams, director of the Saffrin Center who is leading the campaign.
Williams is asking student clubs and organizations to contact the Saffrin Center to register for the campaign. The group that donates the most socks will receive an award of $100.
“My goal is to both engage our campus community and give back to the greater Buffalo community, specifically our underserved neighborhoods,” said Williams. “I want everyone to come together, so we can collect enough socks to warm the feet of the homeless, those living in shelters, and those dependent on the kindness of others.”
The campaign, which Williams began in 2013, has provided socks to many different local nonprofit organizations. This year, the socks will be donated to various agencies that aid local immigrant and refugee populations, as well.
Overall, Williams said she hopes the simple act of donating socks will ignite the Daemen community’s desire to discover more ways to help those in need during the cold weather months and throughout the year.
To learn more about Daemen’s community engagement and service initiatives, click here.