DANVILLE – Especially during the winter months, socks are among the most-requested articles of clothing by people experiencing homelessness, leading State Senator Paul Faraci to continue the work of State Senator Scott Bennett by hosting a donation drive collecting new socks for shelters across Vermilion County.

“Warm socks are something we take for granted and a luxury for those experiencing homelessness,” said Faraci (D-Champaign). “With your help, we can provide a little bit of comfort to those in need during the harsh winter months.”

Worn-out or ragged socks put people at serious risk of foot disease and, during the winter months, in severe danger from the cold. As a result, new socks are greatly needed by those experiencing homelessness — but they are the least-donated clothing item at homeless shelters.

From now until Dec. 15, community members are encouraged to donate new socks for men, women and children at the collection locations below:

  • Senator Faraci’s District Office | 201 N. Vermilion St., Suite 323, Danville
    • Monday to Friday: 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.
  • Robinson Chiropractic | 3595 N. Vermilion St., Danville
    • Monday to Friday: 8 a.m. to 6 p.m.
  • Westville Village Hall | 201 N. State St., Westville
    • Monday to Friday: 7:30 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Donations will benefit Crosspoint at the Y Homeless Program, Danville Rescue Mission (Vermilion Community Restoration) and Fair Hope Children’s Ministry.

For questions or additional information, contact Senator Faraci’s office at 217-442-5252.