During the last couple of years the Salt Lake Weaver's Store and Rikki Darling have encouraged people to take part in the Navajo Socks-For-Elders program. This program was a great success, as the elders were touched and overwhelmed (far beyond expectations) by the gift of personally handknit socks! The Salt Lake Tribune even ran an article on the socks in October 1994.
The Adopt-A-Native-Elder program assists Navajo elders with food, medicine, and clothes to help meet basic needs. In support of this program, the Salt Lake Weaver's Store will accept donations of handknit socks for the elders. The socks will be personally delivered to the elders during the twice-yearly food run to the reservation.
If you would like to send a pair of socks, please send them to:
c/o Salt Lake Weaver's Store
1227 East 3300 South
Salt Lake City, UT 84106
801/486-1610 or 1-800-363-5585
Winters are cold on the Navajo reservation and warm snuggly socks will be most welcome to the elders. Socks for fall delivery are needed at the store by September 1 (for spring by April 1).
Your gift of handknit socks is more than a physical object but a gift of love, time, and warmth which will please an elderly person.
If you have comments, please send email to: Rosemary Brock.
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