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Successful end to Socktober

LCUW distributes checks to community partners

WILLIAMSPORT- The Lycoming County United Way (LCUW) partnered with Anna Radspinner and the Curtin Intermediate School to support Socktober as COVID-19 made collecting socks at the school all but impossible. Since 2014, students would bring in a pair or bundle of unused socks to give to organizations throughout the community. COVID-19 changed all that and the United Way stepped in to help raise dollars instead of socks to support the project.

We are proud to announce that from project from October 26 to November 30, we raised a total of $2,500. The proceeds will be equally distributed between the five organizations including, the American Rescue Workers-Williamsport, Family Promise of Lycoming County, Sojourner Truth Ministries, West End Christian Community Center, and the YWCA of Northcentral PA. The check presentations will be publicized this Friday, December 4 on National Sock Day. An anonymous donor agreed to cover all credit cards fees.

“We saw National Sock Day was December 4 and thought what a perfect opportunity to announce our total support for Socktober,” stated Melyssa McHale, Director of Community Impact at the LCUW. “We were happy to assist this effort, continuing Anna and Curtin’s project and supporting our community partners.”

Supporting the Lycoming County United Way means supporting your community and fighting for the health, education and financial stability of every person in every community. Because change doesn’t happen alone.

For questions or additional information regarding the Lycoming County United Way, please contact Ron Frick, President at 570.666.4382.

For additional information on Socktober, please contact Anna Radspinner at aradspin@wasd.org.

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