Sock it to ’em

The Wilbur May Museum has teamed up with Community Office Solutions for a sock drive. Between now and Dec. 15, you can drop off pairs of new socks for men, women, children and babies at the May Museum, 1595 N. Sierra St., during business hours.

Socks are regularly reported as the most requested item in shelters across the country. Threadbare, damp socks can lead to infections. And as winter sets in, the cold can cause frostbite. However, undergarments like socks are not as common as other donations made to homeless organizations.

In addition to the collection drive, a percentage of the proceeds from every order placed on the Community Office Solutions website will be used to purchase more socks. Socks collected will be donated to The Eddy House, Northern Nevada Hopes, and Volunteers of America for distribution.