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Making A Difference: Once Homeless, Man Now Hopes To Collect Socks For Shelters

Posted at 6:00 PM, Dec 17, 2018
and last updated 2018-12-17 18:06:18-05

LEXINGTON, Ky. (LEX 18) – As you hit the stores to do your holiday shopping, a Lexington man is asking you to consider throwing some socks in your shopping cart for area homeless shelters.

John Rhodes is on a mission to collect 10,000 socks. Just two weeks into his “Socks 4 Souls” sock drive, Rhodes has already collected 80 pairs for area shelters and he hopes soon that number will grow exponentially.

The donation bin is at New York Fashions in the Bryan Station Kroger Shopping Center. People can drop off socks during business hours now through February.

Rhodes says he came up with the idea during his devotional one evening and says the cause is close to his heart because he was once homeless himself.

“I know what they’re going through and some things, you know, you look at socks as so small… but it’s so huge in keeping your feet warm and the miles you have to travel, so to speak,” Rhodes told LEX 18.

Socks will be given to:

-The Catholic Action Center

-The Hope Center for Men

-The Hope Center for Women

-The Salvation Army

For more information email or 859-433-6784