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May Museum kicks off holiday drive


A girl wears Christmas socks while drinking a hot beverage.
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No one should go without warm, dry socks, but too often the needy do. This holiday season, the Wilbur May Museum is teaming up with Community Office Solutions for a sock drive. Drop off pairs of NEW socks for men, women, children, and babies at the May Museum during business hours through Dec. 15.

Socks are the most requested item in shelters across the country. Many homeless people walk miles per day in order to survive, leaving their socks threadbare and damp. Damp socks cause infections and the cold causes frostbite. However, people rarely donate socks to homeless organizations.

Along with the collection drive, a percentage of the proceeds from every order placed on the Community Office Solutions website will be used to purchase more socks. Everything collected will be donated to The Eddy House, Northern Nevada HOPES, and Volunteers of America to distribute to those in need. 

What: Sock Drive

When: November 1 – December 15, 2019

Where: Wilbur D. May Museum, Rancho San Rafael Regional Park, 1595 N. Sierra Street, Reno

Contact: (775) 785-5961 or www.maycenter.com

About the Wilbur D. May Museum

Located within Rancho San Rafael Regional Park, the Wilbur D. May Center is managed by the Washoe County Community Services Department and continues to receive generous support from the Wilbur May Foundation. Our mission is to preserve the life and legacy of Wilbur D. May through exhibitions and programs that stimulate curiosity in visitors of all ages.

About Community Office Solutions

Community Office Solutions is a Reno-based office supply company with a unique give back program. A percentage of every order placed is given back to a local charity. The business model was created as an easy way for people in every community, across the country, to support their local charities with a product they are already purchasing. For more information visit https://communityofficesolutions.com.

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