River Valley collecting widow socks for charity

Updated 7 years ago Edited from a Press Release

HUNTINGTON -- River Valley Child Development Services invites community members to drop off single socks that have lost their mate as part of the “Widow Socks” project that its Charleston Connect Resource and Referral program is doing in partnership with EnAct Community Action in Charleston. Next month, all socks collected will be matched up as best they can and given to the homeless.

Socks can be dropped off between 8 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday at River Valley's main office, located at 611 7th Ave. in Huntington. Socks can be donated through Dec. 31 for the project, which launches River Valley's year-long celebration of its 45th anniversary. The agency plans to do a different charity project each month as part of the celebration in 2016.

River Valley offers child care at Enterprise Child Development Center, after school programs at Meadows Elementary and the Explorer Academy, and several programs for educators and families of children as young as infants up through elementary school. One of its programs is Connect Child Care Resource and Referral in Charleston, which is a community service organization that helps parents, child care providers and other organizations promote the availability of quality child care in Kanawha, Jackson, Roane and Clay counties.

EnAct Community Action is a Charleston-based state agency that offer services such as job training, utility assistance, food and clothing assistance and others to low-income residents of Clay, Boone, Fayette, Kanawha and Putnam Counties.

To learn more, contact Suzi Brodof, executive director of River Valley Child Development Services, at 304-523-3417 or sbrodof@rvcds.org.