Clean Socks Hope, who services Harrison, Clark and Floyd counties received notice that they would be the December 15th feature on Facebook and would be receiving a check for $10,000 for their work providing clothing and clean socks to those in need.
"We're still in shock," Executive director Jeff Minton said, "The economy has been so slow to recover and the impact it has on families not only in urban areas, but what we are seeing in the rural communities is at times, overwhelming."
In addition, the Corydon nonprofit will also receive a $2,500 Grant from the Charitable Contributions Committee from Louisville (KY) based Hilliard Lyons. That award notification was presented by the group on December 8, 2011 after touring one of the local homeless missions and Northside on Oak, a community satellite church of Northside Christian Church in New Albany.
Walmart's call for nominations for its "12 Days of Giving" Facebook campaign resulted in more than 5,400 nominations from Facebook users who shared photos and short descriptions of a nonprofit's impact in its local community. A panel from the Walmart Foundation reviewed submissions and selected nonprofits with a focus on organizations that are providing basic needs such as food, shelter, clothing and baby supplies.
The fourth day of giving highlights organizations that gather and distribute free and discounted clothing such as coats, shoes, work attire, socks, gloves and other necessities to children, low income families and the homeless.
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Clean Socks Hope, Inc. is a 100% volunteer organization with over 150 volunteers spanning all ages, church affiliations and denominations, service groups and socio-economic backgrounds.