North United Methodist Church collects socks on a year-round basis, along with blankets and flat sheets. We also collect used camping equipment like tents, sleeping bags and the like. We get them to shelters and those who do not come into shelters by passing them on through a worker with Catholic Charities. They go to numerous Twin Cities shelters, drop in centers and homeless individuals. If you want to drop them off in north Minneapolis, please e-mail me to make sure someone will be at the church.
Linda Koelman, Pastor, North UMC ([EMAIL PROTECTED]) 4350 Fremont Av N Minneapolis, MN 55412 Original posting: Forwarded with [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote: Help the homeless: Donate Socks Socks of all kinds help insulate and protect feet from frostbite What: New, or gently worn and clean, socks in all sizes (mostly men's and women's sizes, but kids socks too)White tube socks are preferred (fit both men and women) Hennepin County Human Services is asking for donations of clean, warm socks to distribute to homeless clients. Socks are especially important for people who have diabetes or poor circulation, which puts them at risk for serious health problems from sores or injuries to their feet. County staff can distribute as many as 1,000 pairs of socks a week during the winter months. ME: If anyone out there wants to contribute socks for this cause I would be willing to collect them on my porch and get them to Hennepin County. Otherwise, I am sure you can drop them at Hennepin County directly at the Human Services Department. E-mail me off list if you want my address. Barb Lickness Whittier "Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world. Indeed, it's the only thing that ever has." -- Margaret Mead REMINDERS: 1. Be civil! Please read the NEW RULES at http://www.e-democracy.org/rules. If you think a member is in violation, contact the list manager at [EMAIL PROTECTED] before continuing it on the list. 2. Don't feed the troll! Ignore obvious flame-bait. For state and national discussions see: http://e-democracy.org/discuss.html For external forums, see: http://e-democracy.org/mninteract ________________________________ Minneapolis Issues Forum - A Civil City-focused Civic Discussion - Mn E-Democracy Post messages to: mailto:email@example.com Subscribe, Un-subscribe, etc. at: http://e-democracy.org/mpls