Sue Robitaille, an employee at Jet Mail, has always wanted to help the less fortunate in some way. While listening to the radio, she heard that socks are always in great demand at homeless shelters. Sue started the sock drive five years ago, and since then, she averages about 1,000 pairs of socks each year, as well as hats, gloves, mittens, scarfs and coats.
Jet Mail Employee Donates to Homeless Shelters, Annually
For the first two years, Sue delivered all of the adult and children’s socks to the Pine Street Inn. She soon found out the children’s socks were better placed with Cradles to Crayons. Every year since then, she divides the socks up between adult and children’s sizes. and delivers them to both charities that help the homeless
Pine Street Inn helps 8,000 homeless men and women annually. And according to Cradles to Crayons, 250,560 children under the age of 12 in Massachusetts live in low-income or homeless situations.
Knowing this, Sue's granddaughter wanted to get involved. She collected 50 pairs of socks, by starting a drive at her school. In addition, she also helps her grandmother box everything up and deliver it to the shelters.
Support Jet Mail's Efforts
We've extended our sock drive until December 2, in hopes of reaching or exceeding Sue's goal of over 1,000 pairs of socks donated. If you would like to donate directly to either the Pine Street In or Cradles to Crayons, please follow the links.