This month's snow and freezing temperatures have made us even more appreciative of the simple pleasure of being warm. For many women and children in Santa Fe, however, this basic level of comfort is out of reach. We all can help. Now through the end of January, we're collecting new and gently used socks to benefit the Casa Familia Urgent Transition Center, St. Elizabeth Shelter’s House for Families and Women.
The Center is northern New Mexico’s only full-time shelter for families and single women. Their case managers and staff provide help to around 300 people annually, and they serve more than 22,000 meals. Casa Familia receives regular donations of clothing (including those from Art.i.fact), but good socks are in short supply.
Please bring new or gently-worn (and clean!) pairs of wool or wool-blend socks to Art.i.fact through Jan. 31 and receive 10% off any non-sale item in the store (excluding artwork). We'll also accept warm scarves, hats, and gloves.
Many families who come to Casa Familia arrive with little more than the clothing on their backs. They often spend their days outside, traveling to job interviews, social service agencies, and community centers. They walk or take busses. Warm socks are essential. Please join us in helping out.