Carpenter's Place, a Rockford homeless shelter, has put out an urgent need request for winter socks as their supply has begun to run low.

You've no doubt noticed that the temperatures have started getting colder on us, and maybe you've started to bundle up a bit. We all know that we haven't seen anything yet when it comes to real cold---but we will.

In anticipation of the dropping mercury to come, and because of depleted stocks of warm winter socks, Carpenter's Place is asking for your help.

Warm socks are one of the most important items we pass out to our guests here at Carpenter’s Place, and our supply is running VERY low. We’re reaching out to members of the community to help us collect donations of socks. Specifically, our need is greatest for men’s tube and crew socks.

You are always welcome to drop off your donations in-person at Carpenter's Place, 1149 Railroad Avenue here in Rockford. You can also make a monetary donation through PayPal.

Or, Carpenter's Place suggests

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For many of us, receiving socks as a gift might make us think that the gift-giver just doesn't care--for Carpenter's Place, you're giving a fantastic and much needed gift that will be greatly appreciated by those who need it most.

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