We have some toe-rrific news: A HUGE thanks to all you sock stars in the South End who donated $1150 last month for Sock-tober in Tacoma!!!
If you wonder how many socks that buys, well we did, too… As it turns out, it’s two full-size shopping carts filled with socks! See pictures above of SENCo board members Andi Haug & Athena Brewer shopping for as many socks as possible at Fred Meyer with store manager Rebecca Leeper.
We send a BIG special thank you to Rebecca and her team at Fred Meyer, our wonderful community partners who generously contributed an additional $50 gift card & 10% off the entire order–including the current store-wide sale for ‘buy any pair of socks, get another (of equal or lesser value) half off.’ What a great pair of over-arching discounts helping to stretch our community dollars! We heart Fred Meyer & Rebecca’s team!
Again, our heartfelt thanks to everyone for your sole-warming donations and support for the South End. With these funds and assistance from our community partners, we were able to purchase a little over 1000 pairs of socks! We chose a healthy smattering of large, medium, & small socks, all children’s ages socks, work/walking socks, athletic socks, bright colorful socks, striped socks, fuzzy socks, even some Baby Yoda (aka Grogu) baby socks! Delivery was made to the Tacoma Rescue Mission for distribution on Monday.
We heart you, SENCo! You’re so on the ball. Keep up the good works!