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Volunteers Seek Repeat of Last Year's Successful Sock Drive


For the second consecutive year, Eastern Illinois University will ask those who attend the annual Homecoming Parade for something in return – socks.

Volunteers with the Office of Civic Engagement and Volunteerism will again collect new pairs of socks – for children and adults -- as they walk and hand out candy in the parade.  Donations will then go to local community agencies in need.

The campaign will continue throughout the month of October with donation boxes at Eastern’s residence halls’ front desks, as well as in the Student Activities Center and the Office of Civic Engagement and Volunteerism, both located in the MLK Jr. Union.

Last year’s sock drive resulted in more than 900 pairs of socks being donated to the One Stop Community Christmas at the Salvation Army in Mattoon.

For additional information, please phone 217-581-3967 or email

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Josh Reinhart, Public Information Coordinator

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Eastern Illinois University
600 Lincoln Ave.
Charleston, IL 61920
Fax: 217-581-8444

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