Metro Wire Staff
Two local businesses have come together to collect new socks for local kids in need.
Stevens Point-based companies Worzalla and Bria Bella & Co. collected new socks from their employees and customers. By the time the “Socktember” promotion was done, the companies had collected more than 500 pairs.
The socks were donated to the Stevens Point Area School District, where district social workers will distribute to children and families who need them.
“If I came across a family who needed anything, from socks to toiletries, I would drop these items off to these families to help them stay warm and healthy,” said Peg Bach, a social worker who recently retired from the district. “This donation of socks will keep more than 500 pairs of feet warm this winter, thank you to Worzalla and Bria Bella & Co.”
Worzalla associates also secured a $200 gift card from Target to purchase socks for the Socktember campaign, helping to boost the total number of socks donated.
“I once learned of a family who had to share pairs of socks because there weren’t enough to go around, so some members of that family would have to be barefoot on days during our bitterly cold winters,” said Cathy Davis, a customer service representative at Worzalla. “Kids need these basic resources in order to succeed in school, and we are proud to help the community in this way.”