Homelessness

'SOCKtober' is back in Harford County to help folks needing warm socks, gloves

'SOCKtober' is back in Harford County to help folks needing warm socks, gloves

Warm socks, mittens and hats are greatly needed each winter yet they are among items least often donated to homeless shelters, according to Harford County government.

To fill the gap, the county government, in partnership with Harford County Public Library, is again sponsoring “SOCKtober,” a countywide collection drive during October for new socks, hats, mittens and gloves of all sizes.

Donated items will be distributed to local individuals and families experiencing homelessness, or on the brink of homelessness, and to local veterans organizations.

Collection boxes are in county government buildings including parks and recreation facilities, public libraries and...

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