The Helping Hand Mission in Raleigh, North Carolina, is distributing free clothing as part of Operation Warm Clothing. They recently received thousands of sock donations, an annual gift in honor of a dog named Cora the Wobbly Pittie Girl. The socks have been donated from places all around the world, including Australia, Italy, Norway, and all 50 states in the US.
Raleigh Organization’s Operation Warm Clothing Provides Free Clothes to Those in Need
Raleigh’s Helping Hand Mission has taken initiative this winter through ‘Operation Warm Clothing’, providing free clothes to help those in need.
On Friday, they welcomed thousands of sock donations. This donation is a gift in memory of a beloved dog, Cora the Wobbly Pittie Girl, whose owner, Andrea Zeeman, started a sock drive back in 2017.
Despite Cora’s passing in 2019, her legacy lives on. Each year, Zeeman receives sock donations from places as far as Australia, Italy, and Norway as well as all 50 states in the United States.
Sylvia Wiggins, Executive Director of Helping Hand Mission, expressed her gratitude saying, “I can’t think of a better place to give it to than Raleigh. We need it and we have a lot going on. We have a lot of people going through challenges and struggles. And so we’ve got 99 problems but a sock ain’t one!”
Zeenman also expressed her gratitude, mentioning that this is a true blessing and she tries to lead her life in service, showing that everyone is important.
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Those who need clothing can visit Helping Hand Mission at 623 Rock Quarry Road in Raleigh, or call 919-829-8048. Donations can also be given at any time in bins outside the building.