Socktember participants display some of the socks they collected for families in need. Front row, left to right: Worzalla associates Cathy Davis, Sara Mertens, and Dana Burns; Back row, left to right: Social Worker Peg Bach, Worzalla associates Brenda Betro, Megan Meyer, and Ron Lehman; Bria Bella & Co. owner Tara Manzke.
Stevens Point businesses combine efforts to supply socks to families in need ahead of winter
Stevens Point, Wis. – Worzalla, an employee-owned company specializing in printing high-quality children’s books, movie tie-in books and cookbooks, and Bria Bella & Co., a local women’s apparel store, combined efforts to collect socks for families in need during their “Socktember” campaign. During the month of September, associates at both companies solicited donations of socks to help supply this basic need to families ahead of the winter holidays.
More than 500 pairs of socks were collected and donated to the Stevens Point Area School District, where District social workers will distribute to children and families who need them.
“If I came across a family who needed anything, from socks to toiletries, I would drop these items off to these families to help them stay warm and healthy,” said Peg Bach, recently retired School Social Worker for Stevens Point Area School District who participated in the campaign. “This donation of socks will keep more than 500 pairs of feet warm this winter, thank you to Worzalla and Bria Bella & Co.”
Worzalla associates also secured a $200 gift card from Target to purchase socks for the Socktember campaign, helping to boost the total number of socks donated.
“I once learned of a family who had to share pairs of socks because there weren’t enough to go around, so some members of that family would have to be barefoot on days during our bitterly cold winters,” said Cathy Davis, Worzalla Customer Service Representative and Socktember participant. “Kids need these basic resources in order to succeed in school, and we are proud to help the community in this way.”
Worzalla has a history of supporting the local community, such as donating books to local libraries, supporting the United Way’s Project Fresh Start, and sponsoring related events. Worzalla prints many popular children’s books and is best known for being the domestic manufacturer of the popular Diary of a Wimpy Kid series. More information is available at Worzalla.com.