Everett High Grad Starts TOEvember Sock Drive

November 13, 2015

Events in Everett, Everett

TOEvember

Click to visit their Facebook page and find locations to drop off new socks.

Just heard about a great effort by a 1986 graduate of Everett High, Matt Hammerstrom.

As the story was told to MyEverettNews.com…This year on Halloween, Matt was sitting around and noticed that his feet were cold. Without even thinking about it, he grabbed a pair of his heaviest socks to warm his toes. Then it hit him. Many in this community don’t have fresh or extra socks to wear. He wondered what he could do about it and “Toevember” was born!

He enlisted friends who were graphic artists, and folks who were active in social media. He started a Facebook page called Socks Save Lives and started a campaign to fill his truck with new socks to be delivered to various shelters in Everett and around Snohomish County this December.

Some of his friends are in a band, and so they performed a “benefit concert” at the Anchor Tavern. They’ve also set up collection points around the county. In south Everett you can donate at McClain Insurance on 19th SE by Costco and in north Everett at Silver Cup Coffee Cafe downtown at the Key Bank building.

If you’re looking for a tangible way to help someone and provide something that they need and will use, then grab a new pair of socks while shopping and support Matt Hammerstrom’s efforts this TOEvember.




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