The City of Baytown is hosting a Back 2 School Sock Drive through July 15. Donations can be made at designated city drop-off sites for distribution to students in need. New socks of any color and infant, child and adult sizes will be accepted. The donated socks will be given away at a Back to School Fair on Aug. 3.
“Our sock drive is one part of a larger initiative gearing up to help students in need who are returning to school in August,” Baytown spokeswoman Natasha Barrett said. “That’s when we will be kicking off our Back 2 School Fair scheduled for Saturday, Aug. 3 at the Community Center. The students will be able to receive everything from new shoes, socks, backpacks to free haircuts.”
Barrett also said assistance or donation will be accepted.
“Our goal is to collect as much gear as possible to help families who cannot afford to buy the things they might need.”
Drop-off sites for the sock drive consist of the following:
nBaytown Community Center, 2407 Market Street. 8 a.m. to 7 p.m. weekdays, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. weekends.
n Sterling Municipal Library, 1 Mary Elizabeth Wilbanks Ave. 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. Monday through Thursday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Friday and Saturday, 1 to 5 p.m. Sunday.
n Baytown Police Department, 3200 N. Main, drop box open any hour.
n City Hall 2401 Market Street, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday.
n Public Works, 2123 Market Street, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday.