LBI Kiwanis Collecting Socks With ‘Happy Feet’

Aug 24, 2016

The Kiwanis of LBI announced it has collected approximately 500 pairs of socks through its recently initiated “Happy Feet,” a program through which new socks are being collected for children in need, homeless veterans and victims of domestic abuse. Ellie Ehnot, publicity director, said the drive has also collected $100 in cash to purchase socks.

Drop-off points are Between the Sheets, 1012 Central Ave., and at the home of the project coordinator, Faith Dixon, 501 Shore Ave., both in Ship Bottom.

“We’re going to be adding more drop-off points,” said Ehnot. “We’ll also be setting up at special events, such as Chowderfest weekend in Beach Haven. Once school starts, the Southern Regional High School Key Club will be assisting in the drive.”

Dixon said the drive will run through Dec. 2.

“This Kiwanis family is devoted to helping to improve the lives of children and our community,” she said when Happy Feet was launched. “A warm pair of socks is the sought-after item among homeless in the United States. Clean socks prevent many common ailments, reduce bacteria and medical problems as well as warming cold feet.”

Checks can be made payable and sent to Kiwanis LBI, P.O. Box 174, Ship Bottom, N.J. 08008.

For more information, call Dixon at 609-405-2834. E.E.

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