GRAND JUNCTION, Colo. (KJCT) - Sometimes it’s the little things in life that mean the most, like a pair of socks.
A local woman has embraced that philosophy in her mission to get socks to the homeless in Grand Junction. You might see handmade boxes for Socks of Love popping up at local businesses around town like Gold Mine Bingo and Excalibur Consulting Agency in Grand Junction. It’s their third year collecting new and lightly used socks; they collected over three hundred pairs last year and are hoping to beat that number this year. They hope to provide the homeless with something that isn’t supplied by Homeward Bound and other local organizations.
“I had a gentleman last year, I walked up to hand him some socks and he just started bawling. He said that he had never owned a new pair of socks since he was a child. He was just crying, he was so grateful,” says Founder of Socks of Love, Kristina Love.
The collection goes from now until the end of November. Kristina and other volunteers give the socks out themselves at Whitman Park off of 5th street.