For those lucky enough to keep themselves warm in the winter, a local organization says it's time to give back the warmth.
RSVP of the Capital Region, the local chapter of a national organization, is collecting clothing donations through the end of October in anticipation of the colder weather.
But not just any article of clothing - the organization is setting its focus on socks as part of its Sock It To Me! campaign.
They're relatively cheap and easy to give, but that's not all, said Scott Hunsinger, development coordinator for the organization.
"You gotta keep your feet warm, so that's one reason we're collecting the socks," he said.
Warming up: The local chapter of RSVP, which stands for Retired and Senior Volunteer Program, launched at the start of the year, so the effort is the first of its kind in York County, Hunsinger said.
The organization provides volunteer opportunities for those over 55 years old
And it is aimed at helping adults and children who could use a little comfort and warmth during the colder months, he said.
"I think a lot of people in the wintertime, especially people who don't have a lot of money or don't have shelter, don't have clothes to keep them warm," he said.
All donations will go to residents of York County through Stewartstown Elementary School, Red Lion Senior Center, Hanover Council of Churches and York City School District, Hunsinger said.
And giving a pair or two of new socks to a neighbor in need is a pretty doable task for most, he said.
"I think socks are something people can afford to buy and to donate," Hunsinger said.
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At a Glance
As part of RSVP of York County's Sock It To Us! campaign, donations of new socks are being accepted at the following drop-off sites until Oct. 31:
* SEYCo Nursery School in Stewartstown
* Stewartstown Senior Center
* Stewartstown Elementary School
* York City School District Administration Building
* Red Lion Senior Center
* Member churches of the Hanover Council of Churches
For large sock donations or more information on drop-off sites or volunteer opportunities, call RSVP's York County office at 443-619-3842 or the Senior Corps of Pennsylvania hotline at 1-800-870-2616.