DCU Collection Drive nets 2,600 pairs of socks

MARLBOROUGH, MA (May 24, 2023) — Digital Federal Credit Union (DCU) recently hosted a Sock Collection Drive at  its 23 branch locations and three back offices. 1,600 pairs of socks were collected by community members and employees, with an additional 1,000 pairs matched by nonprofit partner, Operation Service. These 2,600 pairs of socks were distributed to 20 nonprofits throughout Massachusetts and New Hampshire.

Socks are one of the most requested items at homeless shelters. While many nonprofits regularly collect gently used clothes and shoes, socks are one of the most overlooked items. When it comes to the health of our neighbors in need, the care of a person’s feet has a direct impact on their overall health, wellbeing, and dignity.

“The socks donated to Second Chances support new beginnings for individuals and families in our community by providing empowering attire so they can face challenges with confidence.” said Andrea Shapiro, Second Chances Founder and CEO. “We value our partnership with DCU and appreciate programs such as the Sock Collection Drive that allow our neighbors to attend job training, interviews, and housing appointments in clothing that promotes self-esteem and wellbeing.”

About Digital Federal Credit Union (DCU)

­­­Digital Federal Credit Union is a not-for-profit financial cooperative owned by and operated for our members. DCU was chartered in October of 1979. Since then, DCU has been chosen as the credit union for more than 700 companies and organizations. DCU serves more than one million members and their families in all 50 states.

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About Operation Service

Operation Service is a 501(c)3 nonprofit focused on organizations involved in public services and strives to educate youth about the sacrifices made by those who serve in the United Sates Military.

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