Thank you for your generosity this Socktober!

Librarian Genevieve Grove (left) delivers Socktober donations to Housing Forward offices in Maywood in November. AmeriCorps Volunteer and Community Outreach Coordinator Sarah Catalano is pictured at right.

Our community showed an abundance of giving in October, during two donation drives hosted at the Main Library. Thanks to all who donated!

Boxes of Socktober donations headed to Housing Forward!

Boxes & boxes of socks!

This was our fifth year participating in the annual Socktober drive.

In past years, we collected hundreds of pairs of socks for clients of shelters.

And this year, our community really stepped up.

With a huge donation from one of Oak Park’s middle schools, we collected more than 950 pairs of socks for donating to Housing Forward!

“Housing Forward is a great community partner and we look forward to continuing to work together,” says Librarian Genevieve Grove, who coordinates the Socktober donation drive every year at the library.

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Donations of warm kids clothing at the Main Library, collected for nonprofit Cradles to Crayons

Plus warm clothes for kids

And, in the last week of October, we received heaps of warm kids’ clothes for donating to the nonprofit Cradles to Crayons Chicago.

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More community donation drives

Through January 31, our neighbors at Riveredge Hospital are hosting a coat drive with nine area drop-off locations, including Oak Park Township, 105 S Oak Park Ave.