MILFORD — In the fall of 2011, Brad Montague realized there was a large homeless population in his hometown and he wanted to do something about it. He researched the needs of the homeless community and learned that socks are the items least donated to homeless shelters. “Socktober” became his brainchild.
He took videos of himself wishing people “Happy Socktober” as he gave out pairs of socks on the streets. He posted these videos to social media. Word got around and Socktober exploded. People around the world have started their own sock drives so they can help others in their communities. Last year, participants on all seven continents donated pairs of socks.
This October, the Milford Public Library is celebrating Socktober. Bring a new pair of socks to the library for any age and size and they will distribute your donations to Milford Food Bank, Milford Food Pantry and Milford School. There is a collection box upstairs and one in the children’s department, decorated with socks, of course. Donations will be accepted through October.