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Army Navy Stores to give out socks to homeless

“You Buy-We Give” is the idea behind a new community neighbors’ program from Army Navy Outdoors

Peter Litsky

Peter Litsky

 stores and Wigwam. Starting August 1 and running through December, these two charitable partners will give away 1,000 pairs of brand new socks. Every time someone purchases any pack of Wigwam socks with the “You Buy, We Give” logo, the customer is able to donate an equal number of packs and place them into a special donation bin located at the register. There is no cost to the customer; the socks are being paid for by Army Navy Outdoors.

Wigwam socks collected through the campaign will benefit the Salvation Army local area Homeless Programs and will be delivered directly to the local homeless facilities.

“Every day, the Salvation Army in our local communities is assisting thousands of homeless individuals in Florida. Army Navy Outdoors and Wigwam are honored to assist in their efforts,” says Peter Litsky, Army Navy Outdoors. “Matching the sale of the already popular Wigwam Socks for the Salvation Army is how Army Navy Outdoors can join in the partnership to do the most good, raise awareness, get our customers involved and help make a difference in our local communities. With attention and care toward the homeless and needy this fall and winter, our customers and stores can produce real results for those so down on their luck that they’re living without a permanent residence.”

“We’re so grateful for the support of Army Navy Outdoors, Wigwam, and their loyal customers—especially now, with more individuals flocking to our doors each and every day seeking support and a place to rest their head,” said Jim Arrowood Major Salvation Army in Jacksonville.“Their contributions will help us give a sense of hope to those in our communities who are going without. When we join together, we really can make a meaningful difference in peoples’ lives.”

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