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University of Charleston Toms Club to Hold Socksgiving Event

Release Date:  Thursday, October 31, 2013

Charleston, W.Va. – The University of Charleston TOMS Campus Club will host “Socksgiving” to collect new socks and towels for local homeless shelters on Thursday, November 7, from 4-7 p.m. on the steps of Geary Student Union

Students and community members are invited to bring new towels and packages of socks to the event, tie-dye some to keep, and donate the rest to benefit local homeless men and women at the YWCA Sojourner’s Shelter and Union Mission Crossroads Homeless Shelter. Homeless shelters are always in need of these items, especially during the coming winter months. 

The UC TOMS Club will also ask for participants to dip the bottom of their feet in blue paint and walk across a white sheet to help create a new flag for the chapter. The combination of steps in straight lines will help recreate the internationally recognized TOMS logo.

TOMS was founded on the premise that with every pair of shoes someone purchases, a pair of new shoes will be given to a child in need. The UC TOMS Club was founded in 2012 by UC students inspired by the TOMS mission.  


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