Socktober: Neighborhood Style

As cooler weather approaches, thoughts of stockings hung with care may go through your mind. For many children throughout the DFW area, however, hopes and dreams of safety in their own home is the only thing on their Christmas list this year.

As a parent of three small children, the thought of my children living in fear in their own home is unthinkable.

But domestic abuse happens. Every Day.

That is why I am so thankful for organizations like Hope’s Door that help women and children flee domestic violence. Since 1986 Hope’s Door has been welcoming women and children into their loving arms in a most critical time in their life.

Inspired by everyone’s favorite Kid President, our little neighborhood will be collecting socks for this organization during the month of October. Many times leaving with only the clothes on their back, basic necessities like socks, underwear, and toiletries are a constant need.

We hope to collect a lot of brand new snug cozy socks for the women and children that will come through the door’s of this phenomenal organization but even if we only inspire one family beyond our own, and clothe the precious feet of just a few, we’ve made a difference.

You can do something similar in your neighborhood. Find an organization in your area. Talk to them. Find out what they need and do a sock drive, blanket drive, toiletries drive, {insert their need} drive. Make a difference! And if this blog doesn’t convince you, check out this adorable pep talk by Kid President and Sesame Street’s very own Grover.

Every. Life. Matters.

 

 

 

 

*Photo credit: Sould Pancake

Patty Parker

My name is Patty Parker. I write about finding beauty in the every day.

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