During the 2021-22 winter season, Charity Crossing had the opportunity to partner with numerous new castle county libraries, schools, and other developments to host their annual socks drive throughout Delaware and Pennsylvania.

Throughout this drive, volunteers emerged as leaders to develop networking, time-management and gained many other valuable skills to help bring about unity amongst the community to help the less fortunate citizens throughout this winter season. Each week, the volunteers checked their assigned library locations to see if there are any donations of socks, gloves, etc. winter items. Next, they sorted through the new vs items that can be discarded to then donate to people throughout the community. The volunteers brought the items to weekly serves from Charity Crossing such as the Front Street, Rose Hill, MOT Center, Hicks Center serves, as well as save them for other upcoming events for Charity Crossing.

The drive ran from December 1st to January 15th supervised and regulated by one of our youth leaders, Kirti Daga, and with the help of numerous Charity Crossing volunteers, they ended up donating over 1,000 pairs of socks, helping more people than imaginable stay warm, especially with the rise of COVID cases throughout this holiday season in our community.

Congratulations to all leaders for the 2021-22 Socks Drive: Neola Nirmal, Nichelle Nirmal, Sahil Langote, Kirti Daga, Ruchi Daga, Tanmay Garudadri, Rohit Karthik, Tanuj Prasad, Vaishnavi Sakthi, Varshini Sakthi, Glenn Xavier, Aashrita Chowdavarapu, Ananya Prabhakar, Raksha Prabhakar, Anicha Dinakaran, Manish Dinakaran, Aliya Ameen, Adil Ameen, Iqra Ameen, Goldy Parmar, Abhinav Parmar, Abhijeet Parmar, and Sai Suram.

Also, a major thank you to all libraries, corporations, and high schools involved in making this drive possible: Bear Library, Delaware City library, Hockessin Library, Hockessin Recreation Center, Appoquinimink Community library. New Castle Library, Claymont Library, Route 9 library, Newark Free Library, Ambler Library, Blue Bell Library, Horsham Township Library, Elsmere Library, Woodlawn Library, Wilmington Public Library, North Wilmington Library, Kirkwood Library, MOT Charter High school, and First Data Corporation.

Once again, thank you to all volunteers, leaders, and supervisors who participated in this drive, your hard work could not be thanked enough! We’re hoping once again to host the drive next year to bring a warm smile to the communities faces throughout the next winter season!