Warm Hearts, Toasty Toes sock drive collects over 16,000 pairs for charity
BOISE, Idaho – “Every winter, we hear about donations of coats, boots and other clothing for those in need,” said Connie Miller, President and CEO of Icon. “While those are incredibly important items, one thing seems to be overlooked year after year – socks. We’re working to change that. After all, who doesn’t love a warm pair of socks?”
Again this year, Boise-area men, women and children will have toasty toes this winter, as Icon Credit Union, including their employees, members and the Girl Scouts of Silver Sage, partnered for Icon’s annual sock drive and fundraiser, better known as Warm Hearts, Toasty Toes.
Warm Hearts Toasty Toes sock drive came to life in 2012 with approximately 2,000 pairs of socks collected and donated the first year. The sock drive has grown significantly, and this year’s drive surpassed our goal of 14,000 pairs – with 16,020 pairs of socks donated to men, women and children in our community.
In addition to collecting socks for those in need, Warm Hearts, Toasty Toes provides girl scouts the opportunity to learn organizational skills, build self-esteem, work in the community and show leadership through the two-month event. This year, 19 Girl Scout troops – a total of 149 courageous girls from across the Treasure Valley area – volunteered to participate in Icon’s Warm Hearts, Toasty Toes sock collection.
Since its inception in 2012, over 50,000 pairs of socks have been collected and donated – and 100% of the donations support local charities in our community. The number of agencies receiving socks has also grown over the years, from a handful to nearly 20 local non-profit agencies.
ABOUT ICON CREDIT UNION
In 1952, seven employees of the Idaho Department of Highways started a small credit union with $35 and the idea of a credit union was born which was reflective of their values of integrity, service, and community. 65 years later, Icon Credit Union has assets of $281 million and serves more than 25,000 members in the Treasure Valley and La Grande, Oregon. Icon Credit Union is a state chartered credit union. Membership is available to anyone that lives, works or worships in Ada and Canyon County, or anyone who works for an employer group associated with Icon Credit Union.