“Many of the infirmities that homeless people endure are actually borne in their feet because of all the walking and standing they do,” said AGRM President John Ashmen. “New socks—clean, dry and without holes—will go a long way to provide comfort and care for the men, women and children who are desperate for assistance.”
Inspired by “The Odd Life of Timothy Green,” a Disney film slated for an August 15 release, the drive will be in gear until Sept. 3. Designated boxes are available at community drop-off locations, including Lange's Automotive in Sebastopol, Agapé All American Roofing in Santa Rosa, and Vine & Branches Nursery in Healdsburg as well as local churches. Redwood Gospel Mission will distribute the socks to the families it aids.
“A clean, warm, pair of socks is like gold when you have nothing.” said Jeff Gilman, Executive Director of Redwood Gospel Mission.
Hanes will match North American donations up to 10,000 pairs of socks.
“The Association of Gospel Rescue Missions is delighted that companies like The Walt Disney Studios and Hanes are collaborating on this sock drive,” Ashmen said. “Families will undoubtedly be warmed by the touching storyline of the movie, and ‘neighbors-
For more details about “The Odd Life of Timothy Green” Sock Drive, please visit https://www.agrm.org/
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ABOUT THE MOVIE
Academy Award®-nominated director/writer Peter Hedges (“Dan in Real Life,” “What’s Eating Gilbert Grape”) brings enchantment to the screen with “The Odd Life of Timothy Green.” It’s the inspiring, magical story of a happily married couple, Cindy and Jim Green (Jennifer Garner and Joel Edgerton), who can’t wait to start a family but can only dream about what their child would be like. When young Timothy (CJ Adams) shows up on their doorstep one stormy night, Cindy and Jim—and their small town of Stanleyville—
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