Carlisle Construction Materials, headquartered in Carlisle, Pa., announced the donation of over 18,800 pairs of socks to communities in need. Socks are the number one most needed item at shelters around the country, with over 500,000 individuals experiencing homelessness on any given night.


During the month of February, Carlisle collected socks at 28 facilities around the United States. The initiative, called “Sockuary,” helped to impact 17 organizations, from youth-oriented groups like Preble Street Teen Services in Portland, Maine, to emergency shelters like Helping Hands House in Puyallup, Wash. In a statement, Carlisle says it has always tried to be a good corporate steward with initiatives like "Socuary."

“This was the first time we have done a nationwide company initiative,” said Mike DuCharme, vice president of marketing and sponsor of Carlisle Construction Material’s Community Stewardship Team. “We were excited to see the level of employee engagement around this initiative and the impact that we were able to make. Our company has demonstrated a commitment to the communities in which it operates, and we are already looking toward our next project.”