A paid article from Peoples Bank.
Donations of new pairs of socks will support non-profit organizations serving homeless communities in Washington.
Building on its 2018 Socktober campaign during which more than 7,000 pairs of socks were donated to non-profit organizations serving homeless communities in Washington, on October 1st Peoples Bank launched its 2019 campaign with a goal of donating 10,000 pairs of socks.
Donations of new, unopened pairs of socks, as well as monetary contributions, will be accepted at all 23 Peoples Bank branch locations during the month of October.
Peoples Bank will also donate socks on behalf of community members who complete a brief online form, available at www.peoplesbank-wa.com/socktober.
In early November, donated socks will be delivered to the following 22 non-profit organizations located throughout Chelan/Douglas, Island, King, Skagit, Snohomish, and Whatcom counties:
- Anacortes Family Center
- Assistance League
- Clothes For Kids
- Cocoon House
- Community Action of Skagit County
- Everett Gospel Mission
- Hope House
- Interfaith Coalition
- Interfaith Family Shelter
- Lighthouse Mission
- Lydia Place
- Mary's Place
- New Way Ministries
- Northwest Youth Services
- PowerHouse Ministry Center
- Ryan's House For Youth
- Skagit Valley Family YMCA
- Sumas Community Clothesline
- The Friendship House
- The McKinney-Vento Program
- Wildbird Charity
“Considering socks are the most requested clothing item at homeless organizations, ‘Share-a-Pair for Socktober’ is a way for Peoples Bank to help our homeless neighbors and inspire others in the community to do the same,” said Andy Pohlman, Chief Retail Banking Officer at Peoples Bank.
He continued, “Through donations made at our 23 branches and online participation, we are confident we will exceed last year’s donation of new socks and set a high bar for future programs.”
The Peoples Bank Mill Creek Office, located at 15506 Main Street, selected Clothes for Kids as its local non-profit recipient.
“We rely on support from the community to provide clothing assistance to students in Snohomish County and the Northshore School District in King County,” said Lisa George, outreach coordinator at Clothes For Kids.
She also said, “We have already provided nearly 8,000 pairs of socks to students this school year, and we are excited to be a part of Peoples Bank’s Socktober campaign to further meet the needs of our local students.”
Peoples Bank was founded nearly 100 years ago in Lynden, Washington with a strong commitment to give back to the communities it serves. The Bank contributes financial support through grants and sponsorships, and its "Community Involvement Day" program offers eligible employees up to eight paid hours annually to volunteer their time, skills and knowledge to improve their communities.
A list of Peoples Bank branch locations accepting sock donations can be found at https://www.peoplesbank-wa.com/locations/.
About Peoples Bank
Peoples Bank is a locally owned and operated, independent full-service community bank with $1.9 billion in assets. Headquartered in Bellingham, Washington, the Bank was founded in 1921 and operates 23 branches located throughout Washington.
Reflecting its strong financial management practices, dedicated employees and long-standing customer relationships, Peoples Bank was awarded a five-star superior rating from BauerFinancial, a leading independent bank rating firm, and was named a 2019 Best-In-State Bank by Forbes Magazine.
Learn more about Peoples Bank at https://www.peoplesbank-wa.com/.