According to the Becker Friedman Institute, there are 500,000 to 600,000 people experiencing homelessness in the United States on any given night, with about two-thirds of them in shelters. With socks being one of the most in-demand items at shelters, Carlisle Construction Materials went on a nationwide effort to provide to those in need.
During the month of February, the manufacturer collected socks at 28 facilities around the United States as part of its "Sockuary" initiative. Between its headquarters in Carlisle, Pa. and plants around the country, Carlisle Construction Materials announced the donation of over 18,800 pairs of socks to communities in need. The initiative supported 17 organizations, from youth-oriented groups like Preble Street Teen Services in Portland, Maine, to emergency shelters like Helping Hands House in Puyallup, Wash.
“This was the first time we have done a nationwide company initiative,” said Mike DuCharme, vice president of marketing and sponsor of Carlisle Construction Materials '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.”
Carlisle Construction Materials is a leading manufacturer and supplier of premium single-ply roofing systems primarily for commercial end markets, as well as engineered metal roofing and panel systems.