JERSEY CITY â€“ Mayor Jerramiah T. Healy will be holding a press conference at 9:30am, tomorrow, Thursday, December 12, 2012 announcing the Second Annual â€œSoxcess,â€ a sock drive that was conceived by Hudson County Prep student Jeremy Garriga.Â
â€œWe are honored to facilitate bins for the Second Annual Sock drive,â€ said Mayor Healy. â€œJeremy Garriga is another example that the youth are taking an active role in making changes throughout city and making a difference in many peopleâ€™s lives.â€Â
Sock collections for â€œSoxcessâ€ will run from December 13th through December 29th, 2012 at six locations throughout the city. Donations of new socks can be dropped off at the following locations:Â City Hall, 1st Floor 280 Grove Street
Monday â€“ Friday 8 a.m. â€“ 10 p.m. /Saturday 8 a.m. â€“ 4 p.m.
Mary McLeod Bethune Life Center, 140 Martin Luther King DriveÂ 8 am â€“ 9 pm (7 days a week)
Journal Square Plaza, 1 Journal Square (at Cottage St.)Â Monday â€“Friday 9 a.m. â€“ 5 p.m.
Main Library, 472 Jersey AvenueÂ Monday, Thursday 9am -8pm Friday- Saturday 9am-5pm
Miller Branch, 489 Bergen AveÂ Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, 9am-6pm Wed 12pm â€“ 8pm Saturday 9am-5pm
Five Corners, 678 Newark AveÂ Monday 12pm -8pm Tuesday 10am-6pm Friday Saturday 9am-5pm
Jeremy Garriga, a high school Senior at Hudson County Prep, discovered that the little things each person does can truly help make a big difference in anotherâ€™s life. Last yearâ€™s sock drive pulled in over 900 pairs of donated socks comforting the feet of homeless in need. This year, the Jersey City Free Public Library has joined the effort with the addition of three drop off locations at their branches.
With the addition of library sites, more socks can be collected and distributed to those in need. Donated socks will be distributed to coincide with the “Annual Point in Time Count of the Homeless,” throughout the Hudson County by January 30, 2013.