WICHITA FALLS (KFDX/KJTL) — An annual occasion impacting the homeless neighborhood in Wichita Falls in the course of the holidays is continuous to serve soup and distribute socks to these in want, regardless of the lack of one of many occasion’s founders earlier in 2022.
Soups & Socks was based by two members of the KFDX/KJTL staff in 2019, Artistic Providers Assistant Brandon Cooper and former Weekend Anchor and Reporter Shatanya Clarke, as a option to give again to their neighborhood.
Sadly, Shatanya handed away in April 2022 after an extended battle with mind most cancers. Her loss was felt throughout the complete neighborhood, and he or she is remembered for the influence she made in so many alternative nonprofit organizations in Wichita Falls.
Nonetheless, regardless of the lack of Shatanya, Cooper desires to proceed the mission she began shortly after her arrival in Wichita Falls and keep it up her legacy with the fourth annual Soups & Socks occasion.
“We want you to proceed her legacy of Venture Soups and Socks, benefitting the homeless in our neighborhood,” Cooper stated in a press launch. “All of us see these in our neighborhood with lower than struggling to discover a roof over their heads. Soups and Socks is your alternative to make an influence of their lives.”
Over the course of the occasion, neighborhood members have donated over $8,000 and offered over 300 blankets, hats, and hygiene merchandise.
Every greenback donated immediately advantages those who Religion Mission selflessly serves every day and the tons of of homeless people residing in Wichita Falls, most of whom don’t have any household to spend the vacations with.
The fourth annual Venture Texoma: Soups & Socks occasion will happen on Saturday, December 10, 2022. There are a number of methods neighborhood members can contribute.
ITEMS NEEDED (100 of every merchandise under)
- Cleaning soap
- $100 Particular person Sponsor — Feed 20 people on December tenth
- $250 Bag Sponsor — Gives journey luggage for 100 people stuffed with day by day requirements)
- $500 Soup Sponsor — Gives a limiteless number of soups for 100+ homeless people in our neighborhood
For donation pickups, please contact Brandon Cooper at (940) 224-6920 or Anndrea Harris at (817) 999-0643. Please be certain that all donations can be found for pickup or supply on or earlier than November twenty sixth, 2022. Should you’d wish to volunteer, allow them to know
For extra data or to volunteer, please e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
Donations will be made on the Soups & Socks web site.