Share holds annual ‘Seats & Feets’ drive for underwear, diapers and socks

The drive will be held throughout the month of October

VANCOUVER – Share’s annual Seats & Feets drive invites the community to donate new underwear, diapers and socks for men, women, teens and children. The drive will be held throughout the month of October; donations will be given to clients in Share’s outreach, shelter and housing programs.

Volunteers wear PPEs while sorting food and serving hot meals as part of Share’s response to the COVID-19 crisis. During the month of October, Share is holding it’s annual Seats & Feets drive. Photo courtesy of Share Vancouver
Volunteers wear PPEs while sorting food and serving hot meals as part of Share’s response to the COVID-19 crisis. During the month of October, Share is holding it’s annual Seats & Feets drive. Photo courtesy of Share Vancouver

“Our annual Seats & Feets drive is vital to bringing in thousands of pairs of underwear, socks and diapers for our clients,” said Molly Evjen, director of volunteers and community resources. “We hope that community members will consider hosting a socially distant drive at their office, church or in their neighborhood.”

Share is asking for new underwear (all sizes, for men, women, teens and children), diapers (all sizes, including pull-ups) and athletic-style socks ((all sizes, for men, women, teens and children).

Donations can be brought to the Share Fromhold Service Center, 2306 NE Andresen Road, by appointment only; contact Kelly Baumann at kbaumann@sharevancouver.org to arrange for a drop-off time. Please also contact Baumann for details on hosting a collection drive.

Financial donations to support the drive can also be made on-line at sharevancouver.org.

About Share

Share was founded in 1979 with the goal of caring for the homeless and hungry in the greater Vancouver area. Share operates four shelters for the homeless, a transitional housing program, Lincoln Place (a 30-unit Housing First model apartment complex), a street outreach program, a Housing & Essential Needs (HEN) program, provides case management to clients and provides daily meals for the homeless and low-income members of our community. 

Share also operates a summer meals program for low-income children and a backpack program benefitting 1,680 children at 94 schools to provide food for weekends to children receiving free or reduced-fee lunches. Additionally, Share offers financial programs that incorporate financial education and matched dollars for savings; these programs are designed to assist in the improvement of credit scores and financial management. 

For more information on Share, visit the website at www.sharevancouver.org.

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