DU Dance Team & Canvas Credit Union rally together for annual sock drive

Sock Donations collected at the Daniel L. Ritchie Center and Canvas University Branch on DU’s campus Oct 14- Nov 14

DENVER, CO (October 11, 2019) — Warm feet equals warm hearts for Colorado’s homeless, and Canvas Credit Union and University of Denver’s Dance Team are asking the local community and fan base to turn up the heat by donating socks through November 14, 2019.

The credit union’s annual sock drive has grown over the last two years, and this year, they’re teaming up with their partners in Denver Athletics & Recreation to warm more toes. “Our partnership with DU gives our annual sock drive a boost, all while bringing in some extra spirit and excitement with our friends on the Dance Team,” said Malcolm Johnson, Canvas Credit Union’s Director of Public Relations and Community Involvement. “We’re hoping to beat last year’s total of 6,000 socks donated with our partnership.”

Why donate socks? According to the Salvation Army, socks are the #1 most requested clothing item. New and gently used socks may be dropped off at the Daniel L. Ritchie Center for Sports and Wellness at the west ticket office and Coors Fitness Center front desk or Canvas’ University Branch located adjacent the DU campus, or, beginning November 15 any of Canvas’ 26 convenient branch locations will accept donations through December 14, 2019. To find your nearby Canvas branch and get directions, visit

The conjoined Canvas and University of Denver Athletics & Recreation’s Dance Team will be delivering donated socks to our local Colorado Homeless Shelter, Denver Rescue Mission.

“We want to bring even more pairs of socks to the shelters this year,” said Johnson. “With the help of our partnership with DU, their fans, and Canvas members, I think we can!”

About Canvas Credit Union

Canvas Credit Union is a safe and insured financial institution with over $4.5 billion in assets and more than 297,000 members. Canvas provides a full array of financial products and services, including savings, checking, loans, mortgages, and online and mobile banking options. Serving Colorado communities for more than 85 years, Canvas currently has 35 branches and is well recognized for its people, its heart, and its commitment to community.


Andy Boian
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