Sunday, September 29, 2013

Knock Your Socks Off Back To School Sock Drive

2nd Annual Knock Your Socks Off Back To School Sock Drive

This was the 2nd year for my annual "Knock Your Socks Off" Back to School Sock Drive, taking place on Tuesday August 13th, 2013 at Bar Louie in The Gulch. I started this sock drive as the signature philanthropic program of my medical practice, The Foot And Ankle Healthcare Center. Last year (1st year) I collected just over 1,200 pair of socks for children and youth in the Nashville community who return to school without socks to wear. In addition to the actual sock donations, I'm very proud that the drive has raised the awareness to the fact that thousands of kids go back to school every year without the basics such as socks and underwear, backpacks and school supplies.

The socks are still coming in from friends and family of mine who live outside of Nashville. I've come home every couple of days to FedEx and UPS boxes full of socks at my door!! In this, the 2nd year, I have already collected over 1,200 pair of socks, therefore exceeding last year's total!!!! All of the sock donations collected at the event are handed over to The Oasis Center of Nashville for distribution to children and youth in the Nashville Community! If you missed it this year, you can certainly attend the event next year or mail in your socks!!!!

Here are some pics from the event:

Yes, that's me dropping off my socks at the sock drive!

I provided food from Bar Louie for my guests

My lovely volunteers!

Chad, the manager of Bar Louie has been very supportive of my sock drive

Dr. Sheryl Rimrodt - President of the Oasis Center Board of Directors and myself

Myself, Dr. Sheryl Rimrodt, and Cathleen Windham - Marketing and Communications specialist at Oasis Center and my wonderful Oasis Center contact


...and more networking!

What a great night! Thanks to everyone who gave their support for this event!

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--Dr. April

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